Poached Green Tea Tarragon Chicken Recipe

Poached Green Tea Tarragon Chicken Recipe
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Poached Green Tea Tarragon Chicken
Amie Valpone
Poached Green Tea Tarragon Chicken

Cooking with tea is one of my favorite ways to create a unique taste in 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?

4
Servings
161
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • bone-in chicken breasts
  • 1  cup  loose dried green tea leaves
  • 4  cups  water
  • 2  tablespoons  ground turmeric
  • 2  teaspoons  dried tarragon
  • Pinch of  sea salt
  • Pinch of  freshly ground white pepper

Directions

In a medium-sized pot, combine all of the ingredients over medium heat. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the chicken is tender and fully cooked, about 25 more minutes. Drain and discard the excess green tea leaves. Transfer to a serving plate and serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
265µg
38%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
189mg
19%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
95µg
24%
Iron, Fe
13mg
72%
Magnesium, Mg
62mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
171mg
24%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
105mg
7%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
223g
8%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Green Tea Shopping Tip

Look for high-quality green teas in Asian markets or specialty tea stores. Loose-leaf blends tend to be higher quality than grocery store brands.

Green Tea Cooking Tip

Most green teas require a lower temperature water than black teas, which typically require boiling water. Invest in a thermometer to ensure that the water you use on delicate green tea is the right temperature.