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Chicken with Green Beans

Chicken with Green Beans

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This Chicken with Green Beans Stir Fry is a simple stir fry that we like to make! We marinade the chicken and then stir fry with green beans in a tasty sauce. I recommend serving with a bowl of white rice!

How to trim green beans

I highly recommend trimming the green beans. This will remove the tough parts of the green beans. My mom literally will not eat the tough parts of it for example.

It’s not very hard to trim! There are a couple of different ways. I like to do things the easiest ways possible, so there are two ways I’ll mention here.

First is you can line up your green beans all next to each other uniformly. Make sure they’re all lined up so the ends are all one line. And then using a knife cut off all the tough ends on one end. Then, switch sides and cut off the other ends too in one line.

The second way is to use cutting shears / scissors, and just cut off the tips of the green beans – snip snip you’re done.

Dark Meat vs. White Meat

For this recipe you can use chick breast instead of chicken thighs depending on your preference. Usually, you can use them interchangeably ad then for some recipes, depending on the thickness of the chicken you may need to adjust the timing.

Since in this recipe you are cutting it in to small pieces, the timing will pretty much be the same. Basically – just make sure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked before serving!

Customization Ideas

You can easily customize this dish too – Here are some ideas if you’d like to switch things up!

Make it spicy!

You can add some fresh or dried chilies to this dish to give it a kick. You can also drizzle some spicy chili crisps, hot sauce, or chili oil too!

Add more veggies!

I love adding extra veggies. Healthier the better – after all, food is where we get nutrients for our body! Some tasty veggies to add include onions, snow peas, broccoli or carrots! The only thing you want to keep in mind is if you add them, the cooking time may change.

Mix up the sauces!

You can try changing up the sauces too if you’d like! You can try soy paste, light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sweet soy sauce for different flavors! There are also lots of store bought sauces you can try too.

Delicious Chicken Stir Fry Dishes!

By the way if you LOVE chicken stir fries like this one, definitely check out some of my most popular chicken stir fry recipes – here are some below!

Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken with Snow Peas

Chicken with Broccoli

Garlic Soy Sauce Chicken

Chicken with Zucchini

Or if you’re just in to Chinese Chicken recipes in general… check out my roundup of 10+ Delicious Chinese Chicken recipes here!

About Oyster Sauce

One of the ingredients I use is Oyster Sauce, so I thought I’d introduce it to you in case you’re not familiar with this sauce.

I get this question a lot – is Oyster sauce actually made with Oysters?

Short answer – yes! Oyster sauce is actually literally made by cooking oysters! It’s usually made from oyster extracts, sugar, salt and cornstarch. If you think that’s gross because you hate the taste of seafood, for some reason, the fishy seafood taste isn’t actually… noticeable. I legit grew up not realizing that oyster sauce even had seafood in it. The flavor of oyster sauce is sweet and savory.

However, if you are vegan or vegetarian, you are in luck! IMO they’re the best!

There are vegan / vegetarian oyster sauces – they are made with mushrooms instead of Oyster sauce. And this sauce is actually very tasty. I normally don’t prefer the vegetarian/vegan version of things that are normally not vegetarian/vegan, but I actually prefer the mushroom oyster sauce to the normal one!

On Amazon:

L.k.k Panda Brand Oyster Sauce

Lee Kum Kee Premium Oyster Flavored Sauce

Kikkoman Oyster Flavored Sauce

Vegetarian Mushroom Oyster Sauce (Vegan/Vegetarian – PREFERRED, the flavor is amazing!)

How to cook Chicken Stir Fry with Green Beans

First gather your ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken thigh, cut bite sized
  • Marinade:
    • 1 tsp cornstarch
    • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • 2 teaspoons sugar (or honey)
    • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (optional)
  • 3 garlic, crushed and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

With a knife, cut chicken in to bite size. In a mixing bowl, add the chicken marinade ingredients. Combine well and then set it aside to marinade for half hour. You can cut trim the green beans as you wait.

In a cooking pan or wok, add cooking oil, and let it heat up on medium high.

Add garlic and chicken along with all the marinade sauce, and stir fry for about 2 minutes or until chicken is slightly browned, and remove chicken and garlic from heat.

Add a little more cooking oil if your pan is too dry. Then, add green beans and stir fry for about a minute, and then add chicken broth or water, and cover with a lid for about 2 minutes.

Uncover and return chicken back in to pan and add oyster sauce, salt to taste, and stir fry everything for about another 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly and green beans is tender.

Remove from heat and serve!

Chicken with Green Beans Stir Fry

Chicken with Green Beans Stir Fry

This Chicken with Green Beans Stir Fry is a simple stir fry that we like to make! We marinade the chicken and then stir fry with green beans in a tasty sauce. I recommend serving with a bowl of white rice!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 1 lb boneless chicken thigh, cut bite sized
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (or honey)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (optional)

Stir Fry

  • 3 garlic, crushed and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce

Instructions

    1. With a knife, cut chicken in to bite size. In a mixing bowl, add the chicken marinade ingredients. Combine well and then set it aside to marinade for half hour. You can cut trim the green beans as you wait.
    2. In a cooking pan or wok, add cooking oil, and let it heat up on medium high. Add garlic and chicken along with all the marinade sauce, and stir fry for about 2 minutes or until chicken is slightly browned, and remove chicken and garlic from heat.
    3. Add a little more cooking oil if your pan is too dry. Then, add green beans and stir fry for about a minute, and then add chicken broth or water, and cover with a lid for about 2 minutes.
    4. Uncover and return chicken back in to pan and add oyster sauce, salt to taste, and stir fry everything for about another 2-3 minutes or until chicken is cooked thoroughly and green beans is tender.
    5. Remove from heat and serve!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 139mgSodium: 1597mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 31g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information. Keep in mind that if there is a marinade, often times not all the ingredients will be consumed.

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