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Valentine’s Day D.I.Y Dinner

Hey, wanna cut down on your dinner this Valentine’s Day? What about cooking a healthy & aromatic meal for your partner on Feb 14?

You’ve heard of steaming, frying, simmering…….. but what is smoking? Smoking is the process of flavouring, cooking or preserving food by exposing it to the smoke from burning or smouldering plant materials.

I’m gonna introduce you to this simple, yet delicious dish for your Valentine’s Day dinner at home. It’s called the Tea-Smoked Chicken. This Chinese/English tea-smoking method uses a mixture of uncooked rice, sugar and tea, heated at the base of a wok. It is a very nutritious, completely oil-free meal & you can smell the fragrance coming from the tea leaves during its process.

I whole chicken or chicken parts
5 sachets of brown sugar
5 sachets of Chinese or English black tea
Brown or Jasmine rice
Garlic, Scallion
Salt, pepper
  1. Marinate chicken with salt, pepper and wine for at least an hour.
  2. Line the wok with foil & add sugar, rice & tea.
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  4. Crush garlic cloves & scallion & put them into the wok.
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  5. Insert a rack & put the chicken on top of it. Close the lid & heat the wok on high fire.tea-smoked chicken recipe, home cooking, tea leaves
  6. Smoke the chicken till brown (about 15mins). Base ingredients on the foil will turn black. Turn over the chicken & smoke for another 15mins. (Time varies according to size of chicken).tea-smoked chicken recipes, home cooking,
  7. Allow it to cool & serve with broccoli & whipped potato. So here’s your delicious & aromatic #TeaSmokedChicken! valentine's day aromatic tea-smoked chicken recipe


  1. Hey, i'll like to give this a try one of these days. Look interesting.

  2. My husband built a smoker but this looks like a quicker way of doing it. SO the whole chicken is cooked in 30 minutes?

  3. Crystal, you can cut down on cooking time if u use wings or cut your chix into smaller parts.

  4. such an interesting way to smoke chicken, Shirley. i've never seen this before. this is such a great change from the usual roasted chicken we always have. thank you for sharing this.

  5. Lequan, this is a fantastic way to have sweet-smelling food. You can apply this to fish too.


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