Poached Green Tea Tarragon Chicken


End result.

Well, I just couldn’t help myself… Doesn’t this look incredible? I was inspired to create this dish last week when I was making my  morning cup of green tea and sprinkling of turmeric and tarragon on my breakfast eggs.  I thought, hmmm, ‘This tastes pretty good’…

And the rest is history.

A quick peak in the fridge fora some lonely chicken breasts and a light bulb went off in my head.

So, let’s start from the beginning.

I combined the chicken breasts with fresh green tea leaves with turmeric, tarragon and water in a pot over medium heat.

And let it simmer, covered for awhile, then reduce heat and keep it cookin’ for a soft, tender chicken.

Still cookin’…

Then, drained the excess water and was left with a beautiful array of tender chicken and blossomed green tea leaves.

I served this chicken dish with Gluten-Free Girl’s amazing Wild Rice Salad, which is one of my favorites.  A perfect side dish to compliment some tasty chicken.

Don’t ya think?

Poached Green Tea Tarragon Chicken

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup green tea leaves, dried
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp. tarragon
  • Pinch of sea salt and freshly ground white pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium sized pot, combine all ingredients over medium-heat.  Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Reduce to a simmer; cook for another 25 minutes or until chicken is tender and fully cooked.
  3. Drain liquid.  Discard excess green tea leaves.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate.  Serve warm.
  5. Enjoy!

Cooking with tea is one of my favorite ways to create a unique taste to any dish from rice to tofu and chicken to stews…not only does this green tea create an incredible aroma and delicious taste, it’s full of antioxidants.

So, put down that cup of tea and pour those leaves into your favorite dish.

It may just surprise you.

Have you ever cooked with tea?

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6 Responses

  1. Interesting! I once made a chai tea cake, but that was it… I will try to make something with tea and I will let you know how it goes!

    • Thank you Margarita; so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe. I can’t wait to hear how you like it. Have a fabulous weekend and enjoy the tea chicken darling! oxxo

  2. What a great idea to use tea! I remember once having earl grey tea smoked chicken and the flavour of the tea was lovely. I am new to your blog and I really like the healthy philosophy behind your food.

    • Thank you, Anna; so happy to hear from you and so glad you are enjoying my blog and my healthy philosophy and approach to eating wholesome, real foods. Have an amazing weekend and let me know how you like this recipes. Thanks again! xo

  3. oh wowww this sounds and looks delicioso, girl! Great job~I don’t think I’ve cooked with it, but I’ve certainly baked with tea! Hibiscus and such. 🙂

    • Thanks so much. Hope you like it Ellie; have a great holiday weekend!!

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