Chinese Almond Chicken Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 35 mins

Chinese Almond Chicken

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"Hope this helps! Tender chicken, vegetables, and fried almonds, bathed in a soy based sauce, tastes just like a Chinese restaurant favorite."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Mix the soy sauce, salt, cornstarch, and sherry in a large bowl. Stir in chicken; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Heat 1 1/2 cups of the peanut oil in a large, deep skillet. Fry almonds in the oil until golden, about 1 minute. Drain fried almonds on a paper towel.
  3. Drain all but 3 tablespoons of oil from the skillet. Stir in the mushrooms, bamboo shoots, celery, onion, and water chestnuts. Cook and stir vegetables for 1 minute. Remove from skillet.
  4. Heat 1/4 cup oil in the skillet. Cook and stir the marinated chicken in hot oil until no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in cooked vegetables, chicken stock, and reserved soy sauce mixture; simmer until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in fried almonds before serving.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • For quicker prep, use skinless, boneless chicken breasts. Try using walnuts instead of almonds for a nice change.
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Reviews More Reviews

Nov 12, 2009

I am always in search of a good recipe for Chinese food, but this one is disappointing. It totally lacks flavor, and the proportions aren't right. It needs less chicken, less oil, and more vegetables and seasonings. The fried almonds were okay, but I think some other nut (like cashews) would have provided more flavor. I won't be making this again; it needs more than just a few alterations.

 
Sep 16, 2011

I think this is a great recipe! We get so used to the artificial, additive/preservative-laden junk served in restaurants that we forget what real, fresh food tastes like! The second time I made it, I did cut down on the chicken a bit, used less oil as well as a healthier oil and added some broccoli, carrots, garlic and more onion--delicious!

 

6 Ratings

Nov 09, 2009

I was very disappointed in this receipe. The only change I made was no sherry because I did not have any. I used chicken broth. The receipe says to also use the soya sauce at the end, yet there is no other soya except that which was used in the marinade and I would not use that. The indgrideants tasted good but it had no flavour as there are no herbs or spices. I will try to doctor it and make it again.

 
Oct 27, 2010

This is a good recipe for chinese almond chicken.

 
Oct 22, 2013

I LOVE this recipe!! It is simple and tasty. I didn't have enough peanut oil so I combined vegetable oil with peanut oil, but that didn't matter. My dad is my biggest culinary critic, and he said it was great! Better than our local Chinese restaurant. Used the liquid from bean sprouts instead of chicken broth. Good for Tofu, too!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 522 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.9 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 38.6 g
  • 59%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 35.8 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 847 mg
  • 34%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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