Chinese Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

For Shae, who discovered this on a Chinese buffet. I had found this on a buffet also. It is a great little dish, with a little bite of pepper that is quite addictive!

Top Review by Shae2138

Sue has re-created my favorite dish from a local chinese buffet with this recipe. I will admit, Asian cooking is mysterious to me and I couldn't imagine "my dish" coming out of these ingredients...but Sue obviously knows what she is doing!! These tender chicken bites have an awesome rich peppery flavor with just a hint of sweetness. I like to slice the onion in long pieces because when you get a bite of onion with the chicken it gives it an extra surprise!! I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this dish are just going to have to try it! Sue, thanks for all your hard work and coming up with this to-die-for recipe that will be made in this house often! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Note: This recipe calls for boneless thigh meat, which is preferred, but I tried using breast meat and the result was fine also.
  2. Mix together sauce ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Cut chicken into a small dice, about 1/4-inch.
  4. Heat 1-2 cups peanut or other cooking oil in your wok.
  5. Place cornstarch in a small bowl and begin to dust chicken pieces, shaking off excess.
  6. Fry in hot oil in small batches until crispy and golden, about 2-3 minutes; drain.
  7. Remove oil from wok and discard.
  8. Heat 1 tbsp oil in wok and stir-fry onion about 1 minute; add peas and carrots and cook another 30 seconds.
  9. Add sauce mixture to wok along with chicken pieces and stir to coat everything evenly.
  10. Serve at once with hot steamed rice.

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