These quick and easy Chinese-style Air Fryer Green Beans are so good! Seasoned with ginger, garlic, and flavorful sauces, these Asian Green Beans are a perfect low-carb vegan side dish.

Chinese style roasted green beans with garlic on a plate with chopsticks
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Having air-fried roasted vegetables has now become a routine at our place. Be it asparagus, beets, sweet potatoes, zucchini, or broccoli, I have roasted almost all kinds of veggies in the air-fryer.

This air fryer green bean recipe is just like at Din Tai Fung…loaded with garlic and a simple yet amazing side dish.

They are Whole30, low-carb, vegan, and gluten-free (use gluten-free Tamari instead of soy sauce), making them a perfect addition to almost any diet.

Watch How to Make Air Fryer Green Beans with Garlic (Chinese-style)

Chinese-style Roasted Green Beans

Have you tried green beans at your favorite Chinese restaurant? We love to order them at P.F. Changs and Din Tai Fung.

Seasoned with sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, ginger, and garlic, then roasted in the air fryer, these green beans are perfectly cooked in just 8 minutes.

We love to top them with red chili flakes for a slightly spicy taste. They are a perfect side dish to add to any meal!

This is definitely one of my favorite ways to make green beans. I love that we don’t need to dice them; they cook up quickly.

If you love green beans, try these Instant Pot Garlic Green Beans, Beans Poriyal, or this Indian Green Beans Stir Fry.

How to make Green Beans in the Air Fryer?

Prep the green beans

Wash the green beans under running water and let them drain in a colander. Once they are completely drained, use a kitchen towel to dry them. Don’t over-press the beans, as you might end up breaking them. Gently pat them dry. Then, trim the rough ends of the beans on both sides.

Note: You don’t have to soak green beans; that is an old wives tale. Just wash them well.

Seasoning

As this recipe is for Chinese-style green beans, soy sauce, and rice vinegar are a must. It brings about that signature oriental flavor to the beans.

  • Take a large bowl and add sesame oil along with a seasoning of freshly minced garlic, ginger, black pepper, soy sauce, and rice vinegar.
  • Then, add the green beans to the bowl and toss them well.
  • Make sure that all the green beans are coated well with the seasoning.
Seasoned green beans in a white bowl

Air fry

Now that you have finished prepping and seasoning green beans, the next step is to air-fry them.

Transfer the seasoned beans to the air-fryer basket. Shake the basket to spread the beans evenly.

Chinese seasoned garlic green Beans in the air fryer
  • Set the air fryer to 380°F. There is no need to preheat the air fryer as the cooking time includes pre-heating.
  • Cook for about 6-8 minutes and shake the basket halfway through.
Roasted green beans asian style in air fryer
  • When the cooking time is done, carefully remove the beans from the basket and serve immediately.
  • You can also sprinkle some sesame seeds and red chili flakes on top before serving them.
Roasted garlic green beans in a plate with chopsticks

How to Cook Green Beans in the Oven?

Follow the same steps as above to prepare and season the green beans. Preheat the oven to 425°F and spread the seasoned beans uniformly in a large sheet pan. Cook for about 10-12 mins.

Frozen Green Beans

I prefer fresh green beans for this recipe. However, you can use frozen, but they may need a couple of extra minutes of cooking time.

Recipe Tips

Tips for cooking green beans in the air fryer, just like at Din Tai Fung restaurant:

  • Don’t overcrowd the beans in the basket. Make sure to put them in a single layer. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Serve right away after cooking for the best texture!
  • Add extra garlic for restaurant-style green beans.

More Seasoning Options

  • Toss the green beans in balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Try other options like onion powder, cumin powder, paprika, or red chili flakes if you like a spicier taste.
  • Give an Indian twist by adding cumin powder, turmeric powder, and some garam masala.

Serving Options

These green beans can be served as a side dish with kung pao tofu or chicken. They can also be served alongside lo mein or, my favorite, Chili Chicken and Jasmine Rice.

How to Store Air-Fried Green Beans?

Let the leftovers cool down completely, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, I highly recommend air frying them for a couple of minutes to regain the original crunch without making them mushy.

Download free copy of air fryer cooking time chart

I hope you enjoy this easy Asian green beans made in the air fryer. We love that they are just like at the restaurant, whether it be Din Tai Fung or PF Changs.

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Air Fryer Green Beans with Garlic (Chinese-style)

These quick and easy Chinese-style Air-fryer Green Beans are so good! Seasoned with ginger, garlic, and flavorful sauces, these Asian Green Beans are a perfect low carb, vegan side dish.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 8 ounces Green Beans , ends trimmed

Seasoning

Optional Garnishes

Instructions 

  • Wash and trim the rough ends off the green beans. Pat them dry.
  • In a large bowl, add all the seasoning ingredients and mix well. Add the green beans. Toss them well, so they are all coated with the seasoning.
  • Transfer the seasoned green beans to the air fryer basket. Shake basket to spread the green beans. Set the air fryer to 380°F.
    Air fry for 6-8 minutes for the perfect texture. Shake the basket half way through. (Preheating is not required. The cooking time includes preheating time).
  • Serve and enjoy green beans. Optionally, sprinkle some sesame seeds.

Oven Method

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Season and transfer the green beans to a large sheet. Spread evenly so they do not overlap. Cook for about 12-15 minutes.

Video

Notes

Tips to cook green beans in the air fryer:
  • Do not overcrowd in the air fryer basket. Preferably spread the green beans in a single layer. Cook in batches if needed.
  • Serve right way after cooking for the best texture!
More seasoning options: 
  • Toss the green beans in some balsamic vinegar along with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Try other seasonings such as onion powder, ground cumin, paprika, or red chili flakes if you like a spicier taste.
  • Give your roasted green beans an Indian twist by adding ground cumin, turmeric, and some garam masala.
Frozen Green Beans cooks just as well. It will just not get as crispy as fresh ones. Use the same method and add 2-3 minutes to the cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 175mgPotassium: 257mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 784IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Carb, Vegan
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About Meeta

I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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