Don't miss another issue…      Subscribe

Black Tea Smoked Chicken


Great tasting chicken dish.











Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


1 tablespoon sichuan peppercorns
1 teaspoon chinese five spice powder
2 tablespoons kosher salt
1 pound chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
boneless skinless
¼ cup long grain rice
3 tablespoons china black tea leaves
2 tablespoons brown sugar
¼ cup chinese (xiao xiang) wine
2 tablespoons chinese (xiao xiang) wine
2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
preferably dark
1 tablespoon ginger
peeled and minced fresh
2 tablespoons sesame oil
5 each scallions, spring or green onions
thinly sliced
¼ cup peanuts
½ each iceberg lettuce
1 x chili sauce
asian, to taste
½ each limes


Toast the Szechuan peppercorns in a dry skillet until fragrant, about 4 minutes.

Cool slightly, and then crush in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle with the salt and five-spice powder until very fine.

Rub seasoned salt all over the chicken thighs.

Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.

Bring the chicken to room temperature about 30 minutes before cooking.

Line the bottom of a wok, skillet or heavy pot with a double layer of aluminum foil.

Mix the rice, tea and brown sugar together and mound on the foil.

Set a steamer on top, and evenly space the chicken on the rack.

Cover and cook over high heat. Hot smoke the chicken until smokey-brown colored and cooked through, about 12 minutes.

While the chicken cooks, whisk the Shao-sing wine or sherry, soy, ginger, and sesame together in a small saucepan.

Bring to boil over high heat, remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes.

Brush over cooked chicken.

Dice the chicken into very small pieces.

Toss with the scallions and peanuts in a medium bowl.

Cut the lettuce leaves into 40 squares or triangular scoops.

Place a drop of Sriracha on top of each lettuce cup, and top with about 2 teaspoons of the diced chicken.

Squeeze lime juice over the top, and drizzle the remaining soy-ginger sauce over the chicken.



* not incl. in nutrient facts

Add review




Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 36g (1.3 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8261% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 805mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 3%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


The Healthy Recipe

Health and nutrition news that’s easy to digest…
Grilled Low-fat chicken breast with mash and green beans

Chickens are better bred and better fed, recent study shows

A recent study conducted about chicken meat in Australia revealed some astonishing results.

Home-made chicken fingers, lower fat and sodium than take-out

Take out chicken, too much of a good thing?

Recent report shows you may want to stop eating take-out chicken and replace it with your own home-cooked chicken recipes.

Grilled Low-fat skinless chicken breast with grilled vegetables

Low-Fat Chicken Recipes Benefit Health and Speed Weight Loss

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, a century-long record of meat consumption reveals that within the past decade, chicken and beef are now available to consumers in almost equal quantity.

Chicken Udon Noodle Soup

Is it the Chicken or the Soup?

Recent study of home-made chicken soup investigates this winter cold home remedy.  Enjoying a steaming bowl of chicken soup can make a medical difference in the severity of the common cold!

Grilled Low-fat chicken breast with mash and green beans

Don’t get cheated: Water-chilled chicken breasts, the added salt and water are free!

During water-chilling, the traditional method for preparing chicken for market, multiple chickens are soaked in water and injected with a salted water solution to increase its weight.

Brown Chicken Egg and Egg Shell

Invasion of the Backyard Chicken

As Americans begin to focus more and more on making sustainable food choices and the impact that they are having on the environment, some are choosing to keep chickens in their own backyards…even in the city!

More breaking news


Add Photo

Up to 1MB in size, .jpg format


Founded in 1996.

© 2020 Sean Wenzel & Infinite Networks Inc. All rights reserved.
171A Rink Street, Suite 148, Peterborough, ON, CA K9J 2J6 +1.888.959.4335


Live Feed