• Servings 4-6
  • Prep 1 hour marination min
  • Cook 5-8 min
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Chicken and Snow Peas in Black Bean Sauce


  • 2 lbs boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 tbs dry sherry
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs plus 1 tsp of cornstarch
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 6 tbs of peanut or canola oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 and 1/2 tbs fermented black beans, mashed (available at Asian markets)
  • 2 small yellow onions, quartered and separated into layers
  • 1 cup snow peas
This is a wonderful recipe with Chinese flavors.

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  • Mix chicken cubes with egg whites, 2 tbs sherry, salt, pepper and 1 tbs cornstarch and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl combine soy sauce, 2 tbs sherry, 1 tsp cornstarch and sugar; mix well and set aside.
  • In a wok or large saute pan heat 4 tbs of oil over high heat.
  • Add chicken cubes and stir fry quickly, about 2 minutes or just until they loose their pink color.
  • Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Add 2 tbs peanut oil to wok or pan.
  • Turn heat up to high and add garlic, ginger and black beans. Stir fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the onions and snow peas and stir fry for 30 seconds.
  • Return chicken and soy sauce mixture to pan and stir rapidly over high heat until well mixed and hot.
  • Serve with jasmine rice.

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