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Chicken Blackbean

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Category: Poultry, Chinese

 Ingredients List

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  • 2 1/2 lb Chicken; w/bone or w/o
  • 1 lg Onion
  • 2 Green bell pepper
  • 2 ts Ginger
  • 2 Garlic cloves; large
  • 2 tb Fermented black beans
  • 2 tb Dark soy sauce
  • 2 tb Dry sherry
  • 1 ts -Sugar
  • 1 c -Water
  • 1 1/2 tb Cornstarch
  • 3 tb -Water
  • 4 tb Peanut oil
  • 1/2 ts -Salt
  • 1 tb Sesame oil (opt.)


PREPARATIONS: Cut up the chicken, onion, green bell pepper into 1-inch
cubes. Mince the ginger; coarsely chop the garlic. Rinse and coarsely chop
the fermented black beans. Put the chicken on your working platter with the
onions, peppers, black beans,, and garlic, all in seperate piles. Mix the
seasonings (dark soy, dry sherry, sugar, water), dissolve the cornstarch in
a separate bowl; have the sesame oil nearby. All this may be done hours
ahead of time. Cover and refrigerate the chicken and vegetables. Bring to
room temperature before stir-frying.

STIR-FRYING: Heat a wok or large, heavy skillet over high heat until hot,
add tablespoon oil, swirl, and heat for 30 seconds. Scatter in the onions
and peppers and stir-fry vigorously with the salt for about 1 minute.
Remove to a dish. Add the remianing 2 tablespoons oil to the hot pan, heat
a few seconds, then heat the ginger,, black beans, and garlic for a few
seconds, stirring all the time. Add the chicken and toss and stir until all
the pieces are yellow-whitish - about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the seasoning
mixture, stir, and when it bubbles, turn the heat to medium, cover, and let
the chicken steam-cook vigorously for 10 minutes, stirring the pieces every
now and then. Uncover, turn heat high, add the onions and peppers, and stir
in sweeping and tossing motions for 1 minute. Dissolve cornstarch in 3 Tb.
of water. Give the cornstarch mixture a big stir and pour it into the pan,
stirring in a circular motion until the chicken and vegetables are smoothly
glazed. Add the sesame oil, give the contents a few sweeping folds, and
pour into a hot serving dish.

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