Stir-Fry Ground Chicken and Green Beans is a simple, healthy and delicious dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes.The humblest and easiest dishes often provide the same satisfaction as more complicated recipes. This simple stir-fry dish is a perfect example.
I made stir-fry ground chicken and green beans for a friend who is battling cancer. She’s on a low-fiber, low-residue diet, which at first glance, appears very restrictive. However, once you focus on what foods are permitted, it’s easier to come up with new recipes.
I’ve found that ground chicken and ground turkey work well in place of ground pork in Chinese cooking. I have also found that cancer patients who have problems digesting food seem to do well with ground chicken and ground turkey.
This particular recipe uses haricot vert, the slender French green beans that can now be readily found in most supermarkets. Green beans are allowed on the low-fiber, low-residue diet as long as they are cooked until tender. I precooked the green beans before adding them to the stir fry to ensure they were cooked well enough.
Fresh onion and garlic are not permitted on the low-residue diet, so I used onion powder and garlic powder for added flavor.
I love coming up with food solutions for cancer patients. My friend was able to enjoy this simple dish, for which I am grateful.
Stir-Fry Ground Chicken and Green Beans
- 2 cups haricot verts
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 slice ginger
- 1/2 pound ground chicken
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice wine
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Cook haricot vert in boiling water until tender (or to your liking). Drain and put in bowl of ice water to stop cooking process.
Heat oil in large skillet. Add ginger slice and fry for a minute or two until fragrant. Add ground chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, sugar, onion powder and garlic powder. Toss well. Add drained green beans and continue to cook until chicken is cooked through and sauce is absorbed. Remove ginger before serving,