Wash the chicken and pat fry.
Dust 1/2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder in the cavity of the bird, keep aside for 30 odd minutes.
In a deep bowl, take the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar, remaining Chinese five-spice powder and ginger slices. Mix well till the sugar dissolves.
Place the chicken, cavity side down in the marinade, smear all over the bird. Cover the bowl, keep aside. After 3-4 hours, flip the chicken, now cavity side up, give it a good smear again with the marinade. Again cover the bowl, keep aside for 2-3 hours. The more the merrier.
Take out the chicken from the marinade, stuff the ginger slices inside the cavity, tie the legs with a kitchen twine.
Add 2 tsp honey to the remaining marinade, cook till sticky. Keep aside.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Grease the baking tray with oil. Place the chicken on the tray, put inside the oven. Roast for 20minutes.
Take the tray out, brush the chicken with the tray juices that have run out, return to the oven, continue to roast for 15 more minutes.
Again the tray out, brush the chicken with the tray juices that have run out and the reserve marinade, return to the oven, continue to roast for 10 more minutes.
Repeat once more.
Take the chicken out of the oven, allow to rest for 15 minutes. My Chinese Chicken Roast is ready to carve.