This week we heard that One Culture Foods’ Chinese Fermented Black Bean sauce is a finalist for the 2016 Good Food Awards. I couldn’t be happier for Hansen or less surprised. When you’ve had a crazy day and can’t quite think about what to make, Hansen’s sauces are a god send. I can pick up a protein and a vegetable and have dinner ready 10 minutes after getting home. As with the shrimp stir fry we posted a few weeks ago, I’m almost embarrassed to write this recipe out. It’s that easy.
The ease and versatility of this sauce aside, it is the distinct taste that is garnering these well deserved accolades. Complexly balanced Chinese-inspired flavors and well sourced natural ingredients come together to reveal the genius of its name. Sweetness from pineapple and brown sugar, Savory from fermented black beans and spicy from green jalapeño. It’s just a phenomenal sauce.
Chicken with Broccolini and Black Bean Sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
1 lb broccolini, cut into bite sized pieces (stalks included)
3/4 cup Chinese Fermented Black Bean
1. Boil some water in a saucepan and add the broccolini. Cook for 3 minutes, then drain.
2. While the broccolini are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the chicken. Cook for 5 minutes on high, stirring regularly.
3. Add the broccolini and Chinese Fermented Black Bean sauce. Lower the heat and simmer for another 2-3 minutes.