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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Stick A Fork In It - Tea Smoked Chicken

Making this chicken was an interesting adventure. But what venture into the kitchen isn't? Baby actually smoked the chicken in our smoker, which made it a little dry but the flavor was certainly good and worth trying again. The next time, we both agreed that instead, we'd like to adhere to the recipe which calls for roasting a whole bird in the oven; we used two frozen chicken breasts that we already had. However, the recipe does not list an oven temperature--let's say 400 degrees is a good bet. The best part was that we had all of the ingredients on hand and didn't have to leave the house on such a lazy afternoon. A quality tea is essential, I think, for this, and Samovar's Earl Grey Black was highly appropriate. Also, live a little and add more soy sauce and sesame oil than the recipe suggests. The preparation and ensuing method is very easy--and surely any guests you may have lingering about will find the exotic aromas, suggestive of old world tea merchants, to be most alluring, as they waft out of the kitchen.

Do enjoy! And thank you!

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