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Chicken in Black Bean Sauce Recipe

This recipe allows you to cook up a dinner fast--it's a microwave chicken recipe!

Servings: 4

1 lb boneless chicken breasts
2 Tbsp dry sherry
1 Tbsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil

Sauce Ingredients:
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp hot chili paste
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp minced fresh ginger
2 Tbsp fermented black beans

Cut chicken into 3/4 inch pieces. Combine sherry, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a 4-cup microwaveable casserole. Toss chicken in mixture, cover and marinate while preparing other ingredients.

In a small boil combine stock, cornstarch, soy sauce, sugar, chili paste and then set aside. Prepare garlic, ginger and black beans; set aside.

Microwave chicken in marinade, covered at high for 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is opaque and tender. Stir twice during cooking. Stand,
covered, while making sauce.

In a 2 cup glass measure, microwave vegetable oil at high for 1 minute or until hot. Stir in garlic, ginger and black beans and microwave, uncovered, on high for 1 minute or until fragrant.

Stir in stock mixture until smooth and microwave at high for 1 1/2 to 3 minutes or until sauce
comes to a boil and thickens. Stir once. Drain liquid off chicken, pour black bean sauce over, stir and serve immediately.