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Chicken with black bean sauce

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Chicken with black bean sauce recipe
Chicken with black bean sauce recipe
  • Serves: 4

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

This chicken with black bean sauce is a delicious Chinese takeaway favourite that you can cook at home in just 20 minutes! This chicken stir-fry also contains a third of your recommended daily iron intake and a portion of veg and the tenderstem broccoli is both crunchy and delicious. Serve this dish up with either rice or noodles and you'll have a really nice, filling dinner. Plus, if you've made extra, you can easily reheat it the following day for lunch.

Ingredients

  • 400g bellaverde broccoli
  • 30ml/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 60ml/4 tbsp unsalted cashew nuts
  • 4 chicken breast fillets, sliced
  • 2.5cm/1in piece root ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 spring onions, trimmed and sliced
  • 4tbsp/60ml Chinese cooking wine (or dry sherry)
  • 6 tbsp/90ml black bean sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Just two spears of broccoli is all you need to tick off one of your 5-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables

Method

  1. Wash and prepare the broccoli by trimming a little off the end of each spear. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok, add the cashews and stir fry for 1 min or until they are golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  2. Add the chicken to the wok and stir fry for 5 mins, or until pale golden. Add the broccoli and 3 tbsp water stir fry for a further 1 min, then cover and cook for a further 2 mins.
  3. Remove the lid, stir in the ginger, garlic and onions then stir fry for a further 1 min. Add the wine or sherry and black bean sauce, followed by the cashews. Serve straight away with rice or noodles.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 337(kcal)
  • Fat 13.8g
  • Saturates 1.9g
  • Sugars 5.0g
  • Salt 1.7g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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