Chinese Almond Chicken is presented in a very easy to follow format and the end result is a dish that you will be proud to serve to either family or guests. With a dish like this you can prepare it the first time as shown below and then you can start using your artistic talents to present it differently. It goes well with cashew nuts, Macadamia nuts or even peanuts.
1 lb (450 grams) skinned chicken breast
1 cup vegetable oil
5 slices fresh ginger root
3 green onions, chopped to about 1″ (25mm) lengths
1 green pepper (capsicum / bell pepper) chopped as above
1/2 cup diced bamboo shoots
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp white pepper
1 tsp cornstarch (corn flour)
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 egg white
Seasoning Sauce Ingredients
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp dry sherry
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cornstarch
Dice chicken into 1 inch (25 mm) cubes.
Combine marinade ingredients, add chicken and mix well.
Let stand 1/2 hour.
Heat oil in wok, add chicken and stir fry until browned.
Remove chicken and drain well.
Stir fry ginger, onion, pepper and bamboo shoots for about 1 minute until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Combine ingredients for seasoning sauce in a small bowl, mix well and add to wok; bring to boil.
Add chicken to boiling sauce.
Stir fry chicken until coated with sauce. Add almonds, mix well and serve hot.
This Chinese chicken recipe serves 4.