{My Recipes} Mongolian Chicken with Green Beans

I found a similar recipe online then tweaked it for myself and added some fresh green beans. It was so good, it was quadling approved! Plus, I'd had Mongolian beef at PF Chang's a couple days before and this really tasted just as yummy—not too shabby considering it was my first time to make a dish like this!

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
1/2 lb. fresh green beans, washed & trimmed
2 cups brown rice, cooked
1/2 c. soy sauce
1/2 c. water
1/3 c. brown sugar
2-3 tsp. ground ginger
2 cloves of minced garlic
1-2 tbsp. vegetable or olive oil
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 tbsp. water
I was short on time so I used shredded rotisserie chicken (about two cups worth) instead and it really cut down on prep work. You just add the chicken when the sauce and green beans are done. If you're using uncooked chicken breasts, slice them thin and cook over medium low heat with a little olive oil in a large saute pan. Chop green beans into thirds and steam well until soft.

While the chicken cooks, mix ginger, garlic and 1 tbsp. oil for about a minute over medium high heat in a smaller saute pan. Then add brown sugar, water and soy sauce and bring to a boil then remove from heat. In a separate bowl, whisk together corn starch and 1 tbsp. water then add to sauce mixture. Stir thoroughly then combine with cooked chicken and add green beans. Serve over rice.

This recipe is really versatile—you could use broccoli instead of fresh green beans and add water chestnuts or use steamed white rice instead of brown. Whatever's your favorite! It took about 20 minutes to get the dinner together so it's a great quick fix when you have all the ingredients handy.

Happy eating!
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  1. While we are not big oriental food fans, doubt that we would try this, but am going to try the Brown Butter Ravioli that appeared underneath this recipe
    getting tired of the same red or white sauce, bet this would be yummy on spinach ravioli.
    Thanks for sharing:)

  2. Did my meal planning and grocery shopping today,decided to try the Brown butter ravioli for dinner tonite, used spinach ravioli and it was delicious,it is a for sure keeper!
    You along with your mom should publish a e-cookbook,your meals and her baking, it would be a big hit;)
    Thanks for sharing:)

    1. Awesome, I'm so glad it turned out well!

  3. We just got back from a vacation and didn't have much in the house. Luckily I had some grilled chicken breasts we had from vacation, and i had everything else i needed to make it! We made it for dinner (with broccoli) and love it!
    Thanks for the share, i think this will be in our list for next month, too!


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