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Chicken in black bean garlic sauce

Chicken in black bean garlic sauce
Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times

Here's a simple stir-fry that uses black bean garlic sauce, a staple in Cantonese cooking. The beans are fermented with salt and added to garlic to make a paste-like sauce. In this recipe, fish filets may be substituted for the ... Read more

Total time: 45 minutes | Serves 3 to 4
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black bean garlic sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, diced, plus more for garnish
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper

Step 1Combine, black bean garlic sauce, oyster sauce and sugar and set aside.

Step 2Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat and saute garlic until light brown, about 2 minutes. Stir in red and green bell peppers, white onion and green onions. Cook until white onions start to turn translucent, 1 minute.

Step 3Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, stirring occasionally, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add black bean garlic sauce mixture and pepper and mix well. Cook until chicken is cooked through, about 3 to 4 more minutes. Garnish with chopped green onions.

Each of 4 servings:
197 calories; 133 mg sodium; 49 mg cholesterol; 8 grams fat; 10 grams carbohydrates; 21 grams protein; 1.35 grams fiber.
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