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
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 !
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.
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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Other Thai Recipes:
- 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
- Take Morter Pestle and add the 'Thai Curry Paste' ingredients in it.
- Crush to form a rough paste.
! Make Quick Thai String Bean and Chicken Recipe
- In a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Add the 2 Kefir leaves and saute for 10 seconds. (Remove the leaves then - it's only used for flavoring).
- Add 1 Tsp of the Thai Curry Paste and saute for 1/2 minute or until fragrant.
- Now add the chicken strips and saute for a minute over high heat.
- Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking the chicken for 4 to 5 minutes or until cooked.
- Remove the cooked chicken.
- Add the green beans and saute for 2 minutes (lightly cooked).
- Now, add the remaining Thai curry paste and saute for another minute over medium heat.
- Add the cooked chicken, peanuts and stir everything evenly.
- Saute cook for 2 more minutes and then turn off the heat.
- Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 5gSugar: 12gProtein: 35g