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Almond Chicken

Almond Chicken is an Asian dish that has a great mix of textures and flavors. Such a wonderful real food meal that is easy to cook.

Almond Chicken in a dish that looks like a take out container.

 

Because I was making pot stickers for dinner, we needed something to go with it. I looked high and low for a recipe for almond chicken like I’ve had in a Chinese restaurant. I just couldn’t find one. Though this recipe was very different than what I’ve had in restaurants, it was actually really, really good!

A friend of mine bought me dishes that look like Chinese takeout boxes. I absolutely love them. They are the perfect size bowl for a filling serving. I wish I could give you a link to buy them yourself, but I cannot find them online. And I actually don’t know where he found them.

Yield: 4 serving

Almond Chicken

Almond Chicken

Almond Chicken is a Asian dish that has a great mix of textures and flavors. Such a wonderful real food meal.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dry sherry
  • 2 1/3 cups chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1/2 lb snow peas
  • 1 - 8 oz can bamboo shoots, drained
  • 1 - 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 green onions
  • sesame oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix soy sauce, ground ginger, salt, sugar, and dry sherry together. Cut chicken into inch size chunks. Put chicken in bowl and mix to coat. Set aside.
  2. In your wok or large skillet, add 1 Tbsp oil with a splash of sesame oil. Heat to medium high heat. Rough chop celery and add to wok or skillet,
  3. Rough chop bamboo shoots, water chestnuts and green onions. Add to wok after celery has cooks for a minute or two.
  4. Trim ends of snow peas and cut in half. They are a little too long to leave whole like I did. Add to pan after the mixture has cooked another minute or two.
  5. Place vegetables in a bowl and set aside.
  6. Add 1 Tbsp oil with another splash of sesame oil to pan. Once heated add chicken and stir fry until done.
  7. Add back the vegetables and heat until vegetable are warm again.
  8. Serve over rice or fried rice.
  9. Enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 522mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 32g

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Monday 29th of June 2015

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Christine

Saturday 1st of March 2014

I actually have smoked and dried bamboo shoots my school gave me for Chinese New Year...could be really good with Chicken!

Kerry C

Wednesday 5th of March 2014

Smoked and dried bamboo shoots sound really good. I bet they would be good with chicken. Thanks for stopping by.

Kerry C

Wednesday 13th of November 2013

This does look really yummy. And it was. I love the vibrant color of the peas.

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Sunday 10th of November 2013

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Kerry C

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

Thanks Cathy. It's a great healthy alternative to sweet & sour chicken or some other fried dish.

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