April 05, 2010

Black Pepper Chicken

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I just plain love Bobby's recipes.  If you haven't been to his blog, Free Online Recipes, then you really should go and visit.  I have made (and blogged here and here) about his recipes before.  I especially love that he recreates recipes for favorite Chinese dishes.   Grumpy loves to go to the Chinese Buffets around here but I myself have a very hard time eating there.  Not because I don't like it but because I always end up not feeling well before I even have a few bites.  So, we tend to not go anymore.  Therefore, Bobby's site has become a lifesaver for me because I have been able to make Grumpy dishes (and bookmark tons of recipes) that he would love to eat.


When I saw he had Black Pepper Chicken, I knew I would make it.  I didn't know it would take me forever to do so though!  I first saw this recipe when Bobby posted it in August 2008.  WHY it took me so long to finally make it I'll never know....however, it was far from hard.  It was about the easiest meal to make!



Since the recipe is Bobby's, I will send you to his blog to check it out if you wish.  However, I will tell you how I prepped everything myself.  I started with the chicken.  Trimmed it of fat and cut it in bite sized pieces.  I then mixed the sauce ingredients and set it aside.  I took a large Ziploc bag and placed half of the cornstarch in the bottom of the bag, then all of the chicken in the bag, finishing with the last 3 tablespoons of cornstarch on top of the chicken.  I closed the top and then shook the chicken up (gently) to make sure the pieces were all coated with cornstarch, fried the chicken, sauteed the vegetables, added the sauce then the cooked chicken and stirred to coat....then enjoyed!  Thanks Bobby for being such a great resource to me.  It makes my Grumpy happy :)  Click HERE to view the recipe for Black Pepper Chicken.

33 comments:

  1. My husband would love that! He loves the Chinese buffets too but they're so hard to stomach.

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  2. I love his blog too! I've made his orange chicken a few times, love it!

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  3. This recipe sounds delicious! My hubby would love this too!

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  4. If Grumpy ain't happy ain't nobody happy? LOL... it works that way here too.

    Looks like a fantastic recipe Shelby!

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  5. Oh my this looks delish Honey B! I must give this a try one day soon! Thanks!

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  6. not a fan at all of this kind of food but you may reform me with this one yours looks great, no MSG, healthy and perfectly delish~ the picture is awesome~

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  7. This look AH-mazing!! I have to try this!

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  8. Great recipe! Love all of the colors in this dish!

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  9. Sounds yummy! Thanks for the link!

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  10. This looks absolutely delicious. I know my family would love this!

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  11. This looks so good!!!! Definitely going to have to make it!

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  12. Oh this looks finger licking good and sounds simple too. Great pictures; the dish is calling my name! It's time I got myself well-versed with Chinese food, and this looks like a great beginning. Off to check the recipe at Bobby's blog. Thanks for the post! SU'd you!!

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  13. Glad you enjoyed the recipe, it looks like it turned out great!

    ps- i like what you have done to your blog. Looking good. :)

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  14. This looks absolutely delicious!

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  15. so yummy! black pepper also happens to be one of my favorite seasonings, so i know i'd love this!

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  16. This looks so flavorful and perfectly cooked. I am off to check out Bobby's site.

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  17. This is something my family would really like! It looks so tasty!

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  18. I can't resist this savory and spicy delight...the chicken looks gorgeous.

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  19. This dish is right up my alley! Thanks for a great suggestion and the link.

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  20. This is my kind of meal Shelby. I love doing different stir fries at home. I'm going to check out this recipe....RIGHT NOW! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. I prefer making my own Chinese food too - for the same reason. This looks really good! I am on my way to check out the site.

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  22. Olga @ MangoTomatoApril 6, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    That looks absolutely delicious! If I saw this in a restaurant, I'd definitely order it.

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  23. I love to find recipes that emmulate what we can find at our favourite Chinese restaurants.

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  24. I'm all about making my own. This dish gets two thumbs up!

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  25. Chinese buffets are indeed hard on the digestion! I love black pepper chicken, thank you for the recipe. Our fav chinese restaurant closed for the owner to take a sabbatical (he and his wife were there six lunches and dinners a week for 10 + years, it was time for a break for them...not for us, though) and I have been searching out really good chinese recipes to make at home instead, so this one is quite welcome.

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  26. You have a real talent for these. GREG

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  27. That really is a great website--thanks for the link. The chicken looks delish--my hubby's not a big pepper lover, but if Grumpy likes it, it has promise. ;)

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  28. This dish looks amazing. Definitely four stars. Thanks for sharing this! I'm return the favor: Chinese Chicken Stuffed Peppers! http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/chinese_chicken_stuffed_peppers.htm

    I'm going to try to make it for my boyfriend this weekend!

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  29. what a delicious recipe! i made it using black pepper from Kampot, Cambodia. its aromatic and fragrant qualities add an authentic asian flavour to the dish. i recently discovered this spice on a trip to s. e. asia.

    http://farmlink-cambodia.com/en/kampotpepper.html

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  30. We just went to Chinese buffet on Monday for my daughters birthday and again I came away saying, "the food really isn't that good".

    Another recipe bookmarked. I'm almost afraid to go to Bobby's site, I already have such a long *must make* list. But, I NEED this recipe so off I go!

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  31. I'm hooked! This looks sooooo delicious and I agree. Chinese food is absolutely awesome when it is awesome. When it isn't totally great, it's bad. Hard to find the good stuff unless you make it at home. Love it!

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  32. This Black Pepper Chicken looks wonderful! xo

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