Well, last night’s smoked chicken was a surprising success (and the fire alarm did only go off once!) Here is the recipe:
2 large chicken breasts
Juice of 1/4 of an orange
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
You will also need lapsang sou chong tea leaves (I just emptied LSSC tea bags), rice and Demerara sugar to smoke the chicken – I took the recipe from here:
So this is really easy (and fun to do).Put a load of tin foil in the pan, put your ingredients in, more tin foil, chicken and smoke. (OK, you should probably read the full recipe but it IS easy).
And the best bit is, once you’ve finished you just lift out the tin foil and chuck it in the bin, and the pan is still clean; winner!
While all this is happening, and your house is starting to smell delicious, slice up your mangoes. Squeeze of a 1/4 of a lemon. arrange the rocket on the plate, then the mango and the chicken.
Mix together the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the top. That’s it!
I was really impressed with this way of cooking chicken, and I have lots of ideas for flavours that will work really well with the smokeyness – I will keep you updated on successful endeavors – smoked honey mustard chicken will be my next adventure!
P.S. apologies for the lack of photos, we got too excited about eating and forgot to take any!