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chicken thighs with spicy seasonings
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5 from 8 votes

Spicy cumin chicken thighs with green beans

Quick to cook and difficult to fail, spicy cumin chicken thighs with green beans is inspired by a popular Chinese street food. An easy pan-fried dish full of flavour.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese inspired
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Wei Guo


  • 300 g green beans 10oz
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 6 chicken thighs skinless & boneless
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and a pinch of salt. Leave to simmer until the beans are cooked (do not overcook). Then drain them in a colander.
  • While waiting for the beans to cook, mix the chicken thighs with all the other ingredients (including the oil).
  • Heat up a frying pan (preferably a heavy-bottomed one) on a medium heat. Place in all the chicken thighs (do not overlap). Cook the first side until it turns golden brown (it takes around 6-8 minutes).
  • Flip them over. Cook for a further 2 minutes. Then push the chicken thighs to one side of the pan. Tilt the pan a little to let the existing oil flow to the other side. Add drained green beans. Toss from time to time.
  • When the second side of the chicken thighs are done, dish everything out. Serve warm with rice or potato. You can also slice the chicken into pieces then use as a filling for Chinese Spring Pancakes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 299kcal