Earl Grey Infused Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Green Tea Matcha Sauce

Step into the world of culinary fusion with this delightful recipe that combines the aromatic essence of tea with succulent chicken and fragrant jasmine rice. Infused with the floral notes of Earl Grey tea, the chicken takes on a unique depth of flavor, while the accompanying green tea matcha sauce adds a creamy, umami-rich element to the dish. Perfect for a cozy dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to tantalize your taste buds and impress your guests.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons loose Earl Grey tea leaves
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons green tea matcha powder
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Begin by steeping the Earl Grey tea leaves in hot water for 5-7 minutes. Strain the tea leaves and set aside the infused water.
  2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  4. Sprinkle flour over the garlic and butter mixture, stirring constantly to form a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes until the roux is lightly golden.
  5. Gradually pour in the infused Earl Grey tea water and chicken broth, whisking continuously to prevent lumps. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for 5-7 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, rinse jasmine rice under cold water until the water runs clear. In a separate pot, bring chicken broth to a boil. Add the rinsed rice, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and green tea matcha powder until smooth. Pour the matcha mixture into the simmering sauce, stirring until well combined. Simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens.
  8. Slice the cooked chicken breasts and arrange them over a bed of jasmine rice on serving plates. Drizzle the green tea matcha sauce over the chicken and rice.
  9. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a pop of color and added freshness.
  10. Serve immediately and enjoy the harmonious blend of flavors in this Earl Grey infused chicken with jasmine rice and green tea matcha sauce.
roasted chicken slices with rice

Indulge in this innovative culinary creation that celebrates the versatility of tea in elevating everyday dishes to gourmet delights. Whether you’re a tea aficionado or simply looking to experiment with new flavors, this recipe is sure to captivate your palate and leave you craving for more