Black Bean-Mushroom Happy


This is a quick and easy making chicken recipe with dark meat and a touch of oriental taste--which comes from the fermented black beans. Very good for dinner with fresh made rice or noodles.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup fresh ginger root, minced

  • 1 tablespoon fermented black beans, minced

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 8 chicken drumsticks

  • 4 cups fresh white mushrooms

  • ½ tablespoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives


  1. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and heat through. Stir in the garlic, ginger, black beans, green onion and green pepper. Sautee for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic turns yellow.

  2. Place drumsticks into the pan and fry for 5 minutes, then stir in the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cover and let cook for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and heat for 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

  3. When chicken is cooked through, stir in the sesame oil and fresh chives, remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
12g Fat
5g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 451mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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