Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans

Break out of your dinner time rut with this quick and easy Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans recipe!

Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans

I’m always down for some crazy easy dinner options and this spicy shrimp dish does not disappoint!

Inspired by my beloved Spicy Sriracha Green Beans, this saucy shrimp and veggie combo is simple but oh so flavorful!

The sauce is a mix of low sodium soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, Sriracha, garlic, and ginger with some crushed red pepper flakes and toasted sesame seeds for extra fire and flair.

Use the Sriracha and the crushed red pepper flakes to control the heat. You can make it a wee bit milder if preferred or go all-out spicy by adding extra.

Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans

Veggie Options

Even though this dish highlights green beans, you can play around with what veggies you use for this recipe.

Choose a combination of several veggies or just use your favorite from the list below.

  • bell pepper
  • broccoli
  • snow peas
  • snap peas
  • carrots
  • bok choy
  • zucchini

If you choose a different veggie simply adjust the cooking method to suit your choice of veg and have at it! All of these options cook super fast and taste great.

Spicy Shrimp and Green Bean Stir Fry Skillet

Serving Suggestions

This spicy stir-fried shrimp and green beans is basically a main dish and side dish in one.

To round out the meal even further I like to add fluffy white rice or ramen noodles. It’s total comfort food and tastes like fancy takeout!

You could also serve it with brown rice, fried rice, or even Quinoa Fried Rice. Plain or jazzed up Cauliflower Rice also makes an excellent pairing as does adding extra vegetables.

Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans

I’m so super excited for y’all to try this spicy stir fry!

The recipe below serves 2, perfect for sharing with a special someone or for enjoying half now and half later because the leftovers are BALLER!

Serving a family of four? Double the recipe and you’re good to go!

Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans
5 from 1 vote

Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans

Break out of your dinner time rut with this quick and easy Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans recipe!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword Shrimp and Green Beans
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 254 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 8-10 oz fresh raw shrimp (thaw if frozen)
  • 8 oz green beans
  • 1-2 tsp light sesame oil or avocado oil
  • 1-2 TBSP chopped green onion to garnish



  1. Clean and peel shrimp, defrosting if needed. Lately I’ve been buying frozen, deveined, easy-peel shrimp. All I have to do is defrost, peel, and cook! You can also buy your shrimp already peeled if you’d like.
  2. Whisk together sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. Fill a large pan or high-sided skillet with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Add green beans and blanch for 3 minutes. A quick boil of the green beans helps them tenderize faster. If preferred, skip this step and stir fry the beans a bit longer before adding shrimp and sauce.

  4. Drain and rinse green beans and return to pan. Bring to medium-high heat with a little light sesame oil or avocado oil. Stir fry green beans for a minute or two until tender, then add shrimp and sauce. Reduce heat to medium.

  5. Allow to simmer for a couple minutes, uncovered, to thicken the sauce and fully cook the shrimp.

  6. Cook shrimp on each side for about 1-2 minutes until shrimp are cooked through. Cook time will vary a bit based on the size you choose, so look for curled, opaque shrimp and you’re good to go!

  7. Remove from heat once the green beans are tender, the shrimp is cooked through and dthe sauce is nice and bubbly.

  8. Garnish with additional toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onion. For extra fiery shrimp you can even add additional crushed red pepper flakes or Sriracha.

  9. Serve with choice of rice, cauliflower rice, noodles, quinoa, or straight up!

Recipe Notes

The red pepper flakes and Sriracha chili sauce are the main factors controlling the heat/spice here. Adjust to taste if you’d like a milder (or spicer) dish!

Gluten-Free friends, simply choose GF Tamari or your favorite wheat-free soy sauce – there are lots on the market to choose from.

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 286mg95%
Sodium 2292mg100%
Potassium 392mg11%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 886IU18%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 231mg23%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you get a chance to try this spicy shrimp and green beans recipe, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Suzy

    5 stars
    Loved how flavorful this was! The shrimp cooked up perfectly!

    • Thanks Suzy! I’m so happy the recipe was a hit!

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