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    Asparagus Chicken With Black Bean Sauce

    Asparagus Chicken With Black Bean Sauce. Photo by BarbryT

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    35 mins

    10 mins

    Beautiful BC's Note:

    This is a very tasty family favourite that I've slightly modified from the original which came from a great cookbook called Thai Cooking and More. NOTE #1 Just so there's no confusion, this recipe uses a prepared Chinese Black Bean Sauce, NOT your regular black beans. This can be found with the ethnic foods at your local grocer, usually where you find soy sauce, etc. This is also where you'll find the hot chili paste; my preference is Sombel Oelek NOTE #2 Prep time includes 30 minute marinating time.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      For marinade: Combine 2 teaspoons cornstarch, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, sherry and sesame oil in a large bowl; mix well.
    2. 2
      Add chicken; stir to coat well. Let stand 30 minutes.
    3. 3
      Combine black bean sauce, hot chili paste, ginger and garlic; set aside.
    4. 4
      Combine remaining 3 teaspoons cornstarch, remaining 2 teaspoons soy sauce, chicken broth and oyster sauce in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
    5. 5
      Peel onion, cut into 8 wedges. Separate wedges; set aside.
    6. 6
      Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat.
    7. 7
      Add chicken; stir-fry until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove chicken from wok; set aside.
    8. 8
      Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in wok.
    9. 9
      Add onion and asparagus; stir-fry 30 seconds.
    10. 10
      Add water and cover.
    11. 11
      Cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is crisp-tender, about two minutes.
    12. 12
      Return chicken to wok.
    13. 13
      Stir chicken broth mixture; add to wok with black bean mixture.
    14. 14
      Cook until sauce boils and thickens, stirring occasionally.
    15. 15
      Serve over or with rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 14, 2009

      55

      It was delicious!!! I used chicken leg quarters (chopped into 8 pieces) instead of chicken breast because that's all I had. I had to cook it a bit longer though but still really yummy. The only other thing I did differently was use powdered ginger instead of fresh b/c I was too lazy to grate it.

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    • on March 07, 2009

      55

      Delicious! Was not too spicy cause my six year old could eat it and he actually liked it (he's a picky eater, just ate the chicken). Was also going to take some to work for lunch the next day but it was all gone. I wil definetly make this again.

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    • on June 25, 2008

      55

      Very good.... I doubled the garlic, used powdered ginger, and will double the chili paste next time. I served it over fragrant jasmine rice....yum!! This recipe is recommended.

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus Chicken With Black Bean Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (298 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 272.3
     
    Calories from Fat 115
    42%
    Total Fat 12.7 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 1.8 g
    9%
    Cholesterol 51.3 mg
    17%
    Sodium 646.7 mg
    26%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 3.6 g
    14%
    Protein 24.5 g
    49%

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    black bean sauce

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