IMG_8245I’m not a huge hot tea drinker, but I’ve been dying to try tea leaves as herb seasoning for a marinade. (PS the tea worked wonderfully in the marinade and also made a refreshing bourbon cocktail with honey simple syrup.)

What you need:

  • 8 chicken thighs (from Miner Family Farm)
  • 1 c orange juice
  • 3 tbs raw honey
  • 3 tbs tea leaves (Sunrise blend from Bee Fields Farm)
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbs EVOO
  • Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper

What you do:

  • Season chicken with salt.
  • In lg ziplock bag mix marinade ingredients.
  • Add chicken, seal and massage to coat.
  • Refrigerate at least a few hours.
  • Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Coat cold grill rack with cooking spray, and place on grill.
  • Grill chicken over medium-high heat about 10 min each side, or until juices run clear.