1 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup hoisin sauce
6 cloves garlic (peeled)
1 3-inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
1 star anise pod
1/2 teaspoon Chinese Five-Spice Powder
  grated rind of 1 lime
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
12 chicken thighs (about 4 pounds)