Easy Chinese Black Pepper Chicken Recipe (One Pot Meal)

One Pot Black Pepper Chicken Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Quick and easy one pot black pepper chicken recipe, made with simple ingredients on stovetop. This 30 minute meal is spicy and inspired by Chinese flavors.

Servings: 4 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: black pepper chicken
Calories: 234 kcal
Author: Abeer


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


  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan over medium high heat.

  2. Add onion, ginger garlic and saute until golden brown.

  3. Add soy sauce, oyster sauce (optional), vinegar, black pepper, salt, red chili flakes, cornstarch and water. Mix thoroughly.
    Note: You can dissolve the cornstarch in the broth or water and then pour that mixture into the pan but I usually don't do it. 

  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!

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Black Pepper Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 1116mg47%
Potassium 541mg15%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 27.4mg33%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.