Black Pepper Chicken
Black Pepper Chicken
5 from 1 vote
Dive into the world of flavours with the black pepper chicken Stir-Fry, a delightful fusion of savoury ingredients that dances on your palate. Elevate your culinary game with this easy-to-make dish, offering a spice-filled journey you won't forget.
Black Pepper Chicken

Let’s take a culinary journey to the aromatic realms of Asia with this flavorful dish known as Black Pepper Chicken.

Originating from Chinese cuisine, this dish has traveled far and wide, becoming a beloved staple in many households worldwide. Despite its sophisticated taste, preparing this dish is surprisingly easy, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced cooks alike.

Black Pepper Chicken boasts a tantalizing combination of tender chicken slices, vibrant vegetables, and a bold kick of black pepper.

Its rich history intertwines with the spice trade routes, where black pepper was once considered as valuable as gold, adding depth and warmth to dishes across continents.

This dish’s charm lies not only in its robust flavors but also in its versatility. Whether served over steamed rice or alongside noodles, Black Pepper Chicken never fails to delight the palate.

Expert Tip: Don’t overcook the vegetables; they should be tender-crisp to retain their vibrant color and texture.


Chicken Breast Boneless: Tender chicken slices form the heart of this dish, providing a protein-packed base for the flavors to meld.

Onions (Red): Thinly sliced red onions add a sweet and tangy note, complementing the savory chicken and peppery undertones.

Bell Peppers: Vibrantly colored bell peppers lend a crisp texture and a burst of freshness to the dish, enhancing its visual appeal and flavor profile.

Garlic: Minced garlic infuses the dish with aromatic goodness, adding depth and complexity to every bite.

Black Pepper: The star of the show, black pepper, brings its bold, earthy flavor and subtle heat, elevating the dish to new heights.

Soy Sauce: Soy sauce adds a savory umami richness and depth of flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.

Oyster Sauce: Oyster sauce contributes a hint of sweetness and a savory depth, balancing the dish’s flavors.

Corn Starch: Corn starch acts as a thickening agent, creating a glossy sauce that coats the ingredients beautifully.

Vegetable Oil: Used for stir-frying, vegetable oil provides the necessary lubrication and imparts a subtle richness to the dish.

Salt: A pinch of salt helps to season the ingredients and harmonize the flavors.

Spring Onions: Chopped spring onions, used as a garnish, add a fresh, aromatic finish to the dish, enhancing its visual appeal and taste.

Expert Tip: For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a splash of rice vinegar or a dash of sesame oil to the dish.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve the Chicken Black Pepper Stir-Fry hot over a bed of steamed rice or alongside noodles for a hearty meal.
  • Garnish with chopped spring onions for a burst of freshness and color.
  • Pair with a side of stir-fried vegetables or a crisp salad to round out the meal.
  • For an extra kick, serve with a side of chili sauce or sliced chili peppers.

Expert Tip: Ensure your pan or wok is hot before adding the ingredients to achieve a delicious char and prevent sticking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary to marinate the chicken?

Marinating the chicken helps to infuse it with flavor and ensures tender, juicy results. However, if you’re short on time, you can skip the marination step and proceed directly to cooking.

Can I use other vegetables in this dish?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize the dish by adding your favorite vegetables such as broccoli, carrots, or snap peas.

Can I adjust the spiciness of the dish?

Yes, you can adjust the amount of black pepper to suit your taste preferences. For a milder dish, reduce the amount of black pepper, or for an extra kick, add more.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

While this dish is best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the ingredients in advance and stir-fry them just before serving to ensure optimal flavor and texture.

Can I use chicken thighs instead of chicken breast?

Yes, you can substitute chicken thighs for chicken breast if you prefer. Just ensure they are thinly sliced for even cooking.

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Black Pepper Chicken

Black Pepper Chicken

by Nabeela Kauser
Dive into the world of flavours with the Black Pepper Chicken Stir-Fry, a delightful fusion of savoury ingredients that dances on your palate.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 4
Calories 229 kcal


  • 500 g Chicken Breast Boneless, thinly sliced
  • 2 Onions Red, thinly sliced
  • 2 Bell Peppers Thinly chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tsp Corn Starch
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Salt
  • Spring Onions Chopped for garnish


  • In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, corn-starch, and half of the minced garlic. Add the sliced chicken to this mixture, ensuring it’s well coated. Let it marinate for 10 minutes.
  • In a wok or a large pan, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the marinated chicken and stir-fry until it’s cooked through and no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the remaining minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced red onions and bell peppers to the pan. Stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes until they start to soften but still have a bit of crunch.
  • Return the cooked chicken to the pan with the vegetables. Add the freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of salt. Stir-fry everything together for another 2-3 minutes to combine the flavours.
  • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. If you prefer a spicier dish, you can add more black pepper at this point.
  • Once everything is well combined and heated through, remove from heat.
  • Serve the Chicken Black Pepper Stir-Fry over steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with chopped spring onions for a fresh flavour.


You can customise the vegetable selection according to your preferences.
Adding more vegetables like carrots or snap peas can provide extra colour and nutrition to the dish.
Adjust the amount of black pepper according to your taste preferences. If you enjoy a stronger black pepper flavour, feel free to increase the amount.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 229kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 64mgSodium: 1589mgPotassium: 682mgFibre: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1878IUVitamin C: 81mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken, Food, Recipe, Spicy
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