Tea Poached Chicken Recipe

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Tea Poached Chicken

A beautifully tea poached chicken recipe with lots of aromatics. Served with a creamy malai chai sauce and masala mashed potatoes.

Ingredients of Tea Poached Chicken

  • For the tea:
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3-4 mint leaves
  • 1 tsp ginger, bashed
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 3 tsp tea leaves
  • 1 liter water

  • For the chicken:
  • 3 chicken breast
  • Salt, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • pepper, to taste

  • For the malai chai sauce:
  • 2 lime leaves
  • 1 tsp lemongrass, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cream
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp lime juice

How to Make Tea Poached Chicken

  1. For the tea poached chicken:
  2. In a pan boil water with lemongrass, green cardamoms, cinnamon, mint leaves, ginger, orange zest, honey and tea leaves. Strain the tea.
  3. Dab the chicken breast with a little salt, olive oil and pepper.
  4. Place the chicken breast in a pan and pour the strained tea over.
  5. Simmer the chicken (do not boil) for 9-12 minutes or till done.
  6. Do not throw away the water, it will be used to make the sauce.
  7. Pour over the malai chai sauce.
  8. Serve with masala mashed potatoes.

  9. For the malai chai sauce:
  10. In a pan add 1 1/2 cups of the chicken breast poached stock.
  11. Add lime leaves, lemongrass. Let it boil.
  12. Add cream and butter. Let the sauce thicken.
  13. Add some lime juice.
  14. Pour over the chicken and potatoes.
  15. Serve.