Chinese five-spice powder, a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns, adds a hint of warmth and the suggestion of sweetness to this healthy chicken recipe. It's great on just about anything you grill or roast, so it's worth keeping in your spice cabinet.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2018


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish; add water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  • Place chicken on the prepared pan and season both sides with five-spice powder and salt. Broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean cutting board.

  • Toss bok choy with 1 tablespoon oil in a large bowl. Transfer to the pan and broil, stirring once, until lightly charred, about 3 minutes total.

  • Whisk the remaining 3 tablespoons oil with tamari, lime juice, peanut butter, brown sugar, ginger and garlic in the bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of the sauce. Scrape the squash from the shells into the remaining sauce and stir gently to combine.

  • Slice the chicken and serve with the squash, bok choy, reserved sauce and scallion.

Nutrition Facts

402 calories; protein 29g 58% DV; carbohydrates 27.2g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 5.9g 24% DV; sugars 12g; fat 21.1g 33% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 19% DV; cholesterol 62.7mg 21% DV; vitamin a iu 5711.2IU 114% DV; vitamin c 61.4mg 102% DV; folate 36.3mcg 9% DV; calcium 189.7mg 19% DV; iron 3.2mg 18% DV; magnesium 68.8mg 25% DV; potassium 601.1mg 17% DV; sodium 711mg 28% DV; added sugar 2g.

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Rating: 5 stars
I roasted the spaghetti squash the day before and re-heated to make this a quicker week night meal. Very tasty and filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I grilled chicken thighs instead. the 5 spice was such a nice touch. will make again! Read More