Almond Boneless Chicken (Wor Su Gai)

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Laura Yoder

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@lkyoder34

This recipe was given to me by my Aunt, who many years ago, when I was a child introduced me to Chinese cuisine. This was served in a popular Detroit Chinese restaurant and it was actually the first Chinese food that I ever ate. I loved it then and love it now. Takes some time and prep but well worth the effort.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 2
    whole skinless boneless chicken breasts or 8 chicken tenders
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry sherry
  • SAUCE:

  • 4 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp
    water
  • 3 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    chicken bouillon granules
  • BATTER:

  • 3 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1
    egg, beaten
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • BASE

  • 1 c
    shredded lettuce
  • 1/3 c
    toasted slivered almonds
  • 4
    green onions, sliced with part of the tops.
  • OIL FOR DEEP FRYING

How to Make Almond Boneless Chicken (Wor Su Gai)

Step-by-Step

  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and sherry and marinate for 15 minutes.
    While chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce. Mix together the cornstarch and water in a small saucepan until smooth. Gradually mix in the chicken broth, mushrooms,soy sauce, butter and boullion granules. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Let boil for 1 minute, and keep warm.
    To prepare batter: Beat together the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, egg and water until smooth. Coat each piece of chicken with the batter. Heat large skillet or wok and add oil to a depth of 1/2 inch. Heat to 375 degrees. Cook coated chicken pieces in oil until they are golden brown, turning once. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Drain the chicken on a tempura rack if you have one or on a paper towel. Cut the fried chicken in diagonal strips. Reassemble the strips into a chicken breast shape and place on a bed of shredded lettuce. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and green onions. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and serve.

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About Almond Boneless Chicken (Wor Su Gai)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian




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