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Herbal Tea Chicken



I made this chicken dish with a packet of herbal tea spices which I used to make  Herbal Tea Eggs, added in some sauces, garlic and some tofu ......... yes, another two-in-one dish.  Easy and simple and no greasy kitchen to clean up!










Ingredients
  • 1 whole freee-range chicken
  • 1 packet herbal tea spices
  • 100 ml light soya sauce
  • 5 gm rock sugar or to taste
  • 5 pips garlic, crushed
  • 1/4  tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 pcs fried tofu



Preparation
  1. Wash chicken, season with a bit of salt, set aside.
  2. In a wok, bring to the boil 3 cups of water.  Add in the sauces, sugar and crushed garlic, black pepper.  Add in the chicken, cook on high heat.
  3. Bathe the chicken with the sauces, cover with lid and let it simmer under medium low fire.  After 15 mins, turn over the chicken and bathe it with the sauce.  Repeat this after another 15 mins.
  4. Let chicken for another 10 mins. or so, test by poking the thigh with a fork and when no blood oozes out, then the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Add in the tofu and let it simmer for another 5 mins.
  6. Remove the chicken onto a plate to drain off the sauce, let cool, then cut up the chicken and tofu.
  7. Arrange chicken pieces on a serving plate, spoon over with the sauce.
  8. Serve the tofu as a side dish with a dipping of  chilli padi and  light soya sauce.




I'm submitting this entry to  Muhibbah Malaysian Monday.  Do check it out  Here!

Comments

  1. I love chicken and never get tired eating chicken everyday. I must try your herbal tea chicken for sure, looks very yummy!

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  2. Looks delicious!Never think of this idea, next time ,I made herbal eggs,I'll add the chicken as well, and of course will peel of the shell.Thanks for sharing...

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  3. Cheah...this will go well with plain teochew porridge. Great idea to use the herbal tea spices for this dish. Never thought of it at all..thanks for sharing. Shall try it out one day soon. Easy and tasty and aromatic !!!

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  4. Your chicken looks so succulent and delicious! I love this type of cooking, less washing with great looking dish! Yum!

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  5. herbal tea eggs are always my fav. Didn't know that the same method of cooking can be used chicken too. Yum!

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  6. Mmmm....a very delicious plate of chicken. I have never tried that. Must be very nutritious.

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  7. oooh I love the flavours in this dish :) Delicious!

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  8. Anncoo
    Thanks. These tea spices are very versatile!

    yummylittlecooks
    You are most welcome!

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  9. This is a very flavourful chicken. I normally use the leftover to cook porridge or make sandwiches.
    Hope you're enjoying your evening.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  10. Elin
    This dish will suit you fine when you're tired out from working at the office.

    Jeannie
    I'm always game for easy, non-greasy dishes.

    Zoe
    Ya, I just want to experiment to see how it'll taste with meat!

    MaryMoh
    Can try this, very easy to prepare!

    Jen
    Thank you!

    Kristy
    Hey, think making sandwhiches will be nice too!

    Sonia
    Yes, I like the sweet aroma of the spices in the chicken.

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  11. So simple and the colour of the chicken looks good too.

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  12. Cheah, I want the drum stick, pls.

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  13. Penny
    Yes, super easy to prepare.

    Yummy Bakes
    Why not? Pity you live so faraway!

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  14. The flavours sound delightful, and of course, anything with minimal clean-up is something I want to cook :)

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  15. Shaz
    I'm always taking the easy out, the less clean up the better!

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  16. great idea! I love herbal tea eggs, never thought of infusing meat with the same fragrant tea and spices!

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/04/tea-leaf-eggs.html

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