Black Tea Leaf Oven Smoked Chicken

Hello everyone and welcome,

I’d been promising my daughter’s that we would visit a local organic farm. They have been learning the importance of eating organic and supporting local organic farmers.  Saturday morning I got the family up nice and earlier and we headed out. The family run farm we visited was so beautiful.

The animals were so clean and well cared for, truly stunning. We got a tour and learned all about their organic farming process. I was truly impressed. Next, it was off to shop. This farm specializes in organic meat and eggs. So I picked up a few whole chickens and a couple dozen pasteurized eggs. All I can say is I am sold. The eggs are the freshest I’ve had since I was a child and the chicken is absolutely amazing. It brought back memories of visiting my grandmother in the country as a little girl.

My next mission is to find a local organic farm that sells fruit and vegetables. All in all visiting the farm was a success and the entire family enjoyed the experience and I can’t wait to try other things.
So now let’s dive right into making this Tea Leaf Oven Smoked Roasted Chicken.


1 Organic Whole Chicken
1/2 tsp of organic black pepper, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder & sea salt
1/4 tsp  organic dried rosemary, sage & thyme
2 organic tea bags of choice
1 Tbsp organic brown sugar
1 Tbsp of organic AP flour
1 Tbsp of Grapeseed Oil
2 Cloves of fresh organic garlic peeled and cut into pieces
1/2 of a medium organic yellow onion cut into pieces
Parchment paper
Aluminum Foil
Cooking rack


Pre-heat oven to 375°

Thoroughly clean and dry chicken.

Line a baking sheet tray with parchment paper.

Cut your tea bag’s open and pour in the center of the parchment lined baking tray along with the brown sugar and flour. Mix to get everything evenly mixed and spread out across the sheet.

Place your cooking rack on top of the mixture.
In a bowl combine all of your seasonings.

Place your cut onion and garlic into the cavity.

Pour your Grapeseed oil onto the skin of the chicken add seasoning inside the cavity and all over the skin.

Place chicken on the cooking rack, cover with foil.
Cook for 1 hour with foil, remove the foil and let it continue to cook for an hour.

Your house is going to smell amazing. Your chicken will be juicy on the inside and have a crispy skin.


I served this with kale that I made in the crockpot, which was simply amazing, very reminiscent of Whole Foods delicious kale from the hot bar……recipe for this can be found here.


I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family and I do.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by, I greatly appreciate it.

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Enjoy & Until Next Time,




15 thoughts on “Black Tea Leaf Oven Smoked Chicken

    • Thank you….I recently heard about smoking/roasting over tea leaves in the oven. So I thought I would give it a try. My children loved it so I knew it was a

  1. Interesting….I didn’t know it was this straightforward to smoke chicken but more importantly to TEA-smoke chicken. I’ve been in asian markets and many cities Chinatown where they tea-smoke duck a lot but I always thought it was a complicated process so such a tasty result.
    My my my, I’m thoroughly impressed and very tickled 🙂
    Nice job on the organic chicken!
    ❤ ❤

  2. Not only did I enjoy your reading your recipe, I enjoyed your experience out in nature experiencing the raising of animals the way life was meant to be. Sharing these experiences will help motivates others to join you. Keep up the good work!
    Have a healthy and happy new year.

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