Chicken Stir-Fry with Green Beans & Tomatoes

by Auntie M
Chicken Stir-Fry with Green Beans & Tomatoes

Our veggie garden surprised us with a plethora of green beans last week so I went in search of an interesting recipe. I finally found this one on Cuisine at Home magazine's website (click here to see this recipe on Cuisine at Home.) I made a few adjustments by adding bits of things I had in the fridge (a few left-over grilled potato and andouille sausage slices...which worked surprisingly well in this Asian recipe). The sauce is fantastic and very'll want to serve with rice to be sure to soak up all the deliciousness.


Makes: 2 Servings
Time: 30 minutes




WHISK (or shake well in a jar):

  • ½ cup each low-sodium chicken broth and dry sherry
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. each sugar and toasted sesame oil
  • 1–2 tsp. chili garlic sauce (I used finely minced garlic & hot red pepper flakes)



  • 5 Tbsp. peanut oil, divided (I used canola)
  • 8 oz. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut on a bias
  • Salt to taste
  • 12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces and patted dry
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
  • Sesame seeds
  • Cooked white rice (I used Jasmine Brown Rice)




Whisk together (or shake in a jar) broth, sherry, soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, sesame oil, and chili garlic sauce.




2 Tbsp. peanut oil in a wok or cast-iron skillet over medium-high until shimmering. Add beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until beans begin to blister, 4–5 minutes. Transfer beans to a paper-towel-lined plate; season with salt.


Add remaining 3 Tbsp. oil to wok; heat until shimmering over medium-high. Add chicken and stir-fry until cooked through, 3–4 minutes; transfer to plate with beans. Discard oil from wok.


Add tomatoes and ginger to wok, and stir-fry until heated through, 30 seconds. Stir in broth mixture; simmer until thickened 1–2 minutes, then toss in chicken and beans. Top stir-fry with sesame seeds and serve with rice

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