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Black Tea Smoked Chicken

 

Great tasting chicken dish.
45

Yield

20

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

16

min

Ready

Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

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
toasted
5 each scallions, spring or green onions
thinly sliced
¼ cup peanuts
chopped
½ each iceberg lettuce
*
1 x chili sauce
asian, to taste
*
½ each limes
juice

Directions

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.

Serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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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?

 

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