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Chinese Almond Chicken Stir-Fry

Rated as 4.46 out of 5 Stars

"Yummy chicken breast, veggies, and almonds in a light savory sauce. YUM! Classic Canadian-Chinese dish. Reminds me of take-out from our favorite chinese restaurant. Quick and easy recipe, enjoy!"
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Ingredients

35 m servings 268 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; fry almonds in hot oil until golden, about 2 minutes. Remove almonds from skillet with a slotted spoon. Stir fry chicken in remaining peanut oil until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in soy sauce, ginger, salt, and black pepper until fragrant, about 1 minutes. Add mushrooms, onion, celery, and bok choy; continue to cook and stir until vegetables begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Pour chicken broth into skillet, cover, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 3 more minutes.
  2. Mix water and cornstarch in a small bowl; stir into chicken mixture and cook until sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds to serve.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can serve this on its own as a side dish or over rice. You can substitute the vegetables for ones you favor or just add more to to recipe (broccoli, green peppers, carrots, etc...)

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 268 calories; 19.8 g fat; 12.1 g carbohydrates; 12.8 g protein; 18 mg cholesterol; 980 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Very tasty, great dish! Only change i made was to add some sliced red peppers and some dried red pepper flakes. Do not skip the whole almonds fried in the oil - these really give it the taste.

Most helpful critical review

Not much flavor, and I consider myself pretty lenient as far as blandness is concerned. Maybe if I would have added red pepper flakes like others had suggested then it may have been saved.

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Very tasty, great dish! Only change i made was to add some sliced red peppers and some dried red pepper flakes. Do not skip the whole almonds fried in the oil - these really give it the taste.

Very good! Add 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes Double the starch and water, bit more chicken stock More veggies

This is a good basic Chinese recipe. I used beef instead of chicken since that is what I picked up at the meat store today. I added the red pepper flakes as suggested - if I hadn't it would have...

Not much flavor, and I consider myself pretty lenient as far as blandness is concerned. Maybe if I would have added red pepper flakes like others had suggested then it may have been saved.

This recipe was awesome! I kinda strayed from the recipe a bit, but the end result was amazing! I didn't have peanut oil, so I substituted with sesame oil which gave it intense aroma and flavor....

Great basic recipe. I did omit the salt having made this before and it made it way to salty for my taste. For vegies I added carrots, cabbage, celery and onion. I also used white pepper as it ad...

Quite tasty and it is nice that you can add or subtract different veggies depending on what you have on hand

It was good, needed more taste, seemed to be missing something.

Top honors. We made this and loved it. Much to my shame, I was out of ginger (can you imagine?) So I used Chinese Five Spice. I always do my best to make the recipe exactly as the chef prescribe...