Spicy Black Bean Sauce Chicken
by wiffy on November 20, 2011
Note: This was first posted in Sep 2008, now updated with new photos and improved recipe.
This is a classic Chinese recipe for stir-fried chicken and bell peppers in home-cooked black bean sauce. The savoury sauce is so addictive that I will usually cook extra rice to enjoy the sauce. The bell peppers give colour and extra nutrition to the dish. Black bean sauce is very versatile, and you can use it to stir-fry many dishes, including my favourite Claypot Yong Tau Foo in Black Bean Suace.
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- 200g boneless chicken fillets, cut to bite-sized pieces
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- 1/2 red or yellow bell pepper, de-seeded and cut to bite-sized wedges
- 1/2 green bell pepper, de-seeded and cut to bite-sized wedges
- 2 tsp dried fermented black beans (rinsed, patted dry & mashed slightly with a fork)
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- 3 slices ginger, finely chopped
- 2 chilli padi, thinly sliced (adjust or omit to your preference)
- 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp Chinese wine (Shao Hsing or Hua Tiao)
- 1 tsp corn starch
Sauce (mix well):
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp hot bean sauce/la dou ban jiang (辣豆瓣酱), optional
- 1/2 tsp sugar
1. Combine chicken with marinade for at least 15 minutes.
2. In a wok, heat oil and stir fry bell pepper wedges until cooked, about 2 minutes. Set aside on a plate.
3. Using the remaining oil, stir fry fermented black beans, shallots, garlic and ginger until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
4. Add chicken pieces and stir fry until the surface is cooked, about 2 minutes.
5. Add sauce ingredients, mix well, cover the lid and simmer for about 3 minutes.
6. Thicken the sauce with cornstarch solution. Return and stir in cooked bell peppers to coat evenly in the sauce.
- Claypot Yong Tau Foo in Black Bean Sauce
Ingredients Used bell pepper • Chicken • chilli • chinese wine • cornstarch • dark soy sauce • fermented black bean • garlic • ginger • hot bean sauce • light soy sauce • oyster sauce • sesame oil • shallot • sugar
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