Dilmah Seven Star Tea

Roasted Chicken Roll with Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea

Food : Savory

Roasted Chicken Roll with Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea


  • 100g Fresh chicken mince
  • 2pcs Chicken leg boneless skin on (Approx. 140g each)
  • 5g Fried Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea leaves from the oil infusion
  • 1 Egg white
  • 10ml Sour cream
  • 5g Green tea powder
  • 1pc Medium new potato
  • To taste Salt & pepper
  • 30g Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea leaves for infusing into 300ml vegetable oil
  • Tomato dice & mixed micro herbs for garnish


  • Wash the tea leaves with hot water to clean and open them up for fragrance
  • Combine the drained moist tea leaves with the vegetable oil
  • Cook at 63.5°C for 45 minutes then let come to room temperature slowly
  • Place in the fridge for 10 days
  • Strain when needed and keep the leaves for deep frying for garnish at the end of the dish

For the sour cream green tea sauce

  • Lightly mix the sour cream with the green tea powder and set aside for later

For the chicken mince

  • Mix in the egg white and the 5g of ground up deep fried and drained tea leaves and season with salt and pepper
  • Beat together by hand for a few minutes to knock out the air bubbles and allow the mix to stiffen together
  • Add 30 ml tea infused oil and mix some more until all is well combined
  • Place 50g of the mixture into the boneless and trimmed chicken legs and roll into a long shape with cling film
  • Steam/roast in combi oven at 170°C for 20 minutes
  • Remove from the cling film and pan roast the skin all around until golden and crispy

For the potato

  • Roughly dice and steam for 4 minutes
  • Skewer and deep fry until golden brown

Assembly / Finishing

  • Cut chicken legs on an angle and trim ends flat to allowed to stand on the plate
  • Dress the plate with the green tea sour cream
  • Place the fried potato onto the plate
  • Dress with the strained tea oil
  • Serve immediately

The range of Dilmah Tea used

  • Dilmah t-Series Designer Gourmet Teas

The variety of Dilmah Tea used in the recipe

  • t-Series Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea