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March 22, 2024

Black Pepper Chicken

Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of this black pepper chicken dish. With tender chicken and crisp veggies mixed with savory black pepper sauce, each bite is a delight. Whether you're tackling a busy week or hosting last-minute guests, this recipe promises to satisfy and impress effortlessly!

Prepare to make this Black Pepper Chicken dish a staple in your weekly or monthly meal plans. With its perfect balance of nutrients and flavor, plus the convenience of being a one-pot wonder, it's a mealtime game-changer. And the best part? Its versatility knows no bounds! Whether you're meal prepping, entertaining guests, or simply navigating busy weeks, this dish delivers on taste and convenience every time.

Stir fry meals hold a special place in my heart for their ability to deliver an easy, delicious and wholesome meal, all from the convenience of your own kitchen. There's something truly satisfying about creating a flavorful dish in just one pot, then serving it in your favorite bowl and cozying up on the couch or serving a entire family gathered around the table after a long day.It's the ultimate alternative to takeout, and I dare say, it is superior to the flavors of popular chains like Panda Express!

What is in Black Pepper Chicken?

  • Chicken: Delightfully tender strips of chicken, prepared to perfection and bursting with protein-rich goodness.
  • Fresh Vegetables: Picture perfect produce, the colors, the flavors with this vibrant mix of crunchy, nutrient-packed vegetables. Featuring sweet onions, bell peppers, and celery, it's a delightful balance of sweetness and savory goodness.
  • Black Pepper Sauce: Prepare your taste buds for a journey! This sauce steals the spotlight with its aroma and bold flavors—peppery, savory, and just the right amount of zing. Each bite gives you that perfect punch of flavor.

What should I serve this with?

I personally love pairing this dish with steamed white rice, but the possibilities are endless! You can try it with brown rice, enjoy it as is, serve it with egg rolls on the side, or even toss it with noodles for a chow mein or ramen-style twist. Get creative and explore different combinations—let me know which one becomes your new favorite!

Can I make this ahead of time?

Certainly! This dish is ideal for meal prepping ahead of a busy week. You can also prepare it the night before and simply reheat it to enjoy the next day. It's versatile and convenient—perfect for keeping up with your busy schedule!

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Black Pepper Chicken

Indulge in the heartwarming flavors of this black pepper chicken dish. With tender chicken and crisp veggies mixed with savory black pepper sauce, each bite is a delight.




For the Black Pepper Chicken: 

  • 2 Lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in cubes
  • ½ Sweet onion, cut in chunks
  • 1 Red bell pepper, cut chunks
  • 2 Celery stalks, cut in ½ inch pieces
  • 1 TBSP fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 Cup corn starch
  • 1/2 TSP sesame oil
  • Steamed White Rice, for serving
  • Sesame seeds for garnish (optional)

For the Black Pepper Sauce: 

  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or Korean chili flakes
  • 2 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 TSP dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 Cup rice vinegar
    1. Cut your chicken into cubes and place in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic and corn starch. Mix well. Set aside.
    2. Cut your red bell pepper, celery and onion, set aside.
    3. Make your sauce by combining all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk well and set aside.
    4. In your wok, add your ½ cup olive oil. Let wok and oil become hot, about 1-2 minutes. Then, add half of your chicken mixture and cook for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove that batch from the wok and place on a lined paper towel and repeat with your remaining chicken.
    5. In the same wok, drain some of your oil. All but about 1 TBSP and add your red bell pepper strips and celery. Saute for 3 minutes. Add your onion and saute for another 1 minutes.
    6. Add your chicken back in followed by your sauce and toss to mix well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
    7. Serve with steamed white rice.
    8. ENJOY!
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October 9, 2023
The ingredient list is missing lemon slices, shallot and garlic.
July 5, 2023
Can I do this in a slow cooker instead of the oven?
October 19, 2021
So delicious!