Five-spice, ginger and soy poussins

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Boost the flavour of poussin with 5-spice, red chillies and ginger in this Chinese recipe. Serve with plenty of steamed rice to soak up the flavours and make sure to look out for free-range poussin.





  • poussins 3
  • honey 4 tbsp
  • Chinese 5-spice powder 1 tsp
  • vegetable oil
  • garlic 5 cloves, peeled and sliced
  • root ginger a thumb-sized piece, cut into matchsticks
  • chicken stock 250ml
  • red wine 125ml
  • soy sauce 100ml
  • spring onions 4, sliced
  • red chillies 2, finely sliced


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180c/fan 160c/gas 4. Season the poussins, put in a large roasting dish and drizzle with the honey and 5-spice. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, fry the garlic and ginger for 2 minutes, then add all the liquids. Simmer for 10 minutes then pour over the poussins and cover with foil.

  • Step 2

    Roast for 30 minutes, then remove the foil, turn the oven up to 220c/fan 200c/gas 6 and cook for another 20 minutes. Cut each poussin in half with a sharp knife or kitchen scissors and spoon over some of the sauce. Sprinkle with the spring onions and chillies.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 359
  • Carbs 11.2g
  • Protein 27.5g
  • Fat 22.3g
  • Salt 3.47g
  • Saturates 5.5g
  • Fibre 0.4g