Quick Thai String Beans and Chicken Recipe

Quick Thai String Beans and Chicken Recipe: healthier, quick and easy recipe bursting with Thai flavors. It can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.  Also learn to make homemade Thai paste Thai String Beans Chicken Recipe

Finally, it’s Friday and I’m so ready to curl up on the sofa and eat large bowls of this Quick Thai String Beans and Chicken with steamed rice.

Although, we shouldn’t be complaining as this week was such a breeze due to a long weekend (holiday on Monday and Tuesday).

But I guess all that long weekend partying, food and lack of sleep are making me so tired and restless.

So, we are planning to keep the coming weekend really relaxed…..maybe watch a new movie or stroll through our favorite farmers market…

Whatever we end up doing, the food is going to be really simple yet comforting.


Infact, the whole long weekend, we had so much of BBQ meat/drinks and dessert that we have been mostly eating cold soup or sandwiches for past 3 days now.

So, I’m going to surprise ‘D’ with his favorite Thai String Beans and Chicken, seriously, I feel I’ve fed him too many sandwiches this week ;).

And as we both love Thai food, this is a perfect combination of taste+ease.

It has crunchy beans, juicy chicken with Thai flavors and I’m also adding some dry roasted peanuts for that buttery taste – Total #nomnomnom !

Quick Thai String Bean and Chicken Recipe

The recipe is really simple but you do have to follow a few tips/tricks to make it even more flavorful.

How to Make Thai String Beans & Chicken:

1. Use Thin Green Beans – the thinner, the crunchier and takes less time to cook.


2. Cut the Chicken Really Thin – so that it cooks quickly and evenly.


3. Cook the Chicken First and Then the Beans in Chicken Fat/Oil – this gives maximum flavor.

Quick Thai String Bean Chicken Recipe

4. Always Cook Thai food in Deep Pans/Wok – for even and quick cooking.


5. Use Homemade Curry Paste – the most important.


That’s it, these are the 5 Quick Tips for the perfect Quick Thai String Beans and Chicken.

And you can pair it with any choice of side or just have it as is.



Go ahead and make this crunchy recipe and treat your loved ones to this deliciousness.

I’ll see you with a fun and delicious recipe on Monday. Till then ~ Have a Great Weekend!



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Quick Thai String Beans and Chicken Recipe


Quick Thai String Beans and Chicken Recipe: healthier, quick and easy recipe bursting with Thai flavors. It can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days.  Also learn to make homemade Thai paste

Prep Time 3 minutes
Active Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 Chicken Breast - cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 lb Green Beans - trimmed
  • 2 Kefir Leaves - optional
  • 2 Tbsp Roasted Peanuts - optional
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Seed Oil - for frying?
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Seeds - for decoration

Thai Curry Paste: (you may use store bought paste too)

  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • ½ Inch Thai Ginger - you may use regular ginger too
  • 2 Thai Chilies - you may use 1/2 tsp chili paste
  • 1 Cube of Frozen Basil - or use 3-4 fresh Thai Basil
  • ½ Tsp Palm Sugar - you may use Honey or Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Soy Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


! Make Thai Curry Paste

  1. Take Morter Pestle and add the 'Thai Curry Paste' ingredients in it.
  2. Crush to form a rough paste.

! Make Quick Thai String Bean and Chicken Recipe

  1. In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the 2 Kefir leaves and saute for 10 seconds. (Remove the leaves then - it's only used for flavoring).
  3. Add 1 Tsp of the Thai Curry Paste and saute for 1/2 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Now add the chicken strips and saute for a minute over high heat.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked.
  6. Remove the cooked chicken.
  7. Add the green beans and saute for 2 minutes (lightly cooked).
  8. Now, add the remaining Thai curry paste and saute for another minute over medium heat.
  9. Add the cooked chicken, peanuts and stir everything evenly.
  10. Saute cook for 2 more minutes and then turn off the heat.
  11. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 5gSugar: 12gProtein: 35g

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20 Replies to "Quick Thai String Beans and Chicken Recipe"

  • Gina April 4, 2019 (5:25 pm)

    This looks delicious! I would love to try it with added almonds😍

  • Swathi July 10, 2017 (11:19 pm)

    Delicious filling dish that too with chicken and string beans those seasme seeds is calling my name. I need a bowl of rice to finish this one.

  • Maren July 10, 2017 (1:57 pm)

    I love all things Thai! It is so great that you gave a recipe for home made curry paste here. I always use the one from the store but I”m going to try making my own now based on your recipe. Thank you!

  • Amy July 10, 2017 (12:09 pm)

    This sounds like the perfect lunch! I’m glad you mentioned using the skinny string beans though because I don’t typically go for those!

  • Rachel July 10, 2017 (11:13 am)

    I love anything Thai and this sure does fit the bill. I love how easy it is to prepare and your lovely combination of ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  • Whitney @WhittyPaleo July 10, 2017 (12:05 am)

    Your photos are gorgeous, that chicken looks divine! I’m still in need of a really good, certified wok though, do you have any suggestions?

  • Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy July 9, 2017 (6:10 pm)

    This looks like a nice light summer meal. The spices sound full of flavour, and we happen to love Thai food. I love when easy is so delicious.

  • Noel Lizotte July 9, 2017 (5:52 pm)

    This looks delicious! And it seems completely do-able for a weeknight supper.

  • Adriana Lopez Martn July 9, 2017 (5:06 am)

    Yoru photography and styling is just superb. Love how the colors pop and that plate is beautiful. I am a fan of lovely props so this one I would consider one of my favs. The food lovely of course too.

  • Veena Azmanov July 7, 2017 (7:51 pm)

    This sounds like a great simple and quick recipe. Love the color on the chicken Molly and adds such a lovely contrast to the bright green beans. Yum…!

    • Molly Kumar July 8, 2017 (7:19 am)

      Thanks Veena, it’s a very easy yet delicious recipe 🙂

  • Catherine July 7, 2017 (4:22 pm)

    Dear Molly, this looks so good! Love how easy it is too…a perfect dish for the weekend after the long week.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh July 7, 2017 (4:11 pm)

    I love Asian inspired dishes! Asian food pack s a lot of punch with usually not much cooking time. I really love how fresh this looks, perfect for an outdoor summer dinner on the patio.

  • Tina Dawson July 7, 2017 (2:15 pm)

    You’re complaining about having eaten soups and salads all week – well, I’ve been eating just rice, sambar and microwave papad! All week! Ugh! I’m going to try this Thai paste this weekend!

    • Molly Kumar July 8, 2017 (6:27 am)

      Hahahha, rice+sambhar sounds delish 😉

  • Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife July 7, 2017 (1:58 pm)

    This looks like such a delicious and healthy meal, especially after all of the holiday BBQ indulging we did this week, too! I love your cooking tips – so helpful. Thanks!

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