ErinGoScratch Recipe- Five Spice Green Tea Chicken

Love good BBQ chicken and want to add a little exotic flavor? Want yardbird you can be proud of and impress your family and friends? Live in the city and can’t grill like you want to but still want that summer flavor? This simple recipe will help you achieve that great BBQ grilled  flavor without the grill (or on the grill, if you have one). The brine infuses the chicken with a delicious Asian flavor that will keep the chicken tender and deliver amazing taste. You are doing this from scratch, so feel free to add a little touch of your own.

2 1/2 lbs Chicken Thighs (6 pieces)


12 oz Cooled Green Tea
2 Tsp Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Chinese Five Spice
1 1/2 Tsp Sea or Kosher Salt
2 Chopped Garlic Cloves

Brine chicken for a minimum of 6 hrs or overnight to soak up all that deliciousness. Remove chicken from brine, strain and dry with paper towels. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Heat large pan medium high with 4 tablespoons of peanut oil. Brown the chicken on both sides until skin is crispy on both sides but not cooked through. This will seal in the moisture during baking.

Get a nice crispy sear on the outside of the chicken on both sides.

BBQ Sauce

1 Small Can of Tomato Paste
4 oz Warm Green Tea
2 Tsp Brown Sugar
1 Tsp ChineseFive Spice
1/2 Tsp Adobo or Garlic Salt
2 Chopped Garlic Cloves

Brush generously on both sides with BBQ sauce and bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.


Let cool for 3-4 minutes and serve. Pair with seasonal veggies and mangia!


Published by eringoscratch

I am a big man, home cook in a tiny kitchen in NYC. I hook it and cook it, buy it and fry it, and will show you around NYC!

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