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.

    "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. 

  • 2.

    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. 

  • 3.

    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. 

  • 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

  • 5.


    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

Very tasty

Paula - Feb 11, 2019

Really tasty

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

Superb ????

Laura - Jan 12, 2019

Just amazing! No other words for it!


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