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Spicy Green Bean Chicken Stir Fry

Stir fry is so fun to make and very versatile. Almost any meat or vegetables can be used and the sauce can be changed to make a whole new meal. This stir fry is spicy, at least I think so. You can always add more heat if you like it even hotter. The peanuts add a nice crunch and flavor to this dish.

1 boneless/skinless chicken breast, sliced thin
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon 5 spice powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon white sesame seeds
3 Tablespoons canola oil
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 lb green beans, cut into 3 inch strips
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup peanuts
2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

In a medium bowl, combine sliced chicken, soy sauce, 5 spice powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper . Let sit for at least 10 minutes.

In a small pan over low heat, lightly toast the sesame seeds until they are light brown.

In a wok, heat the oil over high heat. When hot, pour the chicken into the wok and cook, continually stirring, until browned. Add the beans, and cook while stirring for about 3 minutes to soften them. Add garlic, peanuts, hoisin, sesame seeds, Sriracha sauce, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir until combined.

Serve right away over jasmine or brown rice.

Yield: 4 servings