Tea Smoked Chicken with Sesame Vegetable Relish
This terrific recipe for Tea Smoked Chicken with Sesame Vegetable Relish was submitted by Roxanne Chan of Albany, California.
Aluminum foil as needed
1/4 cup raw rice
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup black tea leaves
1 stick cinnamon
1 tablespoon whole allspice
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
Vegetable Relish (recipe follows)
Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
- Line wok or stockpot with foil. On top of foil, place rice, molasses, brown sugar, tea leaves, cinnamon stick and allspice; stir gently.
- Place small rack over mixture and arrange chicken breasts on rack.
- Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes; slice chicken.
- Place Sesame Vegetable Relish on serving dish and arrange chicken on top Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Sesame Vegetable Relish: In medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons sesame oil, 2 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel, 4 tablespoons finely diced water chestnuts, 4 tablespoons finely diced red bell pepper, 4 tablespoons finely diced carrot, 4 tablespoons finely diced celery, 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro and 2 small green onions, minced.
Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.