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Soy Sauce Glazed Green Beans


In this post I’m sharing and easy side dish recipe for Soy Sauce Glazed Green Beans.

You may be thinking, soy sauce and green beans, really?! Yes! You’ll have to try this one to understand how flavorful these green beans turn out after cooking.

Whenever I serve them, I am always asked how I make them. For that reason, I decided to share this very easy recipe. Sometimes it is combining some of the most basic ingredients to create a tasty dish that your whole family will love.

If you’re concerned about sodium level in soy sauce, you could opt for a lower sodium version. I happen to like the regular soy sauce. I’m not saying this is one of those dishes that you should make every other day but it is good.

I enjoy having a few ways to prepare a vegetable in my recipe collection and this deserves a spot in yours. So, my friend, I am happy to share this super easy way to put a new flavor twist on a green bean for you.

Here’s how to make ’em

Here are the ingredients that you’ll need to make this side dish:

  • Canned Green Beans
  • Chicken Stock
  • Soy Sauce , regular or low sodium
  • Dried Minced Onions
  • Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
Drain and rinse green beans. Add them to a medium sauce pan with chicken stock, soy sauce, minced onions and black pepper.
Bring to a rapid boil. Cook over medium high heat until almost all of the liquid is evaporated.
That’s it! So easy ? Use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock to make this dish vegan.

You’ll find a full printable recipe card further down in this post.

Let’s make these Soy Sauce Glazed Green Beans!

Side Dish of Soy Sauce Glazed Green Beans in a vintage serving dish

What to serve with these flavor packed Green Beans?

Soy sauce glazed green beans make a fantastic side dish that pairs well with a variety of main courses. Here are some options to consider:

  1. Grilled Chicken: Serve the green beans alongside juicy grilled chicken breasts or thighs. The savory soy sauce glaze complements the mild flavor of the chicken perfectly.

  2. Stir-Fried Tofu: For a vegetarian or vegan option, pair the green beans with stir-fried tofu. The tofu can be marinated in a similar soy sauce-based sauce to create a cohesive flavor profile.

  3. Teriyaki Salmon: The sweet and savory flavors of teriyaki-glazed salmon go hand-in-hand with soy sauce glazed green beans. It’s a delightful combination of Asian-inspired flavors.

  4. Beef Stir-Fry: Create a complete Asian-inspired meal by serving the green beans with a beef stir-fry. Use thinly sliced beef, vegetables, and a stir-fry sauce that complements the soy sauce glaze.

  5. Pork Tenderloin: A succulent roasted or grilled pork tenderloin pairs beautifully with soy sauce glazed green beans. The rich and tender pork complements the umami-rich green beans.

  6. Fried Rice: Turn it into a full Asian feast by serving the green beans with vegetable or shrimp fried rice. The fried rice provides a satisfying contrast in textures and flavors.

  7. Noodles: Consider serving the green beans alongside Asian-style noodles, such as lo mein or chow mein. It creates a balanced and satisfying meal.

  8. Roasted Duck: For a special occasion, roast a duck and serve it with soy sauce glazed green beans. The richness of the duck meat pairs wonderfully with the savory beans.

Remember to balance flavors and textures when planning your meal, and you’ll have a delicious and well-rounded dining experience.

Easy Green Beans Side Dish

Yield: 6 Servings

Soy Sauce Glazed Green Beans

Soy Sauce Glazed Green Beans

A delicious and easy side dish recipe for soy sauce glazed green beans.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 2- 14.5 oz. Canned Green Beans
  • 1 c Chicken Stock
  • 1/4 c Soy Sauce (regular or low sodium)
  • 1 tsp Dried Minced Onions
  • Cracked Black Pepper, to taste


  1. Begin by draining and rinsing the green beans.
  2. Add the green beans to a medium sauce pan with the chicken stock, soy sauce, minced onions and black pepper.
  3. Bring everything to a rapid boil and cook over medium high heat until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 956mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

Soy Sauce Glazed Green Beans


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So, whether you’re planning a weeknight dinner or a special occasion feast, these soy sauce glazed green beans are sure to elevate your meal to a whole new level.

Their savory goodness pairs beautifully with a variety of main courses, giving you endless options for creating a memorable dining experience.

So go ahead, whip up a batch of these delicious green beans, and watch your guests’ faces light up with delight.

Enjoy every bite, and may your table always be filled with love and flavor. Y’all take care now!

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Monday 15th of November 2021

EEEEE I really, really hate canned green beans, but this recipe sounds so good. Could pre-boiled or cooked green beans be subbed in for the canned and still get great results, or no? Thanks!

Julia Jordan

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Hi Lynn, Sure they could. Use whatever you like and just cook them down until tender. ~Julia

Miz Helen

Monday 20th of February 2017

Congratulations!Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday! Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and a great week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back real soon!Miz Helen

Julia's Simply Southern

Tuesday 21st of February 2017

Helen, Thank you so much. I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great week.

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