Tea Smoked Chicken (Food Network Kitchens) Recipe

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  1. Toast the Szechuan peppercorns in a dry skillet until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Cool slightly, and then crush in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle with the salt and five-spice powder until very fine. Rub seasoned salt all over the chicken thighs. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.
  2. Bring the chicken to room temperature about 30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Line the bottom of a wok, skillet or heavy pot with a double layer of aluminum foil. Mix the rice, tea and brown sugar together and mound on the foil. Set a steamer on top, and evenly space the chicken on the rack. Cover and cook over high heat. Hot smoke the chicken until smokey-brown colored and cooked through, about 12 minutes.
  4. While the chicken cooks, whisk the Shao-sing wine or sherry, soy, ginger, and sesame together in a small saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat, remove from heat and steep for 5 minutes. Brush over cooked chicken.
  5. To serve: Dice the chicken into very small pieces. Toss with the scallions and peanuts in a medium bowl. Cut the lettuce leaves into 40 squares or triangular scoops. Place a drop of Sriracha on top of each lettuce cup, and top with about 2 teaspoons of the diced chicken. Squeeze lime juice over the top, and drizzle the remaining soy-ginger sauce over the chicken. Serve.
  6. Cook's Note: Dark soy sauce is thicker and lightly sweeter tasting than other soys. It adds a depth of flavor that is great with the chicken. It can be found in Asian markets or supermarkets with a good Asian section.
  7. Copyright 2007 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 65.79 Kcal (275 kJ)
Calories from fat 51.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.68g 9%
Cholesterol 11.89mg 4%
Sodium 141.15mg 6%
Potassium 39.04mg 1%
Total Carbs 2.14g 1%
Sugars 0.7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.26g 1%
Protein 1.68g 3%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 4.9mg 0%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 256.89 Kcal (1076 kJ)
Calories from fat 199.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.18g 9%
Cholesterol 46.43mg 4%
Sodium 551.12mg 6%
Potassium 152.41mg 1%
Total Carbs 8.35g 1%
Sugars 2.72g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.03g 1%
Protein 6.54g 3%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 1%
Iron 0.5mg 1%
Calcium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.7
  • 2

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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