Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Stir Fry Chicken with Blistered Green Beans #FarmersMarketWeek

This quick and easy stir fry is chock full of vegetables that complement each other. Green Beans and Tomatoes grow together and go together perfectly.  Both are in season and abundant right now, take advantage of it.

Stir Fry Chicken with Blistered Green Beans

Today is Day 2 of Farmer's Market Week.......
Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures  invited the Festive Foodies to join them in this fun adventure.  

There is nothing better, in my opinion, than fresh vegetables picked in the wee hours of the morning, bought in the early morning and cooked up and served when you get home.  Green Bean and Tomato season is fast approaching in Michigan and I couldn't be happier.  

green beans

This recipe starts with farm fresh green beans that are blistered in hot oil and then drained on paper towel and seasoned with salt before being incorporated back into the stir fry.  The biggest challenge for me is not eating them all while I am cooking the other ingredients.  My fingers seem to have a mind of their own and keep reaching for them and popping them into my mouth.  I'm pathetic when it comes to will power.

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Stir Fry Chicken with Blistered Green Beans

This meal goes from stove to table in just half an hour making it perfect for those days when you've been running around and come home starving.  

Entrees, Stir Fry, Chicken, Green Beans, Tomato, Chinese
Entrees, Chicken
Yield: 3 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Stir Fry Chicken with Blistered Green Beans

Stir Fry Chicken with Blistered Green Beans

This quick and easy stir fry is chock full of vegetables that complement each other. Green Beans and Tomatoes grow together and go together perfectly.
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 20 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1/2 c. dry white wine
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1 T. cornstarch
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 2 t. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 t. chili garlic sauce
  • 4 T. peanut oil, divided
  • 8 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut in half
  • salt to taste
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast meat, cut in bite size pieces
  • 1 c. halved grape tomatoes
  • 2 t. ginger paste
  • sesame seeds for garnish, if desired


  1. Whisk together the chicken broth, wine, soy sauce, corn starch, sugar, sesame oil and chili sauce.  Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 Tablespoons of the peanut oil in a wok over med high heat.  Add the green beans and cook, tossing occasionally, until the beans begin to blister.  This should take about 5 minutes or so.  Remove blistered beans to a paper towel lined plate and season with salt.
  3. Add remaining peanut oil to the wok.  When heated, add the chicken and stir fry until no longer pink, about 5 minutes or so. Transfer to plate with beans and wipe any remaining liquid from the wok.  
  4. Return the wok to the heat.  Add the tomatoes and ginger.  Stir fry for about half a minute, until ginger is fragrant and tomatoes are heated.  Stir in reserved broth mixture and cook until slightly thickened.  Return the chicken and beans to the wok and continue to stir fry until the sauce is thickened and coating the chicken and vegetables.  
  5. Remove to a serving bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.
  6. Serve with steamed brown rice.


Adapted from a recipe found in Cuisine at Home, Issue #141

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  1. I just love what fresh green beans do on the grill and this recipe paired with my favorite flavors look amazing!

  2. Such a fantastic, easy weeknight stir fry dinner! I love this preparation of green beans so they retain their texture and don't get so mushy!

  3. We made this tonight, Wendy. We had some leftover shrimp, so we used that instead of chicken. I cannot wait to try it with chicken, though. It was so good!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it Terri. Thanks for letting me know.

  4. This is a great and easy weeknight meal! Simply delicious!

  5. I love the method you use to blister the green bean before adding it to the stir fry- yum!


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