Anise Wine Chicken Recipe

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Jesus Jacobs Modified: March 25, 2022
Anise Wine Chicken Recipe

How To Make Anise Wine Chicken

A simple and healthy way to enjoy chicken, this anise wine chicken impresses with exotic aroma and explodes with soy, garlic, and ginger flavors.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Marinate Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Total: 5 hours



  • 1small onion,chopped
  • 1fresh ginger root,(2-inch piece), minced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 2whole star anise pods
  • ½cupdry white wine
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼tspground black pepper
  • 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 1tsprice vinegar
  • ½lbchicken breast meat,skinless boneless, cut into bite size pieces
  • 20new potatoes
  • 1cupcherry tomatoes
  • 1tbspcornstarch
  • 2tbspwater
  • ¼cupfresh thai basil leaves,minced


  1. Stir the onion, ginger, garlic, star anise, white wine, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, rice vinegar, and chicken together in a mixing bowl.

  2. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for about 4 to 6 hours.

  3. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low.

  4. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until tender. Drain and allow to cool before cutting in half.

  5. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat.

  6. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and squeeze the excess marinade from the chicken; reserve the marinade.

  7. Cook and stir the chicken in the hot oil for about 5 minutes until browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center. Remove and discard the star anise from the marinade, and stir the marinade into the chicken.

  8. Bring to a boil, then add the cherry tomatoes and halved potatoes. Cook for about 3 minutes until the potatoes are hot and the cherry tomatoes begin to burst.

  9. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water, and stir into the chicken mixture along with Thai basil. Cook and stir for about 1 minute until thick.

  10. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 553.25kcal
  • Fat: 12.77g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.17g
  • Trans Fat: 0.08g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 83.97g
  • Fiber: 10.73g
  • Sugar: 5.77g
  • Protein: 22.55g
  • Cholesterol: 41.39mg
  • Sodium: 639.70mg
  • Calcium: 80.44mg
  • Potassium: 2217.95mg
  • Iron: 4.32mg
  • Vitamin A: 26.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 92.71mg
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