Chicken and green peppers in black bean sauce

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This tasty Chinese recipe is delicious and easy to make. It uses easy to find ingredients and served with rice, is a complete meal.

Chicken and green peppers in black bean sauce
Chicken in black bean sauce with brown rice and chives
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:379
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:23rd June 2013

Best recipe review

Take away taste, at home


This is better than any takeaway as it does not have that gloopy texture that most takeaway Chinese foods tends to have.

Paul R Smith


Printable 🖨 shopping 🛒 list & 👩‍🍳 method for this recipe


  1. Cut the chicken into small cubes, mix with the marinade and leave for 30 minutes
  2. Mix the cornflour with a little of the water or stock
  3. At the same time, soak the salted Chinese fermented black beans in enough water to cover
  4. Chop the pepper into chunks the same size as the chicken
  5. Heat the oil in a wok, add the ginger and garlic stir-fry for a minute
  6. Add the onions and chili, stir-fry for a few minutes
  7. Put the chicken and marinade mix in the wok and fry for about 4 to 5 minutes
  8. Add the peppers and fry for a further minute
  9. Stir in the beans and their liquid, together with the cornflour, stir often whilst bringing to the boil
  10. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 5 minutes
  11. Add the sesame oil and serve

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with plain rice, brown rice or noodles


The version I did for these photos don't quite match the recipe that I normally make but I thought best to leave the recipe as is, and make my excuses here.

When shopping, the red peppers looked better than the green so I switched colours. I couldn't get bottled or canned Chinese fermented black beans in the supermarket, but I did find the Amoy mix as in the photo. I used slightly more than half the packet without any soaking.

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