Weeknight dinner? Done. This spicy garlic chicken and green beans is quick to throw together and goes great over a bed of jasmine rice! One of my favorite 30 minute meals EVER. Don’t like spice? Just leave that out and you’re left with an amazing garlic chicken that you are going to want to add to the weekly rotation.
Spicy Garlic Chicken and Green Beans
OMGosh you guys. It was over 70 today. Over SEVENTY.DEGREES. And sunny! This is Washington and this is still March, so this is like – a BIG deal.
In fact, it has been a beyond amazing week all week long, which means that I’ve gotten little-to-nothing nonessential done on this computer, and lots of hanging out outside, working on the chicken yard, chasing the kids around the yard, and getting the windows open to let some of that breeze in here.
Soon we’ll be busy firing up the grill a few times a week for some summer grub, but until then I’m sticking to some quick and easy dinners that I can get on the table quickly, and that I know the majority of the kids will eat.
- 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cubed
- pieces assorted vegetables cut into bite-sized
- 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil or other high-smoke-point oil
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 4 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
- 1 teaspoon sriracha
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 11/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- Mix together all of the sauce ingredients and set aside.
- Heat a wok over high heat with a small amount of oil inside. Quickly stir-fry the chicken in small batches (don't crowd the wok!) until it is no longer pink on the outside. Remove from wok and set aside.
- Reheat wok with a bit more oil. Stir-fry the vegetables in batches until bright and crisp, yet partially cooked. About 3 minutes.
- Add chicken back into the pan, and pour the sauce mixture over the top. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thickened.
*Amount of sauce pictured represents triple the amount of sauce here. To get similar results, please triple the sauce recipe.
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