Chinese Garlic Green Beans (Restaurant Style)

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These Chinese Garlic Green Beans is everyone’s favorite side dish when I go to a Chinese restaurant. The best part is, it’s incredible easy to make with just a little technique!

Chinese Garlic Green Beans on a plate

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make the Chinese Garlic Green Beans

Luckily, you won’t need many ingredients to make Chinese Garlic Green Beans! These are probably items you already have in your pantry. Here is what you’ll need:

  • 12 oz green beans washed and trimmed
    • I like to keep them long but if you prefer to cut them shorter, that’s fine too!
  • 8 cloves garlic chopped
    • I give them a rough chop (vs a mince) so they have less of a chance of burning in the oil.
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 2 cups neutral oil for frying
    • My favorite neutral oil is avocado oil, but you can also use canola or vegetable oil! I don’t use olive oil when cooking Chinese food for two reasons: 1. It has a low burning point and 2. I find that the flavor profile does not usually go with the dish.
Close up of Chinese garlic green beans on a plate



    • Do not let your frying oil drop below 325-350F when frying! I highly recommend you use a thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature. If you see it dropping below 325F, fry your green beans in batches. Frying at a low temperature will result in too much moisture (AKA SOGGY & OILY!)
    • Make sure to cook them in oil for 1 minute MAX – if you cook them for longer than 1 minute, they will also become soggy & oily. 🙁

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5 from 1 vote

Chinese Garlic Green Beans (Restaurant Style)

Servings: 2
Prep: 10 minutes
Chinese Garlic Green Beans on a plate
These Chinese Garlic Green Beans is everyone's favorite side dish when I go to a Chinese restaurant. The best part is, it's incredible easy to make with just a little technique!


  • 12 oz green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 8 cloves garlic, chopped
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 cups neutral oil, for frying; I used avocado oil


  • Prep your green beans by trimming off the stems, then pat dry of any excess water (this will reduce splattering when dry frying).
  • Heat 2 cups of avocado oil to 350F, then add your green beans straight to the oil for 1 minute until they become blistered. Fry in batches if needed to ensure your oil temp remains above 300F. Set aside and drain once all green beans are cooked.
  • In a pan over high heat, fry your garlic in 1 tbsp of avocado oil for 15 seconds. Add your green beans along with kosher salt and stir fry for 30 seconds until mixed thoroughly. Enjoy!


Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 4gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 407mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1175IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is honestly my favorite dish at Chinese buffets/restaurants. So glad I can make them at home now. So easy to make too!