One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

This One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans recipe in Chinese Garlic Sauce is the perfect, easy, whole30 compliant weeknight meal made in under 30 minutes!

One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

I love healthy versions of my favorite Chinese food recipes! Growing up, we often ordered Chinese food, and while I have a clear memory of how delicious it was, it’s obvious now how unhealthy those dishes can be. This garlic sauce is thick and flavorful, and reminds me so much of a yummy oyster sauce I used to order as a kid!

One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

I love serving this dish over cauliflower rice, but white rice would be delicious too!

One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

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Shrimp and Green Beans Recipe

One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

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Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce

Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Author: Lexi
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  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans and season with salt and peppers. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until beginning to soften. Reduce heat and carefully pour 1/4 cup water in hot skillet (it will sputter, so be careful of steam) and cover pan with a tight fitting lid to steam for 10 minutes. Monitor carefully to make sure the water does not completely evaporate before the beans have steamed, adding more if necessary so they do not burn.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together coconut aminos, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and sriracha and set aside.
  3. In a separate small bowl whisk arrowroot and 4 teaspoon water to make a slurry to thicken the sauce. Set aside.
  4. Once beans have steamed, uncover and add shrimp and toss. Add in coconut aminos sauce ingredients, mixing to ensure it cooks evenly.
  5. When shrimp has cooked through, add in slurry and bring to a simmer to thicken. Once thickened, immediately remove from heat.
  6. Serve hot and serve over cauliflower rice or white rice.


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April 9, 2018

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17 Responses

  1. Just had this for dinner. It was awesome and tasted just like my favorite restaurant, but healthier. My beans were done in just 5 minutes and I added a bit of crushed red pepper to the sauce. Thanks for the great recipe.

  2. This recipe is so delicious….it’s sure to become a weekly meal here, subbing different meats to change it up. Thank you!!

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  3. So much flavor in such a simple and quick dish. This will definitely become a go to meal when I’m pressed for time and need a healthy meal on the table fast. Can’t wait to try it with chicken breast or even ground turkey. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

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  4. Beyond delughtful–sort of sticky sweet with healthy crunch of the green beans. And so simple!!

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  5. If you are looking for a fast and super tasty Asian flavored meal this is the one! You can have it on the table in less time than going for takeout . We served it on top of coconut cauliflower rice and the whole family went back for seconds. If you don’t have shrimp I feel like any other protein you have on hand would be just as delicious!

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  6. This is a great tasting, quick alternative to take out. I pre-cleaned shrimp over the weekend & pre-mixed the sauces/slurry to dinner came together in a snap. The fresh green beans at my market didn’t look so good so I used a 12 oz bag of frozen & stir fried till done. Served it with brown rice, will definitely be making it again!

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  7. My husband and I made this tonight. We both loved it. Thank you for sharing. We thought it was better than anything you can get in a restaurant.

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  8. This was delicious, however I found it to be very salty. I think next time I won’t salt the green beans and maybe dilute the coconut aminos with water. Will definitely make this again. Was quick and easy.

  9. Was looking for a recipe because I had shrimp and green beans and ran across this one. It was great! Added red onion and mushrooms because I had extra and wanted to use them too. We will make this again! Thank you.

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