Here's our fusion of Chinese dishes where Kung Pao Chicken meets Chicken in Black Bean Sauce. We're using a little bit of heat from Kung Pao Chicken and taking the toasted cashews that work so well in a stir-fry and pairing them with the deep flavours of fermented black beans. You’ll be preparing a quick home-made egg fried rice, making this a great dish to whip up on Friday nights in place of a takeaway.

Cook our delicious Black Bean Chicken in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Black Bean Chicken. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Black Bean Paste pot, a Chilli Garlic Sauce pot and a Fried Rice Seasoning pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Black Bean Chicken in just 25 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Black Bean Paste
  • Chilli Garlic Sauce
  • Fried Rice Seasoning

Your shopping list:

small chicken breast fillets
peppers (any colours)
pack microwave plain rice
small onion
spring onions(optional)
of cashews(optional)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Separate an egg (see tip above) and put the egg white in one bowl and the yolk in another. Crack another whole egg into the bowl with the yolk, whisk it, then keep aside for later. Add 1 tbsp of cornflour to the bowl with the egg white and mix well to make a paste/batter, then add thechicken pieces to it and toss to coat. Keep aside.

  • 2.

    Fry the cashews (if having) in a little oil in a non-stick wok until lightly toasted. Remove from the pan. In the same wok, fry the chicken pieces in a little oil in batches until golden, then remove from the pan. Add the peppers to the wok with 1 tbsp water and cook for 2 mins, or until just tender but with some crunch. Add the Black Bean Paste along with 80ml of water and stir well. Let it cook until it's reduced by about half.

  • 3.

    Add the Chilli Garlic Sauce and stir well. Return the chicken to the wok and toss to coat in the sauce. Let it cook for 4-5 mins, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, then turn off the heat. Meanwhile, start the rice.

  • 4.

    In a separate pan, fry the onion in a little oil and a knob of butter until translucent (~ 2 mins). Then push the onions to the side of the pan and pour in the whisked egg. Let it set a little bit then scramble it and mix it in. Add the Fried Rice Seasoning and the rice (no need to pre-cook) and stir fry for 2-3 mins. Stir through the spring onions then turn off the heat.

  • 5.

    Serve the chicken over your fried rice, with the toasted cashews sprinkled on top.


Black Bean Chicken Reviews

BASED ON 92 reviews

Tess - Aug 13, 2018

Lovely flavour and very easy to cook. It didn’t look like the photo, as mine was a lot darker due to the black bean sauce but still was delicious.

Tess - Aug 13, 2018

Lovely flavour and very easy to cook. It didn’t look like the photo, as mine was a lot darker due to the black bean sauce but still was delicious.

Kelly - Aug 12, 2018

One our favs! Our children love this one!!!

Hayley - Aug 10, 2018

A little on the dry side but very tasty

Donna - Aug 07, 2018

Really nice one of my favourite dishes so far.

Adele - Aug 01, 2018

My least favourite of everything I’ve cooked. A bit of a faff to cook and disappointed by flavours. Only ate half the meal. Won’t be selecting this again.

Dolley - Jul 31, 2018

Nice but a bit too salty for me.

Claire - Jul 28, 2018

Very nice better than the local Chinese chicken in black bean sauce. We order again when fancy a takeaway.

Charlotte - Jul 28, 2018

It tasted great but velveting the chicken just made it stick to the pan!

Holly - Jul 27, 2018

Too salty!

Isabelle - Jul 26, 2018

Quite a lot of steps a bit more complicated than some other recipes

Deborah - Jul 25, 2018

Another very tasty dish easily fed 3 of us !

Emily - Jul 24, 2018

Too much salt

Stephen - Jul 22, 2018

Not a huge amount of flavour compared to other recipes.

Clare - Jul 21, 2018

A tad on the salty side!

Shaun - Jul 16, 2018

Lovely flavours,

Monika - Jul 15, 2018

Loved it

olga - Jul 13, 2018

very delicios

Kirsty - Jul 11, 2018

Not much flavour

Carol - Jul 10, 2018

Not much flavour

Susan - Jul 09, 2018

very tasty although a little salty

Charlotte - Jul 05, 2018

Really tasty. Rice was particularly nice. It took longer to prepare than stated but worth it.

Jo - Jul 03, 2018


stacey - Jul 02, 2018

Healthy weekend treat!

Daniel - Jun 30, 2018

Very good dish but would potentially add more water for the sauce

Abi - Jun 29, 2018

Velveting the chicken made it so moist!

Lee - Jun 29, 2018


Claire - Jun 29, 2018

2nd time cooking this delicious dish

Matt - Jun 27, 2018

One of the best!!

Tracy - Jun 25, 2018

Love it!

Jeremy - Jun 24, 2018

The wife and I really enjoyed this so much so that she was looking forward to the leftovers for lunch the following day. However those plans went awry when returning home late from work raided the fridge and told us the next day that whatever we had for dinner was really nice!

Clare - Jun 23, 2018


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Allison - Jun 21, 2018

Very tasty ????

Kirsty - Jun 19, 2018

One of our favourite meals, 100% nicer than a takeaway and so quick to do

Chris - Jun 17, 2018

Tasty, but maybe a little too salty

Debbie - Jun 16, 2018

The whole family like this meal

Sarah - Jun 16, 2018

Tasty but a bit of a faff to cook (so many pans!)

Victoria - Jun 15, 2018

Really tasty a bit salty but easy to make

Nicola - Jun 14, 2018

Really nice, just a little too rich for me

Lawrence - Jun 14, 2018

Wonderful dish. Never had egg fried rice with two types of onion, but I loved it !

Lorna - Jun 14, 2018

I thought this was a bit of a faff compared to other black bean recipes but it was definitely worth it. This was gorgeous

Danny - Jun 14, 2018

Absolutely loved it 10/10. Best meal so far

Nyree - Jun 12, 2018

Not the usual "simply cook" packed with flavour meal. If the flavour was stronger and it was not so dry id buy again and it would be worth the effort as its a little more fiddly than most. So.. more flavour and a little sauce please and ill be back for this one :-)

Amanda - Jun 12, 2018

Absloutly georgous just tastes like black bean would have again

Kerry - Jun 09, 2018

A bit more fiddly than some of the other dishes, but worth the effort

Barbara - Jun 08, 2018

One of the best delicious

Erica - Jun 08, 2018

Much nicer than we were anticipating. This is a bit faffy to make but it’s totally worth it!

Natasha - Jun 07, 2018

didnt like it


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