How to Make Delicious Black Pepper Chicken Strips at Home?

Q: Can I use chicken breast instead of thighs for this recipe?
A: Yes, chicken breast can be used, but thighs offer more juiciness and flavor.

Q: How important is it to let the chicken marinate?
A: Marinating for at least 10 minutes is crucial for flavor absorption and tenderizing the meat.

Q: Can I make this dish without oyster sauce?
A: Oyster sauce adds a unique flavor, but you can substitute it with soy sauce and a pinch of sugar if necessary.

Homemade Black Pepper Chicken Strips


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 3 stalks of garlic sprouts
  • 5g black pepper powder (for marinating)
  • 2g salt (for marinating)
  • 10g cooking wine (for marinating)
  • 10g light soy sauce (for marinating)
  • 5g dark soy sauce (for marinating)
  • 5g cornstarch (for marinating)
  • 30g vegetable oil
  • 5g chopped green onions
  • 5g minced ginger
  • 10g oyster sauce (for slurry)
  • 5g cornstarch (for slurry)
  • 50g cold water (for slurry)
  1. Clean and prepare the chicken thighs and garlic sprouts.
  2. Debone the chicken thighs, cut them into finger-sized strips, and marinate with the listed ingredients for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut garlic sprouts diagonally, prepare green onion shreds and ginger pieces. Mix the ingredients for the slurry well and stir again before using.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan and stir-fry the chicken over high heat for about 4 minutes.
  5. When the chicken is about 90% cooked, add the garlic sprouts and slurry, and continue to stir-fry over high heat.
  6. Cook until the sauce thickens and the garlic sprouts change color, then remove from heat.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with green onions for extra flavor.
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  • Rich in protein from chicken
  • Contains vitamins and minerals from garlic sprouts
  • Moderate calorie content, can be adjusted by reducing oil and sauces