Miso chicken and green beans with sesame

This simple but tasty dish is inspired by Kylie Kwong's delicious green bean dish at Billy Kwong in Sydney. Serve it with steamed rice.

You'll need

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp shiro miso (see note) 1½ tbsp rice malt syrup (see note) ½ tbsp Shaoxing wine ½ tbsp rice vinegar 2 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp vegetable oil 350 gm green beans, trimmed 1 small chicken breast (250gm), thinly sliced 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds 2 spring onions, thinly sliced 2 long red chillies, finely chopped (optional)


  • 01
  • Whisk garlic, miso, rice syrup, Shaoxing, rice vinegar, sesame oil and 2 tbsp water in a bowl to combine.
  • 02
  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok over high heat and stir-fry beans until just wilted (1-2 minutes). Add chicken and stir-fry until golden. Remove from wok and set aside.
  • 03
  • Wipe wok clean with paper towels and fry miso mixture over medium-high heat. Add beans and chicken, and toss to coat (1-2 minutes). Serve hot topped with sesame seeds, spring onion and chilli.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
Recipe collections

Looking for fresh dinner ideas? Not sure how to make the most out of seasonal produce? Or do you need to plan the perfect party menu? Our recipe collections have you covered.

See more

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Additional Notes

Shiro (white) miso is available from Asian grocers. Rice malt syrup is available from health-food shops; substitute honey.

Featured in

Dec 2016

You might also like...

Fuss-free summer recipes


Rigatoni with chicken ragu and green sauce

Fast autumn recipes


Rigatoni with mushrooms pecorino and herb crumbs

Fast summer recipes


Flathead with crushed peas

Fast seafood recipes


Pumpkin pilaf with ricotta and pepitas

Fast summer dinners


Lamb with orzo and olives

Six fast noodle recipes


Prawns with black beans, chorizo and chipotle

Egg sandwich


conversion tool

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.