Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chicken and Black Bean Stir Fry

This evening the youth in our church had an Iron Chef competition and I volunteered to be one of the host homes for one of the groups. With the items given to them they decided to make a stir fry and relied on one of my stir fry cookbooks for help.

They chose to make Chicken and Black Bean Stir Fry. I was surprised that this even existed and was glad they could use the black beans in a non-Mexican dish. The kids did an awesome job of following the recipe and made a terrific tasting meal!

The judges LOVED their dish. It was the only dish presented that was all eaten, plus they were the only dish that was Asian. Good job guys!

  • 1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chinese rice vinegar or sherry (we used chicken stock)
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp corn oil (we used sesame oil)
  • 2 green bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp freshly grated ginger (we used ginger powder)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped (we used a white onion)
  • 3 tbsp black beans (we used about half a can)
  • 2/3 cup chicken stock
  • Freshly cooked egg noodles, to serve (we used spaghetti noodles)
Place the chicken strips in a large bowl. Mix together the soy sauce, wine or sherry, a little salt, sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch, and pour over the chicken.

Heat the wok over a high heat, add the chicken strips and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the green bell peppers and stir-fry for an additional 2 minutes. Then add the ginger, garlic, shallots, and black beans, and continue to stir-fry for another 2 minutes.

Add 4 tablespoons of the stock, stir-fry for 1 minute, then pour in the remaining stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce for 3-4 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened slightly. Serve immediately over egg noodles.

No comments:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin