Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Adopted in the Great RecipeZaar Adoption of 2005. Hope to make and update soon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Marinate chicken for 20 minutes, drain and set aside.
  2. Mix chopped almonds with corn starch.
  3. Beat egg white and dip in chicken.
  4. Preheat oil to 350F in a deep fryer or large saucepan.
  5. Roll chicken pieces in cornstarch mixture and deep fry until golden brown.
Most Helpful

Made this exactly to recipe specifications. Did double the almond and cornstarch mixture and was glad I did otherwise I wouldn't have had enough. Served it with Mean Chef's Perfect Rice Everytime #53520. Made some chicken gravy also so it was like the almond chicken in Chinese restaurants. Very good, although with the deep frying, I would eat it in moderation.

Susang October 13, 2007

The recipe doesn't tell you how thickly to slice the chicken - as a result, I sliced mine pretty thinly, and quickly ran out of the coating. I got a few nicely coated and cooked pieces, though, and got an okay photo of them which I've uploaded. I think that using a food processor to finely chop the almonds could be a good idea. If you don't chop them finely enough, they won't stick well. The marinade could use some more flavor. I think that some minced green onion and garlic would help. And freshly ground black pepper. The recipe is good. I think with more edits and additional flavor it could be a 5-star recipe! :)

Julesong May 22, 2005