Thursday, October 1

Stir-fry Chicken and Bell Peppers with Black Pepper Sauce

Bell peppers are rich sources of vitamin A and  vitamin C.  They are also good sources of B1, B6. Thus they can enhance human immunity and can promote fat metabolism; protect eyesight;  promote healthy skin; prevent cholesterol attached to blood vessels; prevent arteriosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes; reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and many other diseases.

The time of cooking bell peppers should not be too long. Best way to cook them would be stir-fry or deep-fried as tempura. With its high sweetness, bell peppers are also very suitable for fresh consumption.
With the help of abundant rainfall during this summer, the bell peppers crop has been good.  In market, you often see the large and fresh brightly colored bell peppers are on sale at half of the regular price.  Besides, I have planted two bell pepper trees in my vegetable garden this year; my friends also sent me more peppers from her garden, so bell peppers have always been stocked in my refrigerator all summer long. We seem trying to intake all the nutrients needed for the whole year in one summer.  In order to keep its nutrients and sweetness, I especially like to cook them with chicken (or any other type of meat) in a quick stir-fry.

225g boneless chicken breast
1 cup chopped bell peppers
1 cup chopped onions
1-1/2 tablespoons Black Pepper Sauce

Marinade for chicken:
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon wine
1 teaspoon cornstarch

1. Cut chicken breast in cubes, marinate chicken cubes with the marinade for about 15 minutes (preparing bell peppers and onions while waiting).
2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil, stir-fry chicken until color changed, then remove.
3. Stir-fry onions in remaining oil until fragrant, add bell peppers and dash of salt, stir briefly.  Add chicken and Black Pepper Sauce, stir to mix well for about 2 minutes.  Remove and serve.

Sometimes, I would cut all the ingredients into strips, or add other peppers (such as sweet banana pepper), there'll be another dish then.

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