Stir Fry Almond Chicken

Stir Fry Almond Chicken

Stir-Fry Almond Chicken is a great classic chicken stir fry recipe with tasty Asian flavors. Green peppers, onions, and bamboo shoots make this a healthy chicken stir fry, while crispy almonds add some crunch!

Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 pound skinned, boned chicken
  • For Marinade:
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • For Stir Fry:
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 5 slices fresh ginger root
  • 3 green onions, chopped in 1-inch lengths
  • 1 green pepper, chopped in 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup whole bamboo shoots, diced
  • For Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup crisp almonds (see below)
  • For Crisp Almonds:
  • 4 cups oil for deep frying
  • 1 cup almond halves

Instructions

  1. Dice chicken into 1 inch cubes.
     
  2. Combine salt, pepper, cornstarch, soy sauce, and egg white in a medium bowl; add chicken & mix well. Let stand 30 minutes.
     
  3. Heat oil in a wok over high heat for 30 seconds. Add chicken to oil. Stir-fry for 30 seconds until very lightly browned.
     
  4. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon; drain well and set aside.
     
  5. Remove oil from wok except 2 tablespoons. Reheat oil over medium heat for 30 seconds.
     
  6. Add ginger, green pepper, onion, and bamboo shoots to oil. Stir-fry 1 or 2 minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender.
     
  7. Combine vinegar, soy sauce, wine, salt, sugar, and cornstarch  in a small bowl; mix well and add to wok. Bring to a boil.
     
  8. Add chicken to boiling sauce. Stir-fry until chicken is coated with sauce.
     
  9. Add crisp almonds; mix well and serve hot.

     

Crisp Almonds:

  1. Heat oil in a wok over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. Add almonds and stir 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
     
  3. Remove from hot oil and drain well on paper towels. Let stand 5 minutes before using.

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well i don't quite understand. do you deep fry almonds in 4 cups oil. Is this not excessive? Could you not just roast them in over or stir fry?

Hi nabrib 3950425 - If you'd prefer to make the crisp almonds on the lighter side, you could certainly roast them in the oven rather than frying them in the oil. Thanks for the suggestion! -Editors of RecipeLion

@Member 1049691: Thanks for catching this! I have updated the recipe and the instructions and ingredients should be much clearer now! Thanks again, -- Editor of RecipeLion

Which are the marinade ingredients and which are the sauce ingredients. The directions need to be clarified.

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