Copycat PF Chang's Spicy Green Beans topped with sesame seeds on a plate

PF Chang's Spicy Green Beans

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: spicy green beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
PF Chang's Spicy Green Beans are an easy and flavorful side dish recipe. Just 6 ingredients for the best green bean recipe! 
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  • 1 lb green beans ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ginger freshly grated
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes , optional
  • Sesame seeds for garnish


  • In a large frying pan, fill half way with water and bring to a low simmer.
  • Add greens bean for 3-4 minutes, or until tender. Cooking times will differ depending on the size of your beans. Remove to a colander and rinse with cold water to stop to the cooking process. Drain well and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients.
  • Over medium-low heat, heat sauce, stirring, for about 3 minutes. Toss with greens beans.
  • Remove to serving platter and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 



Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 840mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.3mg