Chicken and Snow Peas in a Peanut and Black Bean Sauce

    35 minutes

    There is an unexpected combination of black bean sauce and peanut butter in this otherwise simple chicken, snow pea and pasta dinner.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 250g farfalle (bow tie) pasta
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, diced
    • 2 cups fresh snow peas, trimmed
    • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 cup black bean sauce with garlic
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Fill a large saucepan with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling stir in the bow tie pasta and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered stirring occasionally until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite; about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
    2. Heat oil in a large frypan over medium heat until shimmering. Cook and stir the chicken breast until no longer pink; 5 to 8 minutes. Remove from frypan.
    3. Cook and stir the snow peas and spring onions until the pea pods are slightly softened and bright green; 3 to 4 minutes.
    4. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir the black bean sauce and peanut butter into the vegetables until well combined.
    5. Stir the chicken and bow tie pasta into the vegetable mixture and allow to heat through; 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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    This was a quick, easy, and tasty recipe. As per the other review I would definitely suggest cutting down on the black bean sauce because it was on the salty side. One small change that I made was to add about a half cup of skim milk to the final recipe (with the heat on very low). This made a sauce a bit creamier and more sauce-like.  -  21 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The dish was too salty for our tastes. Next time I will use 1/4 cup or less of the black bean sauce. Other than that, it was quick, easy and flavorful.  -  14 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)