• Chinese Green Tea and Lemon Chicken

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    Chinese Green Tea and Lemon Chicken
    Prep: 2 hours Cook: 1 1/2 hours Servings: 6
    by Smokinhotchef
    314 recipes
    I created a recipe using loose Chinese Green Tea and lemon as the primary flavor builder for grilled chicken leg quarters. The end product was a subtly flavored and citrus scented bird with lots of smoky infusion and a cacophonous blend of earthy tones. Using this tea as a marinade, helps to infuse the chicken with the boundless enzymes that make Chinese Green Tea so popular! Feel free to use other parts of the chicken if you like. The longer you marinate it, the more pronounced the flavor.


    • 3 to 5lbs. chicken parts
    • 1 tbsp. loose tea leaves
    • 1 large lemon, halved and squeezed
    • 1 soft chicken bouillon cube
    • SPST
    • olive oil for drizzling
    • seasoned salt
    • water


    1. In a small saucepan, heat about 2 cups water with chicken cube and tea leaves.
    2. Bring to a boil, and let tea steep in liquid until cooled.
    3. Pour cooled liquid over chicken and SPST. Add lemon and rind. Fill vessel with cold water until chicken is just covered. Refrigerate for several hours until ready to grill or roast. and
    4. When ready to grill, drain and scrap off excess tea leaves, allowing some to stay for dexterity
    5. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoned salt before grilling!.

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    • Smokinhotchef
      To shave fat considerably, simply remove skin after grilling or roasting or use boneless skinless chicken breasts.


      • Claudia lamascolo
        Claudia lamascolo
        wow unique and mouth watering!
        • Smokinhotchef
          Thanks Claudia! I'm glad you liked the photo!

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