Char Siu Chicken with Broccolini

Char siu is a type of barbecued pork found in the Guangdong province of China that is simultaneously sweet, spiced, and savory. While we love the traditional version, we also love this same style made with chicken thighs, which are also rich and meaty. The classic sauce is made with hoisin sauce, honey, 5 spice powder, rice wine, and soy sauce, which the chicken is cooked in and then it is drizzled over each plate just before serving for flavor in every bite. 

Char Siu Chicken with Broccolini

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  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: 30 minutes
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  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp soy sauce 
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • ½ tsp 5 spice powder 
  • 2 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 1 ½ lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup jasmine rice 
  • 1 lb broccolini
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil 


1) In a large bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp hoisin, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp water, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice wine, ½ tsp 5 spice powder, and 2 drops red food dye (if using) until honey has dissolved. Add chicken, stirring to coat. Transfer mixture to a Suvie pan and place pan in the bottom zone of Suvie. Input settings and cook now or schedule. 

2) Place broccolini in a Suvie pan with 2 minced garlic cloves and 2 tsp vegetable oil, stirring to coat in oil. Season with ¼ tsp salt and place pan in the top zone of Suvie. Input settings and cook now. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Roast 400 for 30 minutes 

Top Zone: Roast at 400°F for 15 minutes 

3) Place 1 cup jasmine rice in a Suvie rice pot (black handles) and place inside the Suvie Starch Cooker, ensuring pot is centered on the hot plate. Input settings and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Starch Cooker Settings

Long Grain Rice, 1 cup

4) After cooking, fluff rice with a fork and divide between plates with chicken and broccolini. Drizzle extra sauce over the chicken and vegetables just before serving.


Nutritional Information per serving ( servings per recipe): Calories , Total Fat g, Total Carbohydrates g, Total Sodium mg, Total Protein g.

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