Tested till perfect Black Bean Drumsticks

Black Bean Drumsticks

Serve this for dinner with Confetti Pepper Rice, but save two drumsticks for your child's lunch the next day. Black beans and garlic sauce is a Chinese convenience item available at most grocery stores. Made of seasoned fermented black beans, its sharp and salty flavour seems universally appreciated by children.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2004

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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 8 8skinless chicken drumstickskinless chicken drumsticks
  • 1 1small onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp 2tspgrated gingerroot
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupchicken stock
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspcornstarch
  • 3 tbsp 3tbspblack bean garlic sauce
  • 2 tsp 2tspsesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgranulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsesame seeds, toasted
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In skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown drumsticks. Transfer to plate.

Drain off any fat in pan. Fry onion and ginger over medium heat until softened, about 5 minutes.

Return chicken and any accumulated juices to pan. Add chicken stock and 2/3 cup (150 mL) water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until juices run clear when chicken is pierced.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk cornstarch with 1 tbsp (15 mL) water; stir into liquid in pan along with black-bean-and-garlic sauce, sesame oil and sugar; cook until thickened and bubbly, about 1 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Additional information :

Tip: Reserve two drumsticks to pack in your child's lunch. Many children are fans of cold chicken, but if yours isn?t, heat it up and wrap to send in a insulated lunchbox. Add a whole wheat bun, fruit, yogurt and perhaps a cookie or two.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 268 pro 25g total fat 14g sat. fat 2g
carb 10g fibre 1g chol 94mg sodium 360mg

% RDI:

calcium 2 iron 11 vit A 2 vit C 7
folate 5
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