This Panda Express-Inspired String Bean Chicken is light, simple, and delicious. If you're looking for a healthy dinner for two, look no further!
In a medium wok or saute pan (with a lid), heat oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add chicken and cook until cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
Return pan to heat. Deglaze with a couple tablespoons of the water and add onion and garlic. Cook for three minutes, until onion just begins to turn translucent around the edges.
Add green beans and bell pepper and cook for another three minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of the water, cover, and continue to cook until vegetables reach your desired level of doneness, adding more water as necessary, about 3 to 8 minutes*.
Stir in chicken and cook just until chicken is hot. Salt to taste.
Serve over white rice.
*Panda vegetables are usually cooked until quite soft. This can take a little while on the stove. Just keep adding a couple tablespoons of water, cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, check and repeat if necessary. Don't be worried if it seems to take a while for the green beans to reach the texture you are looking for.
Toasted sesame oil is a popular ingredient in many Asian dishes. It's generally cheap and lasts for ages. If you have regular sesame oil, you can toast the oil yourself or use it as is. It will lack the distinct deep, nutty flavor of the toasted variety, but is still delicious!
Approximate nutritional information does not include rice.