Chinese stir-fry dishes are one of the easiest and tastiest dishes to make at home. It could be even faster than getting a delivery to your home. Prep is minimal and dinner comes together pretty fast. It normally takes 30 minutes or less depending on how fancy you want the stir-fry to be.
Stir frying is a technique where ingredients are fried in a small amount of very hot oil while being stirred in a wok. One of favorite stir-fry dishes is chicken with green beans. My husband and son tend to not care for plain green beans but if they like them if they’re stir fried.
I have been fortunate to have a garden this year where I’ve had a good crop of green beans. It just took me a few steps outside to get the key ingredient for this dish.
A wonderful thing about this dish is that the chicken is very tender and juicy, while the green beans and onions stay crisp and tender. In my opinion this home cooked version is better than what I get from restaurants. I serve this over cooked jasmine rice, and dinner is done in no time.
- 2 lbs chicken tender loin, thinly sliced across the grain into bite-size strips
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp sherry cooking wine
- 1 tbsp canola oil
- 1/4 tsp black ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- 2 1/2 cups green beans, cut into bias 3 inch long
- 3 large clove garlic, or 1 tbsp minced
- 1 cup yellow onion julienne, 1/4 inch wide
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
Mix chicken, cornstarch, wine, a tbsp of oil, salt, sugar, and black pepper in a baking dish. Set aside.
Heat a tbsp of oil in a large wok over medium heat. Add in green beans and cook for 5 minutes or until the green beans are crisp-tender. Remove the green beans from the wok and transfer it to a plate.
Add another tbsp of oil to the wok. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add in your marinated chicken to the wok. Spread out the chicken as much as you can.
Cook the chicken until it turns light golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the wok and set aside.
You may notice what I like to call “brown bits” on the wok. Make sure to get rid of these.
Add another tbsp. of oil to the wok. Add garlic to the wok and cook for 30 seconds. Add the julienne onion to the wok and then cook for a minute.
Add the green beans and chicken back to the wok, along with the fish sauce, soy sauce, and oyster sauce. Give it a good ol’ stir!
Cook for around 1-2 minutes or until all ingredients are warmed through. Remove from heat and taste for seasoning. I like to serve this over white or brown rice!
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