Sprinkle chicken with mixture of salt, pepper, ground ginger and flour. Slowly fry chicken in butter until both sides are brown; remove from skillet and set aside. Add almonds to skillet and saute until golden grown. Drain mandarin oranges, reserving juice. Add oranges, ground cloves, lemon juice and beef stock to almonds. Simmer until liquid is reduced by half.
Blend cornstarch with mandarin orange juice and stir into almond sauce. Continue to cook until thickened. Add chicken to sauce. Cover and simmer 15-20 minutes or until done. Serve over steamed white or brown rice.