Black Bean Chicken4.4/5 (BASED ON 1980 reviews)
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
"Velvet the chicken"
Whisk 1 egg with 1 heaped tbsp cornflour in a bowl to make a paste, then add the chicken and toss to coat.
Start the stir-fry
Heat some oil in a wide, non-stick pan over medium high heat. When hot, lift the chicken from the batter with tongs and fry in batches until golden, then remove from the pan.
Add the peppers and 1 tbsp water to the pan and fry for 2 mins.
Add the BLACK BEAN PASTE with 80ml water and stir well. Let it cook until it reduces by about half.
Return the chicken
Stir in the CHILLI GARLIC SAUCE.
Return the chicken to the pan 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 step 4.
Make fried rice
In a separate pan, fry the onion in a little oil and a knob of butter for 2 mins until translucent.
Push the onion aside and crack the 2nd egg into the pan. Let it set a little bit then scramble and mix it in.
Add the FRIED RICE SEASONING and the rice (no need to pre-cook it) and stir fry for 2 mins.
Stir through the spring onions.
Serve the chicken over your fried rice, with some cashews sprinkled on top.
Black Bean Chicken Reviews
BASED ON 1980 reviews
James - Feb 15, 2019
If you like it with a bit of sauce use 100-120ml water and literally serve it seconds after throwing that in. Adding two eggs to the rice or a splash of soy sauce helps moisten that up too.
Carol - Feb 15, 2019
Who needs a takeaway when this tastes so much better. Definitely a keeper for us.
Diane - Feb 14, 2019
Paula - Feb 11, 2019
Amanda - Feb 10, 2019
Chicken was very dry, needs more sauce
Luke - Feb 10, 2019
Not bad, not great
Carina - Feb 09, 2019
Delicious! Who needs a takeaway?
Diane - Feb 09, 2019
Stephanie - Feb 09, 2019
Really yummmy especially peppers and rice
Kelly - Feb 08, 2019
Not very nice
Dean - Feb 07, 2019
Was a little bland and didn’t have any spice as I usually expect from black bean.
Gill - Feb 07, 2019
Just like a Chinese takeaway - delicious!
Nikki - Feb 06, 2019
It was really tasty, only comment (was isn’t a criticism) it wasn’t really a black bean taste but it was lovely flavours.
Pauline - Feb 05, 2019
One of my favourites. I didn’t use all of the fried rice seasoning as I felt it would be too overpowering. I added my own soy sauce instead.
Natasha - Feb 04, 2019
Not quite enough sauce...although did taste good! Added a extra egg and some mushrooms to bulk the rice out. Yummy!
James - Feb 04, 2019
Absolutely delish. Up with our faves.
Briony - Feb 04, 2019
The batter was very over powering. Will try again eith different flour and pre seasoning the batter
Sarah - Feb 03, 2019
Tasty and fresh
Stephen - Feb 02, 2019
Gerald - Feb 01, 2019
I was surprised about how flavoursome this was. I added a little soy to the rice, but it was very tasty
Ruth - Jan 31, 2019
One of my favourites for taste but also one of the most complicated to prepare.
Mitch - Jan 31, 2019
One of my favourites
Jolene - Jan 30, 2019
Absolutely my new favourite so tasty, so easy to make and the smell is amazing!
Janette - Jan 30, 2019
I was sent 2 black bean sauces and no garlic chilli sauce so was a bit disappointed in this recipe
Olivier - Jan 30, 2019
Fantastic. One of the best I have tried so far
Linda - Jan 29, 2019
Mark - Jan 29, 2019
Was lovely but a bit more cooking required than many other recipes
Kelly - Jan 28, 2019
Beautiful flavours. Very enjoyable.
Lauren - Jan 28, 2019
Nice recipe but the cornflour is a little strange
Penelope - Jan 25, 2019
Lovely tender chicken. Lots of prep to do but worth it.
Sue - Jan 24, 2019
Delicious. Velveting the chicken was great and I will use this with other chicken dishes. Finishing the dish with spring onions and toasted cashews was perfect. I would just like a bit of sauce with this dish.
Alyson - Jan 23, 2019
Rachel - Jan 22, 2019
Salty and very average. Wouldn’t bother with this again
Helen - Jan 22, 2019
This is a tasty meal and my family loved it. I just thought it was an average meal with to much finicky cooking
Megan - Jan 21, 2019
Really tasty !!
Nadia - Jan 21, 2019
One of our favourites, have done this a few times and don't bother velvetting the chicken anymore and hardly any difference - sauce just a bit thinner. Really delicious and the rice is fab!
Karen - Jan 20, 2019
Karen - Jan 20, 2019
Karen - Jan 19, 2019
Another favourite for our 16 year old to cook
Clare - Jan 19, 2019
Sam - Jan 17, 2019
faye - Jan 15, 2019
Lovely and makes enough for a lunch the next day!
Rachel - Jan 15, 2019
Bursting with flavour. Great fun to cook and absolutely delicious
Heather - Jan 15, 2019
I think I might have kept too much of the egg/cornflour mixture on the chicken while cooking so it was really eggy! Still tasty though, some good comfort food and a nice alternative to a takeaway.
ELAINE - Jan 15, 2019
Very nice... will do it again
Kirsty - Jan 15, 2019
Really tasty & so easy to make. Another favourite!
Darren - Jan 14, 2019
Superb dish. Fried rice was amazing.
Dan - Jan 14, 2019
This is a beautiful meal, better than many Chinese takeaway stir fries. Definitely needs chillies though if you're any sort of fan of heat. This is one of our favourites.
Mariam - Jan 13, 2019
Laura - Jan 12, 2019
Just amazing! No other words for it!