Black Pepper Chicken


  • 1 kg skinned and deboned chicken cubes
  • 1/2 cup fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup shallots
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • Plum sauce mix (1/2 cup plum sauce, 2 tablespoons
    tomato paste, 2 tablespoons vinegar,
  • 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 cup chicken or water)
  • 2 to tablespoons coarse-cut black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Blend ginger, shallots, garlic with a half cup of water; squeeze the juice out and mix in the cornstarch, oyster sauce, sesame oil and salt.
  2. Pour mixture on the chicken and mix well. Marinate for one hour.
  3. Drain and bake the marinated chicken in a hot oven (165 degree celcius) for 20 minutes or until cooked.
  4. Heat olive oil in wok and stir fry the chopped garlic until fragrant. Add the black pepper and stir fry for 5 seconds.
  5. Pour in the plum sauce mix. When the sauce boils, add the cooked chicken and continue to cook until well mixed. (Add more plum sauce, sugar or salt to taste).
  6. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables.
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.

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