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Braised Chicken With Black Bean Sauce

Braised Chicken With Black Bean Sauce


  • 6 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup dried fermented black beans
  • 3 pounds chicken parts (from about one 4-pound chicken), cut into 2-inch segments with a cleaver or heavy knife
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 quart vegetable, canola, or peanut oil
  • 1/2 cup chinese rice wine
  • 2 cups low-sodium homemade or store-bought chicken broth
  • 3 jalapeĂąos, sliced, or a few dried red chili peppers
  • kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 6 scallions, sliced