P.F. Chang’s spicy green beans are fresh green beans cooked in a flavorful Asian sauce, in this delicious restaurant copycat recipe!
Looking for a tasty new way to serve those yummy summer green beans you get from the grocery store, Farmer’s Market or your own garden? How about this delicious, quick and easy recipe for P.F. Chang’s Spicy Green Beans (copycat)?
I’ve grown my own green beans for years now, so I’m always on the lookout for new ways to cook and serve them. I found this “copycat” recipe for spicy green beans on Pinterest, and decided to give it a try. You will be surprised how GOOD these green beans are! The addition of an Asian pan sauce makes them “practically perfect in every way” (to coin a phrase from Mary Poppins).
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Are These Spicy Green Beans Difficult To Make?
Are these spicy green beans difficult to make? Absolutely NOT! All in all, the beans take only 5-6 minutes to cook… really! The “hardest” thing you will have to do is snip the ends off the beans… ha ha! Here’s how to make delicious P.F. Chang’s Spicy Green Beans from the comfort of your own home:
Make The Asian Sauce
First make the Asian sauce by mixing the ingredients together in a small bowl, and then set aside until ready to put it in use. See how EASY that was?
Pour the sesame oil into a large skillet or wok. NOTE: You can buy sesame oil in the Asian food section of most supermarkets. Turn the heat to medium high for about 30 seconds, and when the oil is hot, add the chopped green onions, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes.
Stir well, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Be careful NOT to burn the garlic.
Time To Add The Fresh Green Beans!
Add the green beans to the skillet. Stir them constantly, and continue to cook them for 3-4 minutes, until they are almost fully cooked. The beans will turn a deeper green color as they cook.
Add The Sauce To The Spicy Green Beans
When the green beans are done cooking, move them over to one side of the skillet. Give the Asian sauce a good stir, and then add it to the skillet. Stir well, and cook the sauce for 30 seconds (still on medium-high heat). Let the sauce come to a boil, then turn the heat to LOW. The sauce will thicken very slightly as it cooks.
Stir the sauce into the green beans to fully coat them. Cook the spicy green beans and sauce for another 30 seconds, and then remove the skillet from the heat.
P.F. Chang’s Spicy Green Beans Are Ready To Serve!
Place the hot green beans and sauce onto serving plate or into a bowl, and garnish with sesame seeds (if using). Serve the spicy green beans while hot, and ENJOY!
We enjoyed trying this recipe for spicy green beans. They are NOT too spicy at all, and have fantastic flavor! I used only 1 pound of green beans, so if you are using 2 pounds of beans the quantity will be much larger than shown in my photos!
Hope you will consider trying this recipe. I trust you will find it just as delicious as we did! Have a great day, and please come back again soon!
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Recipe Source: http://domesticsuperhero.com/copycat-pf-changs-spicy-green-beans/
- 1-2 pounds fresh green beans , ends trimmed and beans cut into 2 inch pieces
- 2 green onions , chopped thin
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 4 garlic cloves , minced
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- Sesame Seeds , for garnish (optional)
- Make the Asian sauce by mixing ingredients in a small bowl. Set the bowl aside until ready to use.
- Put sesame oil into a large skillet or wok. Turn heat to medium high for 30 seconds. To the hot oil add chopped green onions, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes. Stir well and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly and being careful NOT to burn the garlic.
- Add the green beans to the skillet. Stir constantly and cook for 3-4 minutes, until they are just about fully cooked. The beans will turn a deeper green color as they cook. When beans are done, move them over to one side of the skillet. Give the Asian sauce a good stir and add it to the skillet. Stir well, and cook the sauce for 30 seconds (still on medium-high heat); let the sauce come to a boil, then turn the heat to LOW. The sauce will thicken slightly. Stir the sauce into the green beans to coat. Cook beans and sauce for another 30 seconds, then remove skillet from heat.
- Place the hot green beans and sauce onto serving plate or in a bowl, and garnish with sesame seeds (if using). Serve the green beans while hot... and ENJOY!
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I only have minced garlic in a jar , can you tell me how much to use instead of fresh garlic . Ty!
Good morning, Debby! You can simply use the same amount of minced garlic from a jar for this recipe. Hope that helps. Have a GREAT day.
Delicious & simple. Luv them. The only change I would do next time around would be to blanch the beans first.
I did cook longer then indicated time but still a bit to crunchy.
Regardless we luv them!
Delicious will certainly make again adding chicken and rice.
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Thanks for sharing! What a simple way to spice up a side and so its more exciting!
This looks so good! Do you use this sauce for any other recipes?
Shopping for preparing this dish this weekend. Southern girls enjoy new ways of eating green beans too.
my kids love green beans and yours are super great. do you have other foods that you copy cat???
please let me know.
Delicious… I did not have any rice vinegar so I tried adding a tablespoon on fish sauce and a teaspoon of brown sugar… and cook a bit longer than suggested. Still came out crisp and oh so good. This is a keeper.
Thanks for the tip, Carole. Glad you enjoyed the green beans. Have a great day.
This is the 1st recipe I’ve ever followed without needing to tweak it!
Delicious recipe and instructions were spot on.
So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Billie! Thanks so much for taking the time to write. Have a great day!
Could you use canned beans? I know they wouldn’t be as nice as nice a crispy as fresh but wondered if they’d work
Hi, Joyce… I guess you could use canned beans if you absolutely had to. The sauce will give them lots of flavor. My personal recommendation is still for using fresh green beans, whenever possible, though. Thank you for writing, and have a great weekend.
I made this last week and loved it. Tonight I made it using asparagus. Great also!
Hi, John… thanks for writing! Glad you enjoyed the recipe for the green beans. What a fantastic idea to use asparagus. I have some in the fridge at this very moment, and think I will cook them this way. Thanks for the tip, and have a fantastic day.
I doubled all the ingredients (except the green beans ) and added chicken and it turned out amazing !
Thanks so much the recipe
Hi, Fay… thanks for writing! So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe. Adding chicken is a wonderful idea. Have a great day.
Made this last night and they were delicious. Only thing I changed was I blanched the beans first. Turned out fantastic!
Good morning, Renee… thanks for writing! So glad you enjoyed the green beans. We love ’em. Have a great weekend.
Can you use frozen geek beans?
Hi, Misty. Thank you for taking time to write. This recipe is BEST using fresh green beans. Of course, you can use frozen green beans, and still enjoy the flavor of the dish, but just know that the texture of the beans will definitely be different (softer), if using frozen beans. If you’re okay with that… go for it!