Tea-Smoked Peking Chicken Recipe

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Tea-Smoked Peking Chicken
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  1. Place peppercorns in a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle; grind until coarsely ground. Place peppercorns and salt in a dry small skillet; toast over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until aromatic, stirring occasionally. Cool completely.
  2. Pat chicken dry; rub peppercorn mixture over the outside and inside of chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. In a stockpot, combine the water, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, star anise, cinnamon stick and five-spice powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Add chicken. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in thigh reads 180°, turning chicken once. Remove chicken; discard cooking liquid.
  5. Line the bottom of a clean stockpot with a double thickness of foil. Sprinkle the rice, tea leaves and brown sugar over foil; place a wire rack over rice mixture. Place chicken on rack breast side up.
  6. Cook over low heat until rice mixture begins to smoke. Cover pot tightly with foil; place lid on top. Smoke for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is golden brown.
  7. Remove chicken; brush with sesame oil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Chicken may also be served cold. To serve cold, cool chicken slightly; cover and refrigerate until chilled. Yield: 6 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3239.59 Kcal (13564 kJ)
Calories from fat 146.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.33g 25%
Cholesterol 990.14mg 330%
Sodium 6473.83mg 270%
Potassium 1029.17mg 22%
Total Carbs 42.16g 14%
Sugars 19.1g 76%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 74.57g 149%
Vitamin C 61.8mg 103%
Vitamin A 11.3mg 378%
Iron 24.8mg 138%
Calcium 118.4mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 398.24 Kcal (1667 kJ)
Calories from fat 18.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.01g 25%
Cholesterol 121.72mg 330%
Sodium 795.82mg 270%
Potassium 126.51mg 22%
Total Carbs 5.18g 14%
Sugars 2.35g 76%
Dietary Fiber 0.25g 8%
Protein 9.17g 149%
Vitamin C 7.6mg 103%
Vitamin A 1.4mg 378%
Iron 3.1mg 138%
Calcium 14.6mg 12%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 65.8
  • 15

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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