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May 15

Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry

Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry on a plate

This Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry is an easy, healthy, one-pan meal that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner! If you’ve ever been to the chain restaurant P.F. Chang’s, you may have tried the Chili-Garlic Green Beans that are on their appetizer menu. I love those green beans, and I wanted to make something similar but add some protein to turn it into an entrée. Adding ground turkey worked perfectly and made it a filling and delicious dish that’s great served over rice. Not only is it super tasty, but each serving is just 299 calories or 3 WW Points on the current Weight Watchers program! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry stirred in pan

Ingredient Notes

  • Meat: I used ground turkey breast in this recipe, but ground chicken breast will be just as good and keep it lean! Alternatively, you could use small chunks of cut up chicken breast, or thinly sliced strips of steak and I’m sure those would be tasty as well.
  • Shallot: Shallots are a type of small, mild onion. They’re fairly widely available, but if you can’t find them in your stores then use yellow onion as a replacement.
  • Vinegar: I use rice vinegar (also known as rice wine vinegar) in this recipe, but apple cider vinegar will work if you need a substitute!
  • Sesame Seeds: Sesame seeds make a fun garnish for this dish, but you can easily omit them if you don’t have them on hand.
  • Though the ingredients above can be substituted if needed, I would not recommend substituting anything for the sesame oil, Hoisin sauce, or soy sauce. Those add important flavor to this dish!

Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry with rice

More tasty Asian-Inspired recipes

Looking for more tasty, lightened up, Asian-inspired recipes? Check out my Korean-Inspired Ground Turkey, Honey Coriander Chicken Bites, Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken Burger, Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps, Crab Rangoon, Vegetable Fried Rice, Chicken Lo Mein, Asian Chicken Wonton Cups, Teriyaki Steak Lettuce Wraps, Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Casserole, Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce, and so many more in the Asian category of my recipe index!

Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry on a plate
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Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry

This Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry is an easy, healthy meal that’s great for a weeknight dinner!


  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Hoisin sauce, found by other Asian ingredients in most grocery stores
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil, divided
  • 1 lb 99% lean ground turkey breast
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • cup diced shallots
  • 5 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 12 oz raw green beans, trimmed and cut to 1-2” pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds


  • In a small mixing bowl, stir together the water, rice vinegar, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, sugar, cornstarch, ground ginger, and crushed red pepper flakes until combined and set aside.
  • Drizzle half a tablespoon (1.5 teaspoons) of canola oil and half a tablespoon of sesame oil into a large sauté pan and bring over med-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the ground turkey and sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Cook, breaking the meat up with a spatula into bite size chunks until cooked through. Remove the cooked ground turkey to a side dish and cover to keep warm.
  • Drizzle the remaining canola oil and sesame oil (1.5 teaspoons of each) into the sauté pan and bring between medium and med-high heat. Add the shallots and sliced garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until they start to brown (1-2 minutes). Add the green beans and stir. Cook, stirring regularly, for 5-6 minutes until the green beans start to soften.
  • Add the sauce from step one to the hot pan and stir to combine with the beans. Let the sauce get bubbly (should happen right away) and cook like that for 30 seconds before reducing the heat to med-low. Add the cooked ground turkey back to the pan and stir to coat it in the sauce. Cook another 1-2 minutes to heat through and allow the sauce to thicken. Garnish with sesame seeds before serving.


WW Points per (1 ¼ cup) serving: 3 (Points calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
Nutrition Information per (1 ¼ cup) serving:
299 calories, 14 g carbs, 8 g sugars, 11 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 38 g protein, 3 g fiber, 532 mg sodium (from myfitnesspal.com)
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
8 per (1 ¼ cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info)
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22 comments on “Garlic Green Bean and Turkey Stir Fry”

  1. Looks delicious! In a pinch, could thawed frozen green beans be used? I assume they would need to be dried off and would cook faster, but any suggestions are welcomed!

    • Sure, I assume you could use those in a pinch. Like you said, you’d want to thaw them and they would cook faster. I also find that frozen vegetables often release more water when cooked. They may end up a bit softer as well, but I think they’d probably still taste good!

  2. Can you freeze this?

  3. Made this last night and it was SO GOOD! I used chicken breast and cut it into very small pieces instead of ground turkey, delicious! Thanks for another great recipe 🙂

  4. Made this last night for the family. Everyone loved it. I had to sub oyster sauce for hoisin but it was still delicious!

  5. Very good!5 stars

  6. Can you add peanut butter to the sauce? I love peanut butter based sauce…5 stars

  7. This was absolutely delicious, definitely going into my dinner rotation!5 stars

  8. I like green bean. It’s so delicious.

  9. I made this a few weeks ago. Definitely going into the rotation. I never thought about adding peanut butter so I might have to try that next time!5 stars

  10. Hopefully I can find the ingredients to complete this dish. It will be more perfect when it has all the above ingredients5 stars

  11. Wow, I literally love Asian food. I will write down your recipe thank you.5 stars

  12. I love to eat asian foods

  13. Meal in pic looks delicious

  14. Wow i tried this recipe at home it is very delicious i hope your other recipes are delicious like this one5 stars

  15. Meal look delicious i tried this recipe at home and your recipe is delightful, flavorful and etc thank you so much

  16. I like the roasted green beans it taste delicious5 stars

  17. Recipe looks delicious I try it at home it taste delicious after that I give review, other than green beans are also my fav4 stars

  18. I would try it at home it taste delicious5 stars

  19. Thanks for providing detail recipe. I try it home, it taste delicious.5 stars

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