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Chinese Five Spice Blend Recipe

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This Chinese Five Spice Blend Recipe is one of my favorite Chinese recipes. You’ll find this is most traditional Chinese dishes because it’s simple and just adds so much flavor.

Make sure to check out some of my other great Copycat Recipes so that you can make more! It’s good to have recipes on hand that taste like the real deal.

Find out how simple it can be to create that Chinese cinnamon flavoring that everyone loves.

It’s true that you can buy this at the grocery store but why when you can easily make your own at home?

This is a great spice that you can add to meats, soups, salads, and more. I find myself sprinkling a bit of it in everything just to get that flavor and taste.

Chinese Five Spice Blend Recipe

Since there isn’t any baking required, you don’t have to worry about this taking a long time. All you have to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl and store until you’re ready to use. It’s literally as simple as that.

In fact, when I’m creating my spice blends in the kitchen, the boys love to jump in and help! This is such a fun way for them to learn how to properly measure and read directions and be a part of the planning process.

What is the best way to store this seasoning blend?

Once you get all the ingredients mixed, you just need to store the blend in a jar and keep it in a cool dry place. This should be self-stable without issues and not have to be kept in the fridge.

Specialty Ingredients:

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Reminder, not all ingredients in the Chinese 5-Spice Blend Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Thinking that it’s hard to meal plan? It’s really not! Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be meal planning like a pro. I promise it will save you a ton of time and money as well!

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Vegetable Side: Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe

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Refreshing Drink: Easy Mint Julep Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Best Chinese Recipes:

Once you make this Chinese Seasoning Blend Recipe, you’re going to want to make even more fun Chinese-inspired recipes. I’ve gathered up some of the best for you to try that I think you’re really going to love and enjoy.

This Low Calorie: Sweet and Sour Chinese Stir Fry has a ton of amazing flavors.

Egg Roll in a Bowl is a simple low carb recipe that you’ll love.

These Asian Food Instant Pot Recipes are the best.

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The recipe for these Southwestern Egg Rolls is so simple and easy to do!

Can you eat peppercorns whole?

No, you need a spice grinder to grind them up. They’ll literally break your tooth if you try and chew on them!

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Chinese Five Spice Blend Recipe

Chinese Five Spice Blend Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This simple seasoning recipe is certain to be one of your favorites!


  • 2 T fennel seeds
  • 6 Star Anise
  • 1 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tsp Szechuan peppercorns


  1. Place all ingredients in a smoother blender with a fine-grain blade or a coffee bean grinder.
  2. Puree until smooth.
  3. Store in an airtight mason jar for up to one year.

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