Sunday, March 24, 2013

Lazy Chicken in Black Bean Sauce

Blog's Category: My Own Fast and Easy

Lazy Chicken in Black Bean Sauce

Yesterday, I felt lazy but listening to naggings of my folks complaining on the absence of proteins in a fridge, under this heavy weight of guilt ^&*% I got up and in a matter of 10-15 minutes I put together this chicken which turned out really-really delicious. I'm in a hurry to share the recipe with you because it so practical for our today's busy life and exceptionally yummy.

Besides being tasty, it is ...
- healthy, no extra fat required beside that in a chicken
- super ea-a-a-a-sy!
- great emergency chicken recipe - ready in a 15 minutes!

Taste Description
With use of black bean paste, slightly on a sweet side and with a reasonable amount of red pepper kick, this chicken recipe has oriental (Korean?) vibe to it. Balsamic vinegar (something out-of-oriental) adds dimension and, along with sugar, plays perfect supplemental duet to the main hero of the sauce - black bean paste.
How to Serve
Serve it piled on a freshly steamed jasmine rice, or with any other vegetable or grain-based side.

Lazy Chicken in Black Bean Sauce

  • 2-3 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2" strips
  • 1 tbs black bean paste (any asian market sell it)
  • 2-3 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 tbs jaggery (raw cane sugar) or brown sugar
  • 1-2 tsp crushed red chili pepper (sriracha sauce will work too)
  • 1 tsp onion flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (optional)

- Place chicken in a cold skillet, turn heat to medium, add all remaining ingredients, cover with lid and let it cook for 5 minutes.
- Stir chicken thoroughly to coat all chicken pieces evenly with a sauce.
- Let it boil slowly, covered, for 10 more minutes. Turn heat off. Your asian-style chicken-express is done! Enjoy!


- Use your favorite spices or herbs here with those "the must" ingredients - black bean sauce, vinegar and sugar - those three are the main characters of the dish.
- I'll be trying the "perfect trio" on another food - seafood, vegetables or other kind of meat. It sounds very promising to me!

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