Sichuan Chicken with Green Beans

Sichuan Chicken with Green Beans
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Sichuan Chicken with Green Beans
Hope Comerford

Sichuan Chicken with Green Beans

This recipe is super easy. You can prep everything in advance. The night before, I washed the green beans, snapped the ends off, and bagged them. I also had the chicken and vegetables ready and once I cooked them for a few minutes in the skillet, I put them in the Crock-Pot with the broth and other spices. In the morning I just took it out of the refrigerator and plugged in the slow cooker! When I got home, I started the rice and added the green beans and remaining spices to the slow cooker while my rice cooked. 

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2
Servings
1203
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 Pound boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, sliced into thin wedges
  • 2 carrots, sliced into matchsticks
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Cup rice
  • 1 Pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons sesame seeds

Directions

Heat the sesame oil in a skillet. Add the chicken, onion, carrots, ginger, and garlic powder to the oil. Cook for a few minutes, just allowing the flavors to mix together and the chicken to barely cook. Transfer to the slow cooker, and add the chicken broth, soy sauce, dry sherry, and red pepper flakes. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

When ready to serve, start your rice. Add the green beans, salt, pepper, and sesame seeds to the slow cooker. Stir and allow the green beans to steam in the slow cooker until the rice is ready. Serve over rice. Enjoy! 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
55g
79%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
21g
88%
Cholesterol
237mg
79%
Carbohydrate, by difference
95g
73%
Protein
79g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
6µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
104mg
10%
Choline, total
99mg
23%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
44µg
11%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
217mg
68%
Manganese, Mn
5mg
100%
Niacin
29mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
1002mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
46µg
84%
Sodium, Na
1079mg
72%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
336g
12%
Zinc, Zn
12mg
100%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.