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Skinny Chinese Green Beans

Skinny Chinese Green Beans

Skinny Chinese Green Beans just like you love from the Chinese buffet with a spicy garlic sauce but without the frying or excess oil.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 67 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic paste
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced, green part only
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. To a wok with a lid (or a steaming pot with a lid) add the green beans and 1 cup water on high heat.
  2. Steam for 3-4 minutes, then drain any remaining water and set green beans aside.
  3. Add the canola oil and heat on medium-high heat.
  4. Add the green beans and stir fry them for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add in the garlic, green onions, chili-garlic paste and stir to combine.
  6. Cook the garlic mixture for 30 seconds to a minute then add in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, water and chili flakes.
  7. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes or until most of the liquids are completely cooked off.
  8. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Chinese Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 /4 recipe)
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value*
Fat 3.6g6%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Sodium 852mg36%
Carbohydrates 6.5g2%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 3.5g4%
Protein 1.6g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.