Black Bean Drumsticks Black Bean Drumsticks

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2004



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.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 360 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 268.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 10 g


  • Iron 11.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Vitamin A 2.0
  • Vitamin C 7.0
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Black Bean Drumsticks