Almond Chicken


Next  time I'll certainly use chopped almonds...whole ones turned out hard to bite. :D Serving above is for the little boy...I don't think my tummy would be satisfied with a little portion but I'm trying to cut down on rice....haaays. (FitYummyMummy is a must!)


Feel free to make adjustments...I'm not much into measuring exactly but this is the recipe I really calls for blanched almonds but I only had whole ones.


* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon cornstarch
* 2 teaspoons sherry
* 3 pounds chicken, skin removed, meat removed from bones and cut into bite sized pieces
* 1 1/2 cups peanut oil for frying
* 1 cup blanched almonds
* 1/3 cup sliced mushrooms
* 1/2 cup diagonally sliced bamboo shoots
* 1/2 cup diagonally sliced celery
* 1/4 cup thinly sliced onion
* 10 whole water chestnuts, thinly sliced
* 1/4 cup peanut oil
* 1/3 cup chicken stock


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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maiylah  – (January 6, 2011 at 5:28 PM)  

haven't tried almond chicken yet...but have seen it in some restaurant menus. same here, am trying to cut down on rice...ang hirap! ;P

Clarissa  – (January 6, 2011 at 5:32 PM)  

Thanks for the recipe,Mommy G!Would like to try this para maiba naman.At first I tought it was mani--lumalabo na nga ata ang mata ko lol!

Happy 2011 to you and your family,Mommy G!

FoodTripFriday  – (January 6, 2011 at 6:51 PM)  

Good thing you mentioned it's for your little boy, actually,akala ko nga sa pusa eh, sobrang konti kasi ng portion,parang isang subo lang, lol!

Cecile  – (January 6, 2011 at 10:00 PM)  

this food looks yummy; thans for sharig the recipe :-).

Clarissa  – (January 6, 2011 at 11:37 PM)  

re:yap,I prepared them all except for the cake,Mommy G^_^Thanks!

Luna Miranda  – (January 7, 2011 at 1:11 AM)  

looks like we were on the same wavelength. i cooked something similar before New Year. but mine was cashew nuts, and no bamboo shoots. i'm addicted to water chestnuts!

MommyLes –   – (January 7, 2011 at 1:38 AM)  

Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. Food looks delicious!

Adin B  – (January 7, 2011 at 1:52 PM)  

First visit! This really looks delicious. My husband and my little boy love chicken or anything with chicken and so am I. I think I might want to try this. Thanks for sharing! :)

Adin B

mona  – (January 12, 2011 at 12:23 AM)  

Thanks for sharing must try :)

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