What I love about this Asian Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry is that it’s easy to prepare and it uses super minimal ingredients! The coconut aminos, honey, and ginger that the chicken and green beans cook in add such an amazing flavor to this dish.
Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry
If you’re craving a comforting and flavorful dinner that’s ready in under 30 minutes, look no further than this Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry. This Chinese Chicken and Green Bean dish, which I first shared in 2018, has remained a favorite staple in my house ever since.
Ground chicken and crisp green beans are perfectly seasoned with coconut aminos and stir-fried to perfection. It’s an unbeatable combination of convenience and taste that will leave you satisfied and coming back for more.
Coconut aminos are an amazing alternative to soy sauce, which is made from coconut sap. I’ve tried theCoconut Secretbrand of coconut aminos, which is on the sweeter side, and the Trader Joe’s brand which has a more tangy taste. Both brands are absolutely delicious!
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Ingredients for Asian Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry
Ground Chicken – Ground chicken is the preferred choice for this Asian-inspired recipe, especially for individuals with GERD, as its lean and tender texture ensures easy digestion while delivering all the delicious flavors of the dish.
Green Beans – I highly recommend using fresh green beans (not canned) for a delicious result!
Chicken Broth –The addition of chicken broth enriches the sauce, infusing the ground chicken Asian recipe with that yummy Chinese take-out flavor that is so dang craveable.
Coconut Aminos –Coconut aminos serve as a healthier and gluten-free alternative to soy sauce, imparting a delightful umami flavor to the dish.
Raw Honey – To add a touch of sweetness and offset the savoriness of the stir-fry.
Sesame Oil – Adds a rich nuttiness to the ground turkey.
Arrowroot Powder –Arrowroot powder is used as a natural thickening agent in the sauce, creating a silky and luscious texture without the need for gluten, making it a great choice for those with dietary restrictions or sensitivities.
Ginger –The addition of ginger adds a zesty kick to the dish, while its natural anti-inflammatory properties make it a soothing and beneficial ingredient for individuals with GERD.
Tips For Making Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry
I highly recommend using fresh green beans (not canned) for a delicious result! If you aren’t able to use fresh, frozen works fine as well.
Swap out the ground chicken for tofu for a vegetarian option.
Omit the minced ginger if that isn’t your thing.
Add water chestnuts, mushrooms, or any other veggies you are in the mood for!
The raw honey in this recipe is totally optional and can be omitted to reduce the sugar content.
I love cooking in a cast iron skillet! This recipe is especially delish cooked up in my favorite Saute Fry Pan.
How to Make Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry
First, in a small bowl, combine coconut aminos, raw honey, and 1/4 cup of the chicken broth until well mixed, and then set it aside.
Next, heat a pan over medium heat and add sesame oil and minced ginger, sautéing for 1-2 minutes while stirring frequently.
Now, add the ground chicken to the pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes.
Afterward, incorporate the coconut aminos and raw honey mixture, along with the green beans, into the pan. Cover the pan and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the green beans are tender, which usually takes around 15-20 minutes.
Finally, mix the arrowroot powder with 2 tbsp of the broth until it forms a smooth mixture and add it to the pan. Allow the remaining liquid to thicken for about a minute before removing the pan from the heat.
This stir-fry recipe is perfect for a lunch or dinner dish and tastes amazing by itself or with a side of jasmine rice. However you have yours, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family and I do!
Should You Boil Green Beans Before Sauteing Them?
No, you should not boil green beans before sautéing them. Sautéing green beans directly in the pan allows them to retain their natural crispness and flavor, while boiling may result in overcooking and a loss of texture.
How to Store Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry
To store Asian Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry, first, let the dish cool to room temperature. When cool transfer the stir fry into an airtight container, ensuring all the ingredients are well covered.
Finally, place the container in the refrigerator, where it can be safely stored for up to 3-4 days. Reheating it on the stovetop or microwave before serving will help to retain its flavors and textures.