Sichuan Chicken with Green Beans

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Sichuan Chicken with Green Beans
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
827
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! 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
40%
Sugar
15g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
89mg
30%
Protein
37g
75%
Carbs
112g
37%
Vitamin A
646µg
72%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
5.9%
Vitamin B6
1mg
58%
Vitamin C
38mg
64%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
45µg
56%
Calcium
180mg
18%
Fiber
10g
39%
Folate (food)
127µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
127µg
32%
Iron
5mg
30%
Magnesium
151mg
38%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
69%
Phosphorus
467mg
67%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
1262mg
36%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
35.6%
Sodium
1175mg
49%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
31%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
26%

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