5 Most Popular Asian Marinades for Chicken
  • 10 Min. Prep
  • 30 Min. Cook
  • 4 Servings
  • 371 Calories

Get some inspiration for an easy dinner any night of the week! This recipe showcases 5 of the most popular Asian marinades for chicken. Making top restaurant dishes like Char Siu, General Tso, Teriyaki, Sweet & Sour, and Honey Sesame Chicken at home has never been as effortless with the help of Knorr Liquid Seasoning!

  • 2 1/2 lbs pork belly, boneless and skin-on
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup Shaoxing wine
  • 2 tbsp Knorr liquid seasoning
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 cube Knorr pork bouillon
  • 1 tbsp extra light olive oil (or other high smoking point cooking oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 2 pods star anise
  • ¼ piece dried tangerine peel (sold in Chinese supermarkets or online)
  • Syrup: 4 tbsp water, 1 tbsp rock sugar (sold in Chinese supermarkets or online), 1 tbsp extra light olive oil (or other high smoking point cooking oil)

In a large pot of water, over high heat, place a thoroughly cleaned pork belly in the pot. Bring water to a boil, and continue to cook for 10 minutes. (This will help to remove its blood, impurity, and gamey taste).


Discard the water, and rinse the pork belly with running water.


Cut the pork belly into 1-inch cubes.


In the same pot, over high heat, add 4 cups of water in it, bring it to a boil. Season it with Shaoxing wine, Knorr liquid seasoning, dark soy sauce, and Knorr pork bouillon. Stir until everything is dissolved. Set aside.


To make the syrup, over medium-low heat, add the water and rock sugar. Cook until the sugar is melted and the liquid is very sticky. Carefully add the extra light olive oil (You can also use other high smoking point oil). Continue to stir until the syrup is lightly brown, about 3 minutes. (This syrup will give our pork belly its beautiful red shade).


Pour the syrup into the broth. Whisk.


In another pot, over medium heat, add the extra light olive oil and pork belly. Stir fry until lightly browned, 3 minutes. Also add in the garlic, cinnamon, star anise, and dried tangerine peel. Cook until aromatic, 2 minutes.


Pour in the broth. Cover the lid, and bring it to a boil. Then immediately turn to low heat. Simmer for 1 hour.


Before serving, uncover the lid, and turn to high heat to reduce the sauce, 5 minutes.