Indulge in the delectable flavors of our “Savory Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry” – a dish that surpasses your favorite takeout with its succulent chicken, vibrant vegetables, and a tantalizing black pepper sauce. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for those craving a Chinese-inspired masterpiece that’s better than takeout. Get ready to savor the sweet and savory symphony of black pepper and a medley of ingredients in every delightful bite.
Black Pepper Sauce:
- 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Shaoxing Wine or sherry
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar (or 2 tablespoons Mirin)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
Savory Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry:
- 1/2 pound chicken breast, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, finely diced
- 1 red or green bell pepper, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon grated ginger or ginger paste
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
1. Create the Black Pepper Sauce: In a small bowl, combine low-sodium chicken broth, soy sauce, Shaoxing Wine (or sherry), brown sugar (or Mirin), cornstarch, and freshly ground black pepper. Set this flavorful sauce aside for later.
2. Marinate the Chicken: In a separate medium bowl, marinate the chicken by tossing it with low-sodium soy sauce and cornstarch. Allow the chicken to rest and soak up these delightful flavors for 15-20 minutes.
3. Sear the Chicken: Heat a touch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using tongs, transfer the marinated chicken to the skillet in a single layer, cooking until it becomes golden brown and fully cooked. Flip the chicken pieces to ensure even browning. As they cook, transfer each batch to a plate.
4. Sauté the Veggies: Add a bit more vegetable oil to the skillet over medium-high heat. Introduce the finely diced onion and bell pepper, cooking them until they become crisp-tender. Reduce the heat to low and incorporate the minced garlic and grated ginger, cooking for an additional minute while continuously stirring. Once done, transfer the cooked vegetables to a plate.
5. Final Assembly: Reduce the heat to medium and whisk the sauce you set aside earlier. Pour this delectable sauce into the skillet and let it thicken slightly while stirring occasionally. Reintroduce the cooked chicken and sautéed veggies to the skillet for a few minutes to heat the entire dish through. Garnish your “Savory Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry” with sliced green onions and serve it with white rice, brown rice, or Chinese noodles.
Now you have your homemade “Savory Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry,” a mouthwatering alternative to your takeout cravings. Elevate your culinary skills by preparing this delicious, sweet, and savory dish. Enjoy the medley of flavors as you savor each bite of tender chicken and vibrant vegetables, all enveloped in a rich black pepper sauce. Your taste buds will thank you for this delightful journey into Chinese cuisine!
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