Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry (Whole30 Paleo) – chicken and fresh green beans are stir fried with a savory homemade stir fry sauce in this delicious family favorite! Sugar free,  gluten free and perfect for Whole30/Keto plans.

Stir fry is a staple in our dinner rotation. It’s a meal that everyone loves, is full of nutrition, and can be changed up a thousand ways. I’m always looking for more stir fry variations to add to my repertoire and sometimes it’s the simplest combinations that are best!

This Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry has been a winner with my family lately. The ingredients are basic, but the flavor is absolutely amazing and rivals any Chinese takeout. Serve it over your choice of rice – white rice or cauliflower rice for Whole30/Keto plans (try this quick Instant Pot rice!)

How to Make Stir Fry Sauce

Typically, you’ll find soy sauce as the base of any good stir fry sauce. However, over the years (and several rounds of Whole30), I determined that I have a sensitivity to soy and had to eliminate it in my diet. Lucky for me, there exists a perfect soy free substitute – coconut aminos! Made from the sap of the coconut flower, coconut aminos have a rich, salty flavor very similar to soy sauce that pairs perfectly with asian style dishes and sauces. It’s also lower in sodium than soy sauce making it a great healthy alternative.

To make this easy stir fry sauce, simply combine the coconut aminos with chicken broth, rice vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, and arrowroot starch (If you’re unfamiliar with arrowroot starch, it’s a Paleo/Whole30 substitute for cornstarch and can be used for thickening sauces, among other things.) Shake/whisk it up and pour over your stir fried chicken and green beans. The sauce will thicken slightly as it cooks.

Easy Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry Recipe

Begin by preparing the stir fry sauce. Set it aside and cut the chicken into bite sized chunks (I am obsessed with the chicken I get from Butcherbox!) Cook the chicken in a large skillet. Set the chicken aside and saute the green beans in the same skillet. Next, combine the chicken, green beans, and stir fry sauce all together. Bring the mixture to a low simmer and cook until the sauce begins thicken. Serve it up on its own, or over rice/cauliflower rice.

Variations on Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry

Clean out the veggie drawer and add to the mix! Sliced mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, and carrots are excellent additions.

If you like a sweeter stir fry sauce, add a teaspoon or two of honey (not Whole30/Keto).

Chicken thighs or sliced pork loin can be substituted for the chicken breast.

Garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.

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chicken green bean stir fry

Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry (Whole30 Paleo)

Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry (Whole30 Paleo) - chicken and fresh green beans are stir fried with a savory homemade stir fry sauce in this delicious family favorite! Sugar free,  gluten free and perfect for Whole30/Keto plans.

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, chopped
  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the Stir Fry Sauce

Instructions

  • To make the stir fry sauce, add all ingredients to a small mason jar and shake until combined. Or whisk together and set aside.
  • Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the green beans to the pan and cook until just tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and stir fry sauce to the pan. Reduce heat and continue stirring until sauce is bubbly and thickened, about 2-3 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 97mg, Sodium: 872mg, Potassium: 733mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 568IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 39mg, Iron: 1mg

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