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.