1wholestar anise, or 1/4 tsp Chinese Five Spice, optional
4green onions, slicedfor garnish
hot cooked rice
COMBINE raisins, water, soy sauce, ginger, and white pepper in a blender or food processor. Whirl until well blended and nearly smooth.
HEAT oil in a deep 10-12-inch skillet or 4-5-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook until lightly brown on one side, about 2 minutes. Turn chicken and add garlic. Brown second side about 2 minutes.
POUR raisin sauce over chicken and turn pieces to coat in sauce. Stir in star anise or five spice powder if using. Reduce heat to medium. Cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring once to prevent sticking, until internal temperature of chicken is 180°F for bone-in, or 165°F for boneless pieces.
REMOVE star anise if added. SERVE chicken and sauce over rice; garnish with green onion.
For quick look at prep method see video below. (Ingredient amounts are slightly different).