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Chinese Black Bean Chicken

Course Dinner, Main Course
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4


  • 1/4 cup salted black beans rinsed
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup shaoxing wine
  • 1 tsp garlic grated
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 4 tsp honey
  • 8 each chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 2 each bird chilis sliced thin reserve 1 for garnish
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 green onion sliced for garnish
  • sesame seeds as needed for garnish


  • Mix the rinsed black beans with the soy sauce, shaoxing wine, garlic, ginger, cornstarch, honey, and 1 bird chili. Add the chicken to the marinade and soak for 30 minutes.
  • Heat a large skillet with with oil over medium-high heat. When the oil shimmers add the chicken. Sear the chicken until it has a golden color, flip over, and sear for 1 minute. Add the marinade to the pan, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Serve the chicken over a bed of rice and drizzle with the sauce. Garnish with green onions, chilis, and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.