Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry Recipe

This Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry is a quick, healthy, and delicious meal perfect for any night of the week. Tender chicken pieces are stir-fried with fresh green beans and tossed in a savory sauce that’s packed with flavor. Serve it over rice or noodles for a complete and satisfying meal.


  • 1 lb (450g) chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece ginger, minced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds and sliced green onions for garnish (optional)


  1. Prepare the Chicken:
  • In a medium bowl, combine the thinly sliced chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  1. Prepare the Sauce:
  • In a small bowl, mix together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, cornstarch, and water until smooth. Set aside.
  1. Cook the Chicken:
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add the chicken slices and stir-fry until cooked through and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Stir-Fry the Vegetables:
  • In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the minced garlic and ginger, and stir-fry for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the sliced onion and red bell pepper (if using), and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften.
  • Add the green beans and continue to stir-fry for another 3-4 minutes until they are tender-crisp.
  1. Combine Chicken and Vegetables:
  • Return the cooked chicken to the skillet with the vegetables. Pour the sauce over the chicken and vegetables, stirring to coat everything evenly.
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken and coat the ingredients well.
  1. Finish and Serve:
  • Drizzle the sesame oil over the stir-fry and sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Serve the Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry over steamed rice or noodles. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions if desired.

Enjoy your homemade Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry!

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