Tea and Honey Chicken

Chicken poached in tea may sound a little odd, but trust me it’s delicious. I’ve made this recipe for Tea and Honey Chicken many times and I usually serve it with penne noodles tossed in a roasted garlic, sun dried tomato and olive oil.

Chicken breast poached in tea and honey with a side of salad.

Honey Tea Chicken

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This tea and honey chicken recipe was one of the first recipes I made when I first moved out when I was 17. My poor husband had this many times a week back in the day. Don’t get me wrong it’s delicious, but eating anything multiple times a week can get a little old.

Chicken breast on a beauty plate with a garden salad on the side.

I went from cooking this multiple times a week to almost never. Sometimes, it’s nice to go back to old blog posts to remember recipes. I’m adding this back on the meal plan.

Chicken breast cut in half.

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Tea and Honey Chicken

A fork with a piece of tender chicken breast that has been poached in tea and honey.

You’re going to love this chicken breast recipe! This tea and honey chicken is tender and full of flavor! Serve it with a side salad, a serving of pasta, or some rice to make it a meal.

Fixers: 1 serving of chicken breast is one red. You don’t have to count the honey on it.

This recipe can be good for up to 6 chicken breasts (I use boneless, skinless).

Another delicious chicken and honey recipe you may like is this Kickin’ Chicken Kebabs with spicy peanut sauce. A wildly popular recipe right now are these Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs. They don’t have honey in them, but I’m getting so many emails with raving reviews. I’m sure you’ll love them!

Tea and Honey Chicken. This healthy dinner recipe is easy and super yummy. Chicken breasts poached in tea, honey, and soy sauce. You have to try it!
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Tea & Honey Chicken

Tea and Honey Chicken. This healthy dinner recipe is easy and super yummy. Chicken breasts poached in tea, honey, and soy sauce. You have to try it!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, healthy chicken breast recipes, honey, honey chicken, tea chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 282kcal


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 Orange Pekoe Tea Bag
  • 2 Cup boiling water
  • 3 tbsps soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp liquid honey


  • In a saute pan place tea bag and pour boiling water over. Let steep for a little bit and press spoon into tea bag, then remove.
  • Add honey and soy sauce and stir until dissolved.
  • Turn to medium heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add chicken and cover. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Turn chicken and remove cover. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1022mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg
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What’s your favorite way to cook chicken?

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2 comments on “Tea and Honey Chicken”

  1. We have a lot of chicken in our home, don’t really know why but guess its easy and can make it so many different ways.! This took my eye and so thought I’d pin this to try for later. Quite a different way than I would have thought of especially with tea!! This will be my next chicken fix.

  2. I’m always on the look out for chicken recipes. Thanks for sharing at the Monday Funday Link Party. – Emily

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