Combine 5 spice powder, salt, and ground black pepper in a bowl. Mix well and set aside.
Pour water in a steamer. Bring to a boil.
Arrange the chicken in the steamer. Steam for 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the steamer and place in a plate with sliced part facing down. Let the chicken cool down.
Rub the soy sauce all over the chicken.
Run the 5 spice powder mixture all over the chicken. Let the chicken dry in open air for 6 hours.
Heat the cooking oil in a deep cooking pot or deep fryer. Deep fry the chicken in 350F for 10 to 12 minutes.
Transfer to a serving plate. Serve with Yang Chow fried rice.
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