From sweet to savory, there are so many ways teas can be used in cooking traditional favorite dishes. Since many folks will celebrate the long weekend with picnics and outdoor barbecues, we decided to share a recipe that takes basic chicken to a new level by using a tea marinade. The tea not only acts as a tenderizer, but adds a fantastic flavor as well. For this recipe, we chose to use our SoHo Earl tea.
Talbott Teas SoHo Earl Chicken
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 cups very strongly brewed Talbott Teas Soho Earl, cooled
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
Lay the pepper corns on a heavy cutting board, and crack open with a mallet or the side of a knife. Add cracked spices, garlic, and salt to tea; stir to combine. Place chicken in a gallon-sized zip-top bag, pour marinade over chicken, and carefully remove most of the air. Refrigerate 4-6 hours or overnight. Drain marinade and cook chicken as desired (we love to grill it).
From backyard picnics to long road trips, however you spend your time, the entire staff here at Talbott Teas would like to wish you all a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.