Smoking is an centuriers old process to give food more flavor. This recipe for Oriental chicken smoked im tea, creates a tender chicken with a delicious oriental touch.
Foodybox Autumn tea becomes Chinese chicken smoked in tea
In my foodybox with Fall theme was also a wonderful Simon Levelt tea called Dragon Well Xi Hu Lung Ching tea (and yes this I retyped with an example because who invents such a name. I can see myself go to the shop to order: “May I please get one package Dragonwell Xi Hu Lung Ching tea” and also my shopping list would get quite a different look), but that aside. It is a green tea, which is named after the river Xi Hu where this type of tea named Lung Ching grows. That’s the way the name was made.
I tasted a cup and it is green tea with an intense flavor and that gave me the idea for this recipe: Oriental chicken smoked with tea.
I have previously salmon smoked in tea which I found very tasty. So of course I had high hopes for this Oriental chicken. And it made my expectations. The chicken was tender and delicious, had a slight smoky flavor from the tea, a sweet toch by the Chinese herbal mixture and had a nutty pepper touch because of the sesame wasabi. A delicious flavor combination that is certain. We ate it with rice and a delicious citrus salad.
- cooking is fun and washing the dishes a lot less, make sure you cover the pan with aluminum foil. That way the tea won’t burn into your pan.
- you mix the herbs with oil and marinate the chicken with it, the meat won’t stick to the grill.
- you can’t get any wasabi sesame, take regular sesame. It’s also a very tasty combination.