Braised Chicken with Black Beans

Filipino Style Recipe: Braised chicken with black beans is another popular dish in Chinese cuisine. Normally the chicken marinated, fried and then cooked with fermented black beans(tausi), bell peppers and sauce ingredients until thickened.

Estimated time preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes(plus marinating time)
Good for 3-5 persons

1 kilo chicken, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoon black beans(Tausi)
1 medium-sized onion
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
cooking oil for frying
salt and pepper to taste
1 piece red bell pepper, diced(optional)
spring onion for garnishing(optional)

1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine chicken and marinade then set aside for 20 minutes.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry chicken until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
2. In a same pan, reduce oil then saute garlic and onion then add black beans.
3. Add bell pepper and chicken then cook until tender.
4. In a bowl, mix sauce ingredients until well blended then pour in a pan.
5. Simmer until thickens then season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Remove from heat then sprinkle with spring onion. Serve hot with steamed rice. Enjoy.



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