Stir-fried Chicken with Black Bean Sauce

Since many people asking me tips how to survive as an international student with (very) tight budget, I always suggest self-cook your food. I am not (definitely) a chef. I started to cook two years ago when I enrolled as a student. Cooking while studying is, somehow, tricky. So just cook whatever in the sale with  your common sense (and instant spices, in my case).

This is one of easy Chinese cuisine: Stir-fried Chicken with Black Bean Sauce

Difficulties level : 4 of 10

Chicken black bean sauce


1. Chicken nibbles 350 gr (why? nibbles are usually cheaper and you don’t need to cut it 🙂 )

2. Shallot 6 pcs

3. Spring Onion

4. Ginger

5. Sweet soy sauce (a.k.a kecap in Bahasa, optional)

6. Black Bean Sauce paste (instant paste, you can find it in the Chinese store or the ordinary big chain-store groceries )

7. Lemon and pepper (instant spices, optional)

8. Canola Oil


1. Wash the chicken

2. Slice the shallot and spring onion

3. Crush the ginger

How to cook:

1. Sauté the chicken until golden yellow

2. Put the chicken in a plate

3. Sauté the shallot, ginger, and black bean sauce

4. Add the chicken and stir it with no 3

5. Add sweet soy sauce & lemon and pepper (optional)

6. Let it boils until some minutes

7. Add the spring onion

8. Done

Tips : better to eat with hot white rice

Footnote: Sauté is a method of cooking food , that uses a small amount of oil or fat in a shallow pan over relatively high heat (Wikipedia, 2013).

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