Chinese Green Tea and Lemon Chicken Recipe

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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.

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Servings: 6-8


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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 419g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 450  
Calories from Fat 282 63%
Total Fat 31.21g 39%
Saturated Fat 8.93g 36%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Potassium 431mg 12%
Total Carbs 0.64g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Sugars 0.24g 0%
Protein 39.11g 63%



  • Smokinhotchef
    July 23, 2012
    To shave fat considerably, simply remove skin after grilling or roasting or use boneless skinless chicken breasts.
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


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