Tea Smoked Chicken
Recipe type: Chicken Recipe
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 6 servings
This is an exotic smoked chicken using tea leaves as the smoking mixture. If you want to cook a roasted chicken but you want to taste something unique and special, I think you should try tea smoked chicken.
  • 1 whole medium chicken, dressed (about 1¼ kilo)
  • 1 tsp. ground Szechwan peppercorn
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. five spice powder
Ingredients for smoking:
  • ½ cup black tea leaves, soaked in water, then drained
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup raw rice
  • 3 chunks fresh ginger
  • 3 large strips of orange zest
  • 2 sticks cinnamon, 3 inch long
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • hoisin sauce
  • scallion
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How to cook tea smoked chicken:
  1. Wash the chicken and pat dry inside and out with paper towels. Lay the chicken on a flat surface and press down to break the breast bone.
  2. Reach in from the rear and remove the breast bone by working your fingers between the bone and the meat and pulling it out.
  3. Combine Szechuan peppercorns, salt and five spice powder in a small bowl. Rub the seasoning inside the cavity and outside the chicken. Refrigerate about 8 hours or overnight.
  4. To prepare the smoking mixture, combine tea leaves, sugar, rice, ginger, orange zest and cinnamon. Then prepare the smoking pot by lining the inside of stainless steel pot with aluminum foil.
  5. Put the smoking mixture inside the pot. Place chicken on a rack and place the rack on top of the smoking mixture inside the pot.
  6. Put the pot on top of a burner set to a medium flame and smoke the chicken until the thigh juices run clear or you can also use a thermometer and cook it on a 160°F heat.
  7. Once it becomes golden brown, remove from the pot and brush with sesame oil and cool for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 100grams Calories: 165
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at http://www.panlasangpinoymeatrecipes.com/tea-smoked-chicken.htm