This makes for a delicious meal paired with your favorite side, such as rice or noodles. It comes together quickly and is perfect for any weeknight meal.
4oz (1/2 cup) soy sauce
4oz (1/2 cup) chicken stock
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
2 garlic cloves, grated or minced finely
1-2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 tsp xantham gum, used for thickening. Can substitute corn starch or other thickener you prefer, may have to increase the amount depending on what you use
2 tablespoons olive oil, separated
16oz (1lb) fresh green beans, ends trimmed and cut in half
16oz (1lb) boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1 inch pieces, sprinkled with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and ginger powder to taste
1 large yellow onion, sliced
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, optional
side of your choice, white rice, brown rice, cauliflower rice, or rice noodles
- Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Put aside while completing the remaining steps.
- Preheat large skillet over medium-high heat with a tablespoon of olive oil. When heated, oil should be shimmering, add in the cut green beans. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or when green beans are bright green, but still crisp. Remove from skillet and put in a large bowl.
- In the same pan, add in the sliced onions, again, cooking over medium-high heat, until onions are soft and turning golden brown, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from skillet and put in large bowl with the green beans.
- In the now empty skillet, add in another tablespoon of olive oil, and when heated, add in the cut up chicken pieces. Allow chicken to cook for 3-4 minutes without stirring, allowing the chicken to get golden brown. After 4 minutes, stir chicken to finish cooking. Once cooked, add into large bowl with green beans and onions.
- In the empty skillet, take the sauce mixed together in step one, stir one final time, and then pour into hot skillet. Scrape all the bits off the bottom of the skillet and continue stirring sauce until it starts to thicken, about 2-3 minutes. Once thickened, pour the ingredients in the bowl back into the skillet, tossing together to coat with now thickened sauce.
- Add sesame seeds to top of entire dish, or individually on each plate when serving. Serve with favorite side. I chose white rice.