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Black Orange Pekoe Chicken Breasts

Sandra Keefe
Fullerton, CA 

4 Foster Farms chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
8 bags orange pekoe/ black pekoe tea
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed, divided
1 tsp orange peel
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup bottled barbecue sauce

In small bowl, combine contents of four tea bags, all but one tablespoon brown sugar, orange peel, salt and black pepper.  Stir to combine. 

Wash chicken breasts, then coat well, pressing above combined mixture into both sides of breasts.

Preheat oven to 325 F.  Coat bottom of roasting pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Place remaining tea bags in boiling water and allow to steep 20 minutes.  Add remaining tablespoon brown sugar to tea; stir until sugar is dissolved.  Place chicken in prepared pan and pour tea around chicken.  Place in hot oven and bake, uncovered, 35 minutes, turning breasts once.  Remove chicken from oven and pour off all liquid that remains.  Chicken should be at least 170 F.

Raise oven temperature to 350 F.

Cover chicken breasts with barbecue sauce and return to oven.  Cook, uncovered, for 15 additional minutes, until BBQ sauce is warm.