P.F. Chang's China Bistro Chicken with Black Bean Sauce


  • 4 whole chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp fresh minced ginger
  • 2 tsp fermented black beans
  • 3 Tbsp minced scallions (white part only)
  • 4 oz Peking Stir Fry sauce (see below)
  • 12 ounce unseasoned chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
  • Dash of white pepper


Cut whole chicken breasts in half so you have 8 breast filets. Cut all breast filets on a bias. Marinate with one (1) egg, 2 Tbsp canola oil and 1 Tbsp cornstarch.

Heat wok until very hot. Add oil, then chicken and cook until opaque all over.

Strain and remove excess oil from wok.

Add ginger, scallion and stir fry. Add chicken and garlic. Then add Peking stir fry sauce and add chicken stock. Add sugar, then a dash of white pepper.

Thicken with a cornstarch slurry (thin paste of cornstarch and water) to your liking.

Peking Stir Fry Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp shaohsing wine or sherry
  • 2 Tbsp mushroom soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch


Mix ingredients together until cornstarch is incorporated. Stir well before using.

NOTE: Makes 6 ounces. Can be doubled or quadrupled. Will keep for one month refrigerated. Sauce can be customized with chili paste, ginger, garlic or star anise to suit tastes.

Makes 4

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