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Stir-Fried Chicken and Bitter Melon

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 2 ts Fermented black beans
  • 1 Chicken breast
  • 1 Bitter melon
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1/2 c Stock
  • 1 ts Cornstarch
  • 1 tb Sherry
  • 3 dr Sesame oil; more or less
  • 2 tb Oil
  • 1 tb Oil
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1 ts Soy sauce


1. Soak fermented black beans.

2. Skin and bone chicken; then cut in strips. Cut bitter melon lengthwise
in half and scoop out seeds; then cut in strips and parboil 3 minutes.

3. Mince garlic and mash with soaked black beans.

4. Combine stock, cornstarch, sherry and sesame oil.

5. Heat oil. Add chicken and stir-fry until it loses its pinkness (about 2
minutes). Remove from pan.

6. Heat remaining oil. Add black bean mixture and stir-fry a few times. Add
bitter melon and stir-fry to heat through (about 1 minute).

7. Return chicken; then stir in stock mixture and heat quickly. Cook,
covered, 2 minutes over medium heat.

8. Stir in sugar and soy sauce to blend in (about 1 minute more). Serve at

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