These savory, piquant Chinese Spicy Green Beans are super simple to make and packed with HUGE flavor! They’re the perfect, tasty side dish for your Asian-inspired meals. These delicious spicy green beans are low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free and vegan!
Our family LOVES these delicious Chinese Spicy Green Beans. They are soo easy to make at home. You will love this healthy and addictive yummy recipe.
Have you tried Spicy Green Beans at PF Chang’s or Wok n Fire restaurants? These beans are usually listed under side dishes but we have been ordering them as an appetizer. And two orders ( we just love them). They finish in no time. But lately with mindful eating practice and allergy restrictions, our dinner outings and take outs have substantially reduced. But I really miss those spicy green beans !!
So I prefer to cook these simple dishes at home often. I don’t personally know anyone working in these restaurants so I WON’T call it copycat recipes. But the flavor combinations that I am making does come super close to what we loved there.
Not only do you know what you are putting into these recipes when you make it at home, but you also save lots of unnecessary calories. Ingredients and quality you can trust and money savings add up too !!
This recipe is pretty simple and easy to make at home. On your next grocery trip, don’t forget to pick up some green beans . Whip up the sauce and your tasty side dish is ready!! Quick, healthy and yummy !!
I am using “Haricot Vert” or French green beans for this recipe. These beans look delicate and have tender texture. But regular green beans also work perfectly . Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!
Chinese Spicy Green Beans would make a great side for Super delicious Asian Vegetable Schezwan Rice. This is one easy rice dish to put together and one of our most liked recipe on the blog. You can also pair it with Stir Fry Rice Noodles. Both these dishes are gluten free and healthy. They also make a perfect weeknight quick dinner more interesting and exotic.
Special sauces that make these Chinese Spicy Green Beans so delicious include-
Liquid Coconut Aminos : I prefer Coconut Aminos over regular soy sauce. It’s a soy- and gluten-free way to add pleasant savory flavor to dishes. It has less sodium than soy sauce. It also contains 17 amino acids and is rich in B-vitamins. A perfect choice for people with allergies or food sensitivities.
Rice Vinegar: Adds a unique flavor to Asian inspired dishes. It is a mellow vinegar with tiny hint of a sweet flavor. You can find it locally in most grocery stores in the Asian food aisle as well as on Amazon. Keep a bottle on hand, it has a wonderful flavor.
1 pound French green beans-trimmed and ends cut
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons liquid coconut aminos
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon Raw Sugar
1 teaspoon chili sauce
1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes ( Optional-adjust per spice level)
1 tablespoon corn starch or rice flour
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish
Salt -adjust per taste
In a large, heavy pan or wok , warm the oil. When oil feels hot, add green beans and toss well. Cover and let them cook for about 3-4 minutes. Remove cover and stir well – green beans start to soften.
In the meantime, whisk together corn starch or rice flour, liquid coconut amino, chili sauce, raw sugar and black pepper to make a tangy sauce.
Add minced garlic to the pan /wok, stir frequently to prevent burning. Add rice vinegar and deglaze the pan/ wok by scraping the bottom. Add the sauce and mix well. The rice flour thickens quickly so keep stirring frequently. When green beans are as soft as you’d like them ( about 4 minutes) turn off the heat. Remove from pan.
Let’s not forget those remaining bits of burnt garlic at the bottom of the pan. They are super flavorful, crunchy and bit burnt. Do add them while serving for a huge explosion of flavor! Garnish the beans with sesame seeds, serve and enjoy!
- 1 pound French green beans, trimmed and ends cut
- 4 cloves of garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon chili sauce
- 3 tablespoons liquid coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Raw Sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes, Optional-adjust per spice level
- 1 tablespoon corn starch or rice flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds for garnish
- Salt -adjust per taste
- In a large, heavy pan or wok , warm the oil. When oil feels hot, add green beans and toss well. Cover and let them cook for about 3-4 minutes. Remove cover and stir well - green beans start to soften.
- In the meantime, whisk together corn starch or rice flour, liquid coconut amino, chili sauce, raw sugar and black pepper to make a tangy sauce.
- Add minced garlic to the pan /wok, stir frequently to prevent burning. Add rice vinegar and deglaze the pan/ wok by scraping the bottom. Add the sauce and mix well. The rice flour thickens quickly so keep stirring frequently. When green beans are as soft as you'd like them ( about 4 minutes) turn off the heat. Remove from pan.
- Scoop up the remaining bits of garlic at the bottom of the pan when serving- it packs a huge explosion of flavor! Garnish the beans with sesame seeds, serve and enjoy!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g
Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.
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