Tea Smoked Chicken | China

Tea Smoked Chicken | China

  • Preparation 15 min
  • Cooking 1 h 20 min
  • Servings 4
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
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Ingredients

    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) long grain rice
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) brown sugar
    • 2 star anise, ground
    • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) five-spice
    • 3/4 cup (180 ml) Gunpowder green tea
    • 1 piece of orange peel
    • 4 chicken breasts with the bone
    • Soy Sauce
    • Salt and pepper
  • Tea Sauce

    • 1 shallot, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) flour
    • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) Earl Grey tea leaves
    • 1 cup (250 ml) chicken broth
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) 15% thick cream
    • Salt and pepper

Preparation

  • Tea Sauce

Note from Ricardo

In China, tea is an essential part of everyday life. They drink it before or after dinner, rarely during. They also use tea leaves for smoking duck, chicken or shrimp. Here is an original way to cook whole or chicken pieces, (cooking time will be fifteen minutes more for a small chicken) while enveloping the house with a tea aroma.

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