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Chinese Garlic Green Beans Recipe

This Chinese Garlic Green Beans Recipe is packed with sweet, salty, and savory flavor! The green beans are flash-fried so they're slightly caramelized, crisp, and golden outside but soft and tender inside.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 141kcal



  • Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add all ingredients except the sesame seeds, and stir.
    ingredients in skillet ready to cook
  • Cover the skillet and cook until the beans are almost tender, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Uncover the skillet and continue cooking until the liquid has evaporated off and the beans are caramelized in spots, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle the sesame seeds on top.


  • Use chicken stock instead of water to bump up the flavor in this recipe.
  • To make this dish vegan, use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.
  • For the low carb version, use 1/2 tablespoon of keto friendly sweetener instead of honey, such as monk fruit/allulose blend.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 303mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 820IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg