Ginger Anise Chicken

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , ,

Holy flavor explosion! If you just started getting sick of chicken, pump up the bland & give this recipe a try.


Time: 2.5 hours


  • 1 whole young chicken
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh ginger (I peeled the ginger first then used a cheese grater)
  • 3-4 whole star anise
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 habanero pepper, sliced thin (optional)
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Veggies to roast under the chicken
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Grab a 13x9 Pyrex & start laying out your veggies for roasting. I used sliced potatoes, carrots, brussel sprouts, snap peas, & mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt & black pepper.
  2. Place a rack over the vegetables & spray it with cooking spray.
  3. Rub the lemon juice over the chicken & inside. Pat dry.
  4. Use your fingers to peel the skin away from the flesh & fill it with the butter, habanero slices, & fresh ginger. Do this all around the chicken under the skin.
  5. Fill the cavity with the garlic cloves & any remaining ginger pieces.
  6. Pour the olive oil over the vegetables & chicken & bake uncovered on 375 for 2 hours or until the chicken is golden brown.