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almond chicken on top of rice

Almond Chicken Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Almond Chicken is a quick and easy Chinese stir-fry recipe made with chicken thighs, almonds, veggies, all soaked in a savory sauce.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Almond Chicken, Almond Chicken Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 621 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

Stir-Fry:
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup zucchini halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken thighs boneless skinless - cut into 1" pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds halved or slivered
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch

Instructions

Stir-Fry:
  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes or until just softened.
  3. Add the zucchini, mushrooms, green bell pepper, ginger, and garlic to the pan. Cook stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until tender.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove the vegetable mixture from the pan and set it aside.

  6. Add the remaining oil and add the chicken in a single layer, without overcrowding the pan. If needed cook it in batches. Season with salt and pepper to taste and brown it for 3-4 minutes per side. it should be nicely browned and cooked through.
  7. Add the vegetable mixture back to the pan with the chicken and stir.
Sauce:
  1. Combine together all the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until cornstarch is dissolved.
  2. Pour the sauce mixture over the chicken stir-fry and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cook for a few minutes or until sauce is just thickened.
  4. Stir in the almonds, garnish with green onions and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Almond Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 621 Calories from Fat 441
% Daily Value*
Fat 49g75%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 1184mg51%
Potassium 748mg21%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 307IU6%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.