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Chinese Chicken

Chinese Chicken


For years, my husband has cooking this amazing dish of Chinese chicken and green beans and let me tell you that the name does not do it justice.  Chicken and green beans sounds so plain and ordinary but this dish is none of that!  This recipe comes from Chinese Grandma and it has never failed us once!  We (my husband) have been cooking this dish for years and absolutely love it. The techniques are straight from a Chinese Kitchen and have helped us master our Asian cooking technique.   Once you try this amazing dish I am sure you will be hooked!


Chinese Chicken

January 20, 2018
: 4-6
: 20 min
: 20 min
: easy-medium


  • This is what the Chinese Chicken recipe uses:
  • Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/4 pounds green beans (I buy 1 bag at the store)
  • Cooking oil (I use vegetable oil)
  • Marinade
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sherry (I sometimes use balsamic vinegar if I don't have Sherry on hand)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar or rice vinegar will work)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry (or balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Step 1 Here is how the Chinese Kitchen says to prepare it:
  • Step 2 ​Take ​the ​end​s​ off ​ of the ​green beans and wash.
  • Step 3 Dice chicken into bite-sized pieces (approx 1/2-inch cubes). Place diced chicken in bowl.
  • Step 4 Add marinade ingredients to chicken – soy sauce, sherry, garlic (chopped or pressed through garlic press). Stir well to distribute marinade​ and then refrigerate.​
  • Step 5 Prepare stir fry sauce (note: you can double the stir fry sauce if you prefer a saucier stir fry). Add brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, sherry and garlic in small bowl. You can also add fresh ginger if you have it.
  • Step 6 Add ​your ​cornstarch and stir well, pressing out any lumps until sauce has a consistent milky brown color.
  • Step 7 Heat two tablespoons of oil in an large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Step 8 Add green beans. If green beans don’t fit in one batch, cook half at a time. ​You will hear lots of sizzling here. ​Use long tongs to turn beans over while cooking so that they do not burn.
  • Step 9 Do not overcook, as beans will go back in the pan briefly later.
  • Step 10 Remove beans from pan.
  • Step 11 Add two more tablespoons of oil to pan. Add chicken and stir to separate pieces and cook fully.
  • Step 12 When chicken is cooked, add prepared stir fry sauce and mix it in well. Sauce will quickly turn from milky light brown to glossy dark brown as it cooks.
  • Step 13 Add string beans and stir to combine.
  • Step 14 Remove chicken and string beans to serving dish.
  • Step 15 Serve over rice.

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