Lazy Gal's Smoky Chicken

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Annacia

I highly recommend Lapsang Souchong tea as a great way to add that smoky flavor to almost any dish. This recipe is healthy. Low cal, low fat, high in flavor. YAY.

Top Review by justcallmetoni

I will the first to admit that I was initially apprehensive about the tea in the sauce but decided to plunge ahead viewing it a just another herb. Was not able to locate the preferred tea locally and a trip to Chinatown was not viable so I prepared this using Earl Gray. Decided my smoky BBQ sauce would have to make up up for it.The color on the dish is quite unusual a dark smoky redish orange but the flavor are deep and complex without being a bit heavy. It was easy to prepare as everything goes into the pan at once, no stages, and you just cover and simmer. Aces all around.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 3 cups of water, use one cup to steep the tea for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tea (with the leaves) to a deep skillet with the remaining 2 cups of water. Add parsley, garlic salt, honey, barbecue sauce, and flour to skillet and turn heat on medium.
  3. Add chicken and diced carrots.
  4. Cover and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Serve over rice.

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