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Easy Tea-Poached Chicken With Rice

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Angie Audreys Yumma

"A new way to cook a whole chicken. It's a one-pot meal that's very satisfying and warming."
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9 h 5 m servings 767 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings (1 whole chicken)


  • Calories:
  • 767 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 41.5 g
  • 64%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.1g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 47.2 g
  • 94%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 102 mg
  • 34%
  • Sodium:
  • 9626 mg
  • 385%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Rub chicken with 1/4 cup kosher salt, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix short-grain rice, peanuts, apricots, and ginger together in a bowl; stuff the rice mixture into the chicken cavity. Tie legs together with a piece of kitchen twine.
  4. Pour chicken broth and water into a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Place chicken into the boiling mixture, breast side down; drop tea bags into the liquid. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer chicken for 45 minutes, turning chicken over in the broth after 30 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken from broth, transfer rice stuffing to a bowl, and cut chicken into quarters. Discard tea bags; strain broth, reserving any rice. Stir in soy sauce to taste and season to taste with salt. Serve chicken on a platter garnished with cilantro, with broth and rice stuffing on the side.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of kosher salt. Most of the salt is rinsed away and the actual amount of salt consumed will vary.

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