Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry

Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry

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Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with this irresistible Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry recipe. Sliced chicken breast is expertly stir-fried with aromatic onions and vibrant bell peppers, all enveloped in a bold and peppery sauce that's sure to awaken your senses. Made with a harmonious blend of black pepper, soy sauce, and oyster sauce, this dish is a celebration of robust flavors and satisfying textures. Let's dive into the recipe and discover how to create this mouthwatering masterpiece that's perfect for any occasion!


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper (adjust to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

  • Cooked rice, for serving

  • Sliced green onions, for garnish


1. Prepare the Sauce:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oyster sauce, water, freshly ground black pepper, and cornstarch until well combined. This flavorful sauce will be the star of your Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry.

2. Heat the Wok:

  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. The high heat will help achieve a delicious char on the chicken and vegetables.

3. Stir-Fry the Chicken:

  • Add thinly sliced chicken breast to the wok in a single layer, ensuring it cooks evenly. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes, or until the chicken is lightly browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the wok and set it aside.

4. Sauté the Aromatics:

  • In the same wok, add thinly sliced onions and bell peppers. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender-crisp and slightly caramelized.

  • Add minced garlic to the wok and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until fragrant.

5. Combine Chicken and Vegetables:

  • Return the cooked chicken to the wok with the sautéed vegetables. Stir well to combine and evenly distribute the ingredients.

6. Add the Sauce:

  • Pour the prepared sauce over the chicken and vegetables in the wok. Stir well to coat everything evenly in the bold and peppery sauce.

7. Simmer and Thicken:

  • Reduce the heat to medium and let the Black Pepper Chicken simmer in the sauce for 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

  • If the sauce is too thin, you can thicken it by simmering for a few additional minutes until it reaches your desired consistency.

8. Serve and Garnish:

  • Serve the Black Pepper Chicken immediately over cooked rice.

  • Garnish with sliced green onions for a pop of freshness and color.

Tips for Perfect Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry:

  • Use Freshly Ground Black Pepper: For the best flavor, use freshly ground black pepper rather than pre-ground pepper. The freshly ground pepper will impart a more intense and aromatic flavor to the dish.

  • Slice Chicken Thinly: To ensure quick and even cooking, slice the chicken breast thinly against the grain. This will result in tender and juicy chicken pieces in your stir-fry.

  • Adjust Pepper Level: Feel free to adjust the amount of black pepper according to your taste preferences. Add more for a spicier kick or reduce the amount for a milder flavor.

  • Prep Ingredients in Advance: Have all your ingredients chopped and measured before you start cooking. This will help streamline the cooking process and ensure everything comes together smoothly.

  • Don't Overcook Vegetables: Be mindful not to overcook the onions and bell peppers, as they should retain their vibrant color and crisp texture in the stir-fry.

  • Serve with Accompaniments: Pair the Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry with steamed rice or noodles for a complete and satisfying meal. You can also serve it with a side of stir-fried vegetables or a fresh salad for added nutrition.

By following these tips and tricks, you'll be able to create a bold and flavorful Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry that's sure to impress. Enjoy the aromatic blend of spices and the satisfying crunch of the vegetables in every mouthful!

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