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Chicken in Garlic and Black Bean Sauce

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This classic Chinese stir-fry dish is not only delicious, but also very simple to make. Chicken is stir-fried with onions, peppers, and bean sprouts, then served in a garlic and black bean sauce."
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50 m servings 175
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 main-dish servings)


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  1. Mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water together in a bowl. Stir in soy sauce, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt. Add chicken; toss to combine. Let stand to marinate, about 20 minutes.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add bean sprouts; cook just until blanched, about 30 seconds; drain.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup water, oyster sauce, and sugar together in a small bowl.
  4. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat. Add black bean sauce and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook and stir until soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Add marinated chicken; stir-fry until opaque and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in oyster sauce mixture; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and simmer until flavors blend, about 3 minutes. Stir in bell pepper; cover and cook until softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Dissolve 2 teaspoons cornstarch in 1 tablespoon water. Stir in bean sprouts and cornstarch mixture; cook until sauce is thickened, 2 to 3 minutes more.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use any color of bell pepper you prefer for this dish.
  • Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons light soy sauce for the 1 tablespoon soy sauce n the marinade, if desired.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 175 calories; 5 8.2 23.1 59 849 Full nutrition

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This recipe tastes just like what I order from the Chinese restaurant. I did use less chicken and added more veggies (carrots, broccoli, water chestnuts.) You can do whatever you want with th...