Lapsang-Poached Chicken Salad

Lapsang Souchong tea gives this chicken salad a distinct smoky flavor. One ounce is enough for the recipe.


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes
Stand: 30 Minutes


4 large chicken breasts
11 tablespoons soy sauce, divided
2 tablespoons Lapsang loose tea leaves
3/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup diced red bell pepper
1/3 cup diced yellow bell pepper
1 small Granny Smith apple, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/4 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Place chicken and cold water to cover in a Dutch oven; add 9 tablespoons soy sauce and tea leaves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Remove chicken, and let stand 30 minutes to cool; roughly chop chicken.

Stir together chicken, mayonnaise, and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Cover and chill until ready to serve.