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Black Bean Sauce Chicken

Chilli, Shallots, Fermented Black Beans, Ginger

Black Bean Sauce Chicken Recipe

Use skinless and boneless chicken fillet (breast or thigh) for this recipe.


  • 200g boneless chicken fillets cut to bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 red or yellow bell pepper de-seeded and cut to bite-sized wedges
  • 1/2 green bell pepper de-seeded and cut to bite-sized wedges
  • corn starch solution 1/2 tbsp corn starch dissolved in 1 tbsp water

(A) Marinade

  • 1/2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp corn starch

(B) Aromatics

  • 2 tsp dried fermented black beans rinsed, patted dry & mashed slightly with a fork
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 shallots peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 slices ginger finely chopped
  • 2 chilli padi thinly sliced; to taste

(C) Sauce (mix well in a small bowl)

  •  1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp hot bean sauce/”la dou ban jiang” (辣豆瓣酱) optional
  • 1/2 tsp sugar


  1. Combine chicken with marinade (A) for at least 15 minutes.
  2. In a wok, heat oil and stir fry bell pepper wedges until cooked, about 2 minutes.  Set aside on a plate.
  3. Using the remaining oil in the wok, stir fry aromatics (B) about 30 seconds.
  4. Add marinated chicken and stir fry until the surface is cooked, about 2 minutes.
  5. Add sauce (C), mix well, cover the lid and simmer for about 3 minutes.
  6. Thicken the sauce with cornstarch solution. Return and stir in cooked bell peppers to coat evenly in the sauce.
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31 comments on “Black Bean Sauce Chicken”

  1. Ah, another easy peasy dish for any kitchen. I like your addition of hot bean paste. It will be good for yong tou fu as well.

  2. Hi

    The dish looks yummy, I would like to try out this weekend.
    May I know where can I purchase dried fermented black beans & la dou ban jiang ? From NTUC? Can email me the picture of the bottle if you dun mind?
    Can recommend me the brand you using?
    Thanks :)

  3. If using LKK spicy black beans sauce, can i omit using the fermented black beans?

    Seems a great recipe btw. Tried your black bean yong tau foo and it was fantastic.

    • The LKK spicy bean sauce is an instant sauce, so I think if you are using that, you probably don’t need most of the listed ingredients in this recipe. Thanks for trying out the ytf recipe, glad you like it.

  4. I just love your blog!

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  7. Can I use chicken drummettes or wings instead?

  8. I want to know more cook of Chinese food can u help me..can u send a pork and chicken Chinese style recipe

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