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chinese five spice powder
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Chinese Five Spice Powder Recipe

If you're looking for a new way to season your dishes, why not try Chinese five spice powder? This unique blend of spices is perfect for adding flavor to chicken, pork, or beef.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Course: Spices
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 1 Jar
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Elle John


  • 1 Spice Grinder Blender or coffee grinder if you are in a pinch


  • 4 whole star anise
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ tablespoon Chinese cinnamon or regular cinnamon (small piece)
  • ½ tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Sichuan peppercorns


  • To make your own Chinese five spice powder, start by blending the following whole spices: 4 whole star anise, ½ teaspoon cloves, ½ tablespoon Chinese cinnamon or regular cinnamon, ½ tablespoon fennel seeds. and 2 teaspoons Sichuan peppercorns.
  • Once you have a uniform mixture, pass it through a fine-mesh strainer to remove any large pieces.
  • The resulting powder can be used to season any number of Chinese recipes or other dishes, and with a little experimentation, you can find the perfect balance of flavors to suit your taste.


  • When blending the ingredients for Chinese five spice powder, make sure to do so in a well-ventilated area, as the spices can be quite strong.
  • Be careful when grinding Sichuan peppercorns, as they have a slightly numbing effect on the tongue.
  • Enjoy this unique and flavorful spice blend in your favorite Asian dishes!
  • You can also use ground spices such as ground fennel seeds, cinnamon and cloves make sure to add them after grinding star anise and Sichuan peppercorns


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 3mg