Japanese Black Bean Chicken and Soba

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a gorgeous dish, with quite a delicate flavour - if you're looking for a traditional Chinese-style black bean stir fry you should probably look elsewhere. Canned black beans are the easiest for this recipe - you only use a little, the rest of the can goes into the freezer for next time. Alternatively, if you have a few hours you can get some dried black beans from the asian grocer and reconstitute them - I haven't tried this yet but don't think it would make any difference to the end result. The recipe comes from the Golden Door Australia mailing list.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the soba noodles according to the directions on the packet, then drain and put aside.
  2. Heat sesame oil in wok. Add chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until just brown.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, carrot, pepper, onion, and mushrooms. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are just tender.
  4. Add tamari, stock, sweet chilli and black beans and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add spinach and noodles and stir gently until heated through. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This recipe had all the ingredients I was looking for so I didn't change much. I increased the chicken, garlic & mushrooms abit and added in 1/2 chopped jalapeno & 4 oz raw shrimp. I like my stir-fry's with full flavour so I doubled the chili sauce. I still found it was lacking abit of flavour but that could be cause I used low-salt broth & soy sauce. I like the addition of spinach at the end, thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 December 26, 2009