Almond Chicken

Brandi Kirkpatrick


I LOVE Chinese food, but sometimes struggle with eating it at restaurants. So, I invested in a Chinese cook book and am working through it. I added a few things to this recipe and it was fabulous.
I served this with baked egg rolls and minute rice, but it was filling enough on it's own!


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



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    1-1/2 cups water
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    2 tablespoons dry sherry or chicken broth
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    1 tablespoon + 2 tespoons cornstarch
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    4 teaspoons soysauce
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    1 teaspoons chicken bouillon granuels or 1 chicken bouillon cube

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    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
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    2 tablespoons dry sherry or chicken broth
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    1 tablespoon cornstarch
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    1 egg white
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    1/2 teaspoon salt
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    oil for frying

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    1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
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    2 large carrots, diced
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    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
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    6 greeen onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
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    4 stalks of celery, chopped
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    8 fresh mushrooms, sliced
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    1/2 (5 oz) can of bamboo shoots
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    1/2 cup bean sprouts

How to Make Almond Chicken


  1. Sauce: Combine water, 2 Tablespoons sherry/chicken broth, cornstarch (from sauce section), soy sauce, and bouillon granules in small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens,about 5 minutes. Keep warm.
  2. Batter: Combine sherry/chicken broth, cornstarch, egg white and salt in medium bowl. Add chicken pieces; stir to coat well.
  3. Cooking Chicken: Heat oil in wok or large skillet over high heat to 375°F. Add half of the chicken; cook until light brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining chicken. Keep warm.
  4. Veggies:(You can toast almonds in skillet for several minutes in this oil and then set them aside.) Remove all oil except about 2 Tablespoons. In skillet add carrots, saute 1 minute. Add onions, celery, mushrooms, bamboo shoots, bean sprouts, and ginger; stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in chicken, almonds, and sauce; cook and stir until heated through.

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About Almond Chicken

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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