Lemon Chicken

Talk about a recipe with a twist. Have you tried cooking with tea? Give it a go with our savoury lemon chicken recipe...

Lemon Chicken
Talk about a recipe with a twist. Have you tried cooking with tea? Give it a go with our savoury lemon chicken recipe that utilises Nerada's very own black tea to create a flavoursome dish for the whole family.

INGREDIENTS
  • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets (approx. 400 g)
  • 40 g (about ¼ cup) plain flour
  • ½ tspn black pepper
  • 60 mL (1/4 cup) cooking oil
  • 1 tblspn-sized knob butter
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (or to taste)
  • 2 large leeks, washed, cut into 5 cm lengths, then split lengthways
  • 250 mL (1 cup) Nerada Black Tea
  • 40 mL (2 tspn) lemon juice
  • ½ tspn white sugar, optional
  • Sprig lemon thyme, if available chopped parsley to garnish
METHOD
  1. Trim chicken fillets and roll in flour and pepper mix.
  2. Heat oil over medium heat, add butter, and when foaming, add garlic. Cook until pale brown, then add chicken fillets.
  3. Brown lightly, turning so they do not burn or stick.
  4. Reduce heat and pour in tea. Add salt or soy sauce and lemon thyme, and simmer until meat is cooked. Add a little more tea or water if it becomes dry.
  5. Taste sauce – if it is too sharp, add sugar.
  6. Remove lemon thyme, and if you like, thicken sauce with remaining flour mixed with a little water to make a (lumpless) paste.
  7. Garnish with chopped parsley, and serve with rice and steamed broccoli, zucchini or other green vegetables.
Serves up to 4.