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Recipe Name: Asparagus And Chicken In Black Bean Sauce Submitted by: Administrator
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Ethnicity: Chinese Last Modified: 2/22/2014
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Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients:
2 Chicken thighs
12 Asparagus spears
3 Tablespoon(s) Peanut or corn oil
MARINADE:
1 Tablespoon(s) Dry Sherry
1 Teaspoon(s) Cornstarch
2 Teaspoon(s) Thin soy sauce
1 Pinch(s) Sugar
Sauce:
2 Teaspoon(s) Fermented black beans
3 Cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Teaspoon(s) Brown sugar
2 Teaspoon(s) Black soy sauce
3/4 Cup(s) Chicken stock
Cornstarch paste as
thickener
2 1/2 ections. Rinse fermented black beans. In bowl, combine and
Directions:
Marinating: With sharp paring knife, scrape chicken meat from thigh;
slice into thin strips across the grain. (Breast meat is not preferred
for this dish, as meat is too dry and spongy.) Combine sherry, soy,
cornstarch and sugar in bowl; massage liquid into meat with your
fingers. Marinate for 15 to 30 minutes. Preparation: Wash asparagus;
peel tough white outer skin off ends; slice on diagonal in mash black
beans and garlic, brown sugar, black soy sauce and chicken stock;
stir; reserve for 15 minutes. Stir-Frying: Add 2/3 of oil to hot wok;
when oil is very hot, add chicken. Stir-fry for about 3 minutes on
high heat - or until chicken begins to shrink and firm up. Remove
chicken to holding bowl. Reheat wok to high, add remaining oil. When
oil is hot, add black bean sauce. Stir-fry for 1 minute. Add
asparagus; mix with sauce. Stir sauce with asparagus. When sauce
boils, add cooked chicken; toss to combine. Dribble in a little
cornstarch paste if needed; cornstarch in chicken marinade might be
enough. Toss ingredients until very little liquid remains and is
reduced to glaze. Dish is ready when asparagus brightens. If you still
have too much liquid, remove ingredients, continue to reduce sauce,
then return ingredients to coat them with sauce. Serve in individual
portions.

Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
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Calories: 110
Calories From Fat: 74
Total Fat: 8.3g
Cholesterol: 22.8mg
Sodium: 122.8mg
Potassium: 99.8mg
Carbohydrates: 2.8g
Fiber: <1g
Sugar: <1g
Protein: 5.4g


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