Black bean chicken is a popular dish in all the oriental restaurants. The main ingredient here is the black bean sauce which is made with fermented soya beans. It is extremely salty so you need to be careful about how much you use. If you like the taste you can always add more ! My daughter loves to bite into the black beans so what i do is i add very little salt and add a lot of black bean sauce. You can make it with any ingredient…fish or meat, tofu. vegetables etc. I use a lot of chicken at home as everyone loves it. I have uploaded a video tutorial for this so you can see how its made step by step,
400 grams of boneless chicken breast cubed
3 tablespoons each of minced ginger and garlic
1 bowl of cut vegetables like onions, leeks and red or green capsicum
1/4 teaspoon of white pepper powder
2-3 tablespoons of chinese rice wine (TOTALLY OPTIONAL…MY HALAL FOLLOWERS PLEASE IGNORE THIS)
1 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 tablespoon of cornflour dissolved in a cup of water
2-3 tablespoons of cooking oil
Marinate the chicken with half the ginger garlic, a pinch of salt, the rice wine and the sesame oil and white pepper for an hour.
Heat the oil in a wok . Brown the chicken in small batches and keep aside on a plate.
In the same wok without adding extra oil just add the vegetables and the remaining ginger garlic and let it sautee for a few seconds.
Add the browned chicken pieces to it and stir.
Add the black bean sauce and mix well.
Add the cornflour and water mixture and cook till the sauce thickens
Serve hot with white rice
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