Chicken in Black Bean Sauce
A very tasty homemade stir-fried Chicken in Black Bean Sauce recipe. This restaurant-style chicken dish is so flavorful and very easy to make. The chicken is tender and seasoned with the most distinct Hunanese seasoning, a black bean sauce.
Cut the chicken into small bite pieces, around ⅜ inch.
Soak the fermented beans in hot water for 15-30 minutes and rinse them a few times.
Place the chicken in a bowl, marinate with low-sodium soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, and corn starch. Let it marinate for 30 minutes if possible.
Cook the Diced Bell Peppers:
Stir Fry the Remaining Ingredients:
Add the black beans into the wok, stir fry until you can smell them, return the peppers into the wok.
Add Shaoxing wine and stir to combine. Add chopped scallions (white and light green parts only). Continue cooking until the chicken meat is fully cooked.
Adjust seasoning with salt or soy sauce or add spiciness by adding a pinch of dried pepper flakes if needed.
Add chopped scallions (green part only) and sesame oil stir to combine. Turn off the heat and transfer a plate. Serve and enjoy!
Shaoxing wine is available at Asian grocers or select Kroger/Ralph’s stores. I bought the cooking wine from my local Asian store for about $1.99-$3.99/ bottle.
Dark soy sauce is available at Asian grocers or select Kroger/Ralph’s, Vons, Walmart, or Target stores.
Fermented Black Beans are available at Asian grocers, Atlas market or online at Amazon.com.These fermented dried beans are hard and chewy. They must be rinsed and soaked before using.
Please keep in mind that fermented black beans are not the same thing as black bean sauce. Black bean sauce comes from fermented black soybeans. The sauce is very salty and sweet.
Calories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 24gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 1238mgPotassium: 381mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1156IUVitamin C: 61mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg