Chili Garlic Green Beans

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Last Updated on September 14, 2022

Chili garlic green beans are a simple and delicious side dish packed with flavor, heat and the perfect crunch.

Chili Garlic Green Beans

This side dish was inspired by the famous spicy green beans at P.F Chang’s. If you’re not familiar, they make the best spicy green beans that are cooked in a red chili sauce and are SO GOOD.

This homemade version is so easy to whip up, and a delicious way to eat more greens during the week.

chili garlic green beans

The green beans are lightly pan-fried then tossed in a spicy chili sauce. They’re garnished with green onions, sesame seeds and slivered almonds for an added crunch.

What you’ll need to make spicy green beans

This recipe comes together in under 30 minutes, and is such a flavorful side dish to serve with dinner during the week. Here’s what you’ll need

  • Green beans, washed and trimmed
  • Coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
  • Chili garlic sauce
  • Grated garlic and ginger
  • Maple syrup
  • Sesame oil
  • Green onions
  • Slivered almonds
  • Sesame seeds

The sauce is slightly sweet with a kick of spice and can be used for so many different things!

spicy green beans

Whether you’re trying to get your family to eat more veggies, or are just looking for a simple side dish you can easily prepare, these green beans will be your new favorite recipe.

You can tag me on Instagram if you try them!

chili garlic green beans

What to serve with your chili garlic green beans:

Maple Sriracha Salmon Bites

Firecracker Tofu

Harissa Sesame Salmon Patties

Za’atar Salmon Skewers with Turmeric Rice

Chili Garlic Green Beans

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Course: Gluten-Free, Side Dishes


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  • 16 oz 16 green beans

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 1/2 tbsp 1 1/2 chili garlic sauce

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, crushed

  • 1 tsp 1 grated ginger

  • 1 tsp 1 maple syrup

  • 1 tsp 1 sesame oil

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 red pepper flakes

  • Pinch salt

  • 2 2 scallions, chopped

  • Sesame seeds, to garnish

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 slivered almonds


  • Wash and trim the ends of the green beans. Dry them well
  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat, then add in the olive oil. Add in the green beans with a pinch of salt and cook them for about 8-10 minutes on medium heat, stirring every couple of minutes. They should begin to brown.
  • While they cook, prepare the sauce by whisking together the coconut aminos, maple syrup, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger.
  • After about 10 minutes, add the sauce into the pan and toss together. Finish cooking the green beans in the sauce on medium/low heat for another 10-12 minutes. Adjust salt to your liking.
  • Mix in the slivered almonds, scallions and sesame seeds and serve warm with your favorite entree.

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One Comment

  1. Hi! What kind of chili garlic sauce do you use?

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