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Black Pepper Chicken

Black pepper chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to make at home, with only a few ingredients: black pepper, chicken, onion and bell pepper |

Black Pepper Chicken

Black pepper chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to make at home, with only a few ingredients: black pepper, chicken, onion and bell pepper |

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1 skinless and boneless chicken breast, about 8 oz., cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons oil
1 onion, sliced
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
1 teaspoon freshly milled black pepper
2 tablespoons soy sauce, use 1 tablespoon to marinate the chicken
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon Maggi seasoning

Marinate the chicken strips with 1 tablespoon of soy sauce for 10 minutes.

Heat up a pan or skillet and add the oil. When the oil is heated, add the sliced onion and quickly stir-fry until aromatic and follow by the bell pepper and black pepper. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir in the chicken and continue to stir-fry until the chicken is cooked. Add in the soy sauce, sugar, Maggi sauce. Stir to combine all the ingredients well. Serve the black pepper chicken with warm steamed rice.

Black Pepper Chicken
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Black Pepper Chicken

Black pepper chicken is a delicious and easy recipe to make at home, with only a few ingredients: black pepper, chicken, onion and bell pepper.

Black Pepper Chicken

I love black pepper, and I love it in my Asian stir-fries.

Think black pepper crab, black pepper beef (served on a sizzling hot plate!), and black pepper in the many concoctions that ultimately add depth and awesomeness to the dish. How can you not love black pepper?

I made black pepper chicken for dinner last night. It was a very spontaneous recipe but an instant hit with my family. I had a chicken breast, a bag of onions, and a green bell pepper in the fridge. Then, I thought about black pepper chicken. It’s as delicious as black pepper beef, with the wonderful flavor and aromatic black pepper and the savory sauce coating each piece of chicken.

Black Pepper Chicken

The sliced onions lend a natural sweetness to this black pepper chicken recipe, and help tone down the heat from the black pepper. Black pepper chicken goes extremely well with rice, or even tortilla, for an Asian-inspired taco!

Below is my black pepper chicken recipe, a painless 30-minute recipes that anyone can prepare at home. In fact, it took me 20 minutes from prep to finish and dinner is ready in a jiffy. If you have a sizzling hot plate like the ones at restaurant, feel free to serve it on the hot plate for extra sizzles and I am sure you will love this recipe even more.

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  1. Black pepper sauce!! I like anything that comes with black pepper sauce. Love your recipe, simple yet sumptuous! Maggi seasoning… We Malaysians love Maggi seasoning!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. Dorach

    I just made this tonight, simple but very yummy :) It is reminiscent of the Malay roadside burgers cos of the Maggi seasoning. It’s so funny, in NZ, Maggi is pronounced “May-gee”.

  3. StrawberryPocky

    I tried this last night, and wow was it amazing!!! I love the fragrance of the onions and green peppers!! And the chicken had the perfect amount of pepper!! Even though my chicken wasn’t that pretty color of brown like in the picture, it still tasted awesome!

  4. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast

    I just made this last night with the boneless skinless free range chicken breasts from Grass Fed Farms – wow, incredible! Thanks for this cool recipe – although finding Maggi sauce in my area was quite a feat, I finally found it at a specialty grocer, but none of the supermarkets had it.

  5. wow.. actually i really don’t have the interest to cook but since i’ve search a recipe for our laboratory, gosh….. nagkaron na ako ng interest and i found it hard at first but i practiced until i think na perfect na kasi ang sarap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ^^^^ sabRoSo!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Jules

    I did this last night. It was absolutely painless to make and tasted so delicious despite no maggi seasoning. However I will get one for the sake of perfecting the dish. BRAVO!

  7. Kees

    Don’t know how I got onto your website but I had black pepper beef in Singapore a few years back and tried this one. I loved it and it probably won’t be the last recipe from your website I’ll try.

  8. Flori

    Toata familia iubeste mancarea chinezeasca,multumesc pentru retete ,sunt minunate.O mare rugaminte ,am descoperit taiteii de orez….sunt ff buni,te rog arata-ne mai multe retete care contin taitei de orez.Iti doresc succes in tot ce faci si numai reusite !

  9. Nida Afzal

    I tried your recipe and added the black pepper chicken into the noodles, it tasted so deliciously yummy!!

  10. I’m wondering what the aim of the Maggi seasoning is? I’ve never actually bought a bottle despite being in Malaysia for 2 years now! This looks super and yummy too! Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. Chase

    My girlfriend and I looked this up at midnight, ran to the store, cooked and finished eating by 1:30 am. It was delicious! Great hands on date for under 15 dollars. Thanks a bunch

  12. T.Shiral Indika Fernando

    superb, i cooked this to lunch today, wow delicious i could not get Maggi seasoning sauce i added Oyster sauce nice goooooood …….

  13. danielli

    this is an awesome recipe. Simple and delicious. I used to not like bell peppers, but in this recipe, they are sweet when perfectly caramelized. thanks for sharing.

  14. jw

    hi – do you recommend subbing maggi seasoning with oyster or hoisin like the previous poster said?

    oh and p.s. – my friend just gave me your book as a gift and i can’t wait to try the recipes – including this one. :)

  15. Joy

    I live in North Dakota so we don’t get alot of things up here that others do. I have called and searched every store from Minot to Bismarck and no one carries Maggie sauce is there something else i can use?

  16. missdeb

    I am doing weight watchers and I need to know how many servings are for the recipes. Did I miss this info somewhere?

  17. Mark Marklar

    Im gonna try this out tomorrow night. But I wanted to add that the print button doesnt work. Just fyi!

  18. Yuss

    Beeeeeee…….thank you for your wonderful recipe…..!!! i love your teriyaki chicken too…it’s sooooo easy….i love that kind of recipe, very little ingredient but still delicious….and your black pepper chicken…yummy!!!!

  19. Miss Kultur

    So, so good! Second recipe I try from this site this week — this was delicious. Didn’t have the Maggi seasoning, but I added my own chili oil instead. Really great, will be making this one a lot in the future. Thanks, Bee!

  20. Rene

    Love, love, love this recipe. I made it with chicken thighs, and cut them into small bites. I *thought* I’d have lunch leftovers. But it was so good we ate it all. Adding it to the dinner-time rotation!

  21. I made this for dinner tonight . It was very good doubled the recipe and added double the soy sauce, used red and green bell peppers. I couldn’t find the maggi seasoning subs braggs amino acids, served over rice.

  22. Elizabeth

    My family loves this recipe! We double it (triple for some ingredients) to feed my family of 3 and have enough for a leftover lunch. We don’t have Maggi seasoning so don’t use it and it’s still delicious. One of my favorites – easy and delicious!

  23. LuluBuddly

    I was wondering what to do with three bell peppers, though I did chop them a different way it still came out yummy! And best of all I had all those things in my pantry! :D So tonight on a cold autumn night I sat down to some black pepper chicken and peppers with glass of white wine. Yum, thanks for a easy and delicious dish. Also made a double batch to freeze for later yumminess =3

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