Spicy Black Pepper Chicken

Servings: 2
Cuisine: Chinese
Course: Appetizer
Time: 30 minutes
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Juicy and tender chicken pieces in a rich and bold black pepper sauce. Spicy Black Pepper Chicken is a quick and easy recipe that packs a punch of flavors. Works perfectly as an appetizer or a side.


  • 500 gms boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (red and green)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds for garnish

For the marinade

  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg

For the sauce

  • 1 tbsp black pepper coarsely ground
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes (optional)
  • 3 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornflour

For dredging

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour


  • To begin, cut the boneless chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large bowl, marinate the chicken with light soy sauce, vinegar, baking soda, and an egg. Mix well and keep aside for at least 10 minutes.
  • For dredging, mix together the all-purpose flour and cornflour in a large bowl. Add in the marinated chicken and mix until the pieces are well coated. Dust off the extra flour.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. Fry the chicken pieces on low heat until cooked and golden. Make sure they do not brown.
  • To prepare the black pepper sauce – mix together oyster sauce, light soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper, and honey in a large bowl. If you want it spicier, you can add a teaspoon of red chilli flakes.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of sesame oil in a pan. Add in finely chopped garlic and saute for a minute. Do not brown.
  • Add in diced onions and diced bell peppers. Cook for a minute or two.
  • Add in the sauce mix and boil it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Make a slurry of 1 Β½ tbsp cornflour with 3 tbsp of water. Add it to the sauce and cook until it thickens.
  • Finally, add in the fried chicken pieces and mix until well coated. Add a bit of water if needed.
  • The Spicy Black Pepper Chicken is ready to serve. Garnish with sesame seeds.


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