Black Pepper Chicken (One Pan & 30 Minutes)

Quick and easy BLACK PEPPER CHICKEN recipe, made with simple ingredients. This Chinese black pepper chicken is a one pot dinner idea and 30 minute meal.

You’ll Need:

  • 4 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Onions Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce Low sodium
  • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce Optional
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Red chili flakes Optional
  • 1 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp Water or Chicken broth
  • 1 lb Chicken breast Cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 Green Pepper Thinly sliced
  • Salt To taste


  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat.
  2. Add onion, ginger garlic and saute until golden brown.
  3. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce (optional), vinegar, black pepper, red chili flakes, cornstarch and water. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Add the chicken.
  5. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Uncover and cook on medium high heat so as to reduce the liquid a bit.
  7. Add the green peppers and cook for about 2 minutes.
  8. Serve with rice and enjoy!


  • Use a non-stick pan or a non-stick wok to PREVENT burning and ingredients sticking to pan.
  • If you are fond of vegetables, add some FRESH broccoli or celery to this recipe towards the end and cook for about 3-4 minutes. DON’T cook for too long or you will end up with soft and limp veggies.
  • I highly RECOMMEND sesame oil since it adds a lot of flavor to the recipe but olive oil, corn oil or canola oil can be used too.
  • You can use the ingredients in this recipe to marinate chicken wings and thighs and make black pepper grilled chicken.
  • ADJUST the amount of black pepper and red chili flakes, based on your taste preference.
  • DON’T cook for too long and reduce all the water since that will dry up the chicken. You want to have some gravy covering the chicken and keeping it moist.
  • Well, that’s all for today.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days.