A bowl of lemon chicken and green beans stir fry

Lemon Chicken Stir Fry

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Made with chicken breasts, fresh green beans, and lots of lemon, this Lemon Chicken Stir Fry is an easy and healthy 30 minute meal for busy weeknights. A healthy but filling meal bursting with citrus flavor.


  • 1 ½ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 2 cups (about 12oz) green beans, washed, trimmed and chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 34 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 23 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large lemon, zest and juiced.
  • Finely chopped parsley  or green onion (optional garnish)
  • Cooked rice for serving.


  1. Trim and dice the chicken into ¾-1” cubes. Toss in the corn starch until well coated.
  2. Wash the green beans, trim the edges and chop into smaller pieces, about 1 ½ inches in length. Then chop the onion into pieces about the side of your thumb.
  3. In a large wok, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Once warmed add the chicken, salt and pepper. Sautee until the outside starts to brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. Next add the garlic and zest of the lemon and toss in the chicken. Cook for a couple minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. As the chicken continues to brown, add the diced onion and the green beans and juice from the lemon. Cook for another 5 minutes or so until the lemon juice has cooked into the chicken and the green beans are fork-tender, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  6. Serve immediately over white rice and garnish with fresh chopped parsley or green onions.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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