Chinese Chicken With Leeks and Black Beans

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

You can find fermented black beans (dow see) at an Asian specialty market. This recipe comes from "Three Great Cuisines" by Jeff Smith, also known as "The Frugal Gourmet."

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the chicken and soak in the marinade for 15 minutes.
  2. Heat the wok (or similar cooking pan) and add 1 tablespoon of the oil, along with the garlic and the rinsed black beans.
  3. Stir fry for a moment and add the drained chicken.
  4. Stir over high heat until the chicken is cooked, and remove to a serving plate.
  5. Add the remaining peanut oil to the hot wok, along with the leeks.
  6. Stir until leeks are tender.
  7. Return chicken to the pan along with the remaining ingredients.
  8. Stir fry for a moment, and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Found this to be great, changed a few things as couldn't find Black Beans, so used a Sharwoods Black Bean Stir Fry Sauce, used Red Wine instead of Sherry also added sliced mushrooms, and a variety of peppers sliced. At the end I heated the marinade with the stir fry.

Jo Connolly April 17, 2008

Black bean chicken is one of my favorites and the leeks add something extra! It's a little dry; it may need more saucy ingredients added at the end. Also I'm not sure about rinsing the black beans since my cooking teacher never did that. I think it may have taken away some of the flavor. I added a red pepper for color. Very good dish made for the Chinese New Year!

FLKeysJen February 12, 2008

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