Love one dish meals! This has lots of veggies and chicken. If you have everything lined up and ready to go in the wok, this comes together quickly. If you don't have a wok, you can use a really hot Dutch oven. I don't usually serve it over rice to save carbs, but I'm sure you can.
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons soy sauce (I use reduced sodium)
- 1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dry sherry
- 2 1⁄3 cups chicken breasts, diced (about 1 1/2 lbs)
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1⁄2 lb fresh snow pea, ends snipped
- 1 (8 ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained and chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
- 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1⁄2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 2 green onions, cut into 1 1/4 inch pieces
- Combine the first five ingredients in a large bowl; add the chicken and stir well. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle the cornstarch over the chicken mixture, stirring well. Set aside. (Use this time to chop vegetables).
- Pour 1 tbsp oil around the top of a preheated wok, coating the sides; heat at medium-high (325 degrees) for 1 minute.
- Add the celery and mushrooms and stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the snow peas, and stir fry 1 to 2 minutes. Add the bamboo shoots and water chestnuts, and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the vegetables from the wok; set aside, and keep warm.
- Pour the remaining 1 tbsp oil around the top of the wok, coating the sides; heat at medium high for 1 minute. Add the reserved chicken mixture; stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the vegetable mixture, almonds, and green onions, and stir fry 1 to 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Very tasty reicpe, but we do like a little sauce with our stir-fries (moisten the rice, dontchaknow) and, in the end, I added some jarred black bean sauce with the cornstarch and some water. Also added broccoli. Thanks.
Delicious! We loved this yummy almond chicken. It went together quickly (if you chopped and sliced everything beforehand) and was very easy to make. I used peanut oil instead of vegetable oil because that is my preferred oil for stir-fries. Also, because I served this over jasmine rice, I added a little bit of purchased stir-fry sauce at the end of the cooking time to give it a little more sauce. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. **Made for Culinary Quest - Suitcase Gourmets**
Very tasty. I used Costco Stir-Fry vegetable blend which had everything in it, plus a few more veggies. Made for CQ 14.