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Singaporean Almond Chicken

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Ingredients
  Red onion 1 , thinly sliced
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Dry sherry/Sherry vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
  Chinese five spice powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chicken thighs 12 Ounce, boned, skinned and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (375 Gram)
  Sliced mushrooms 1 Ounce, dried
  Corn flour 2 Teaspoon
  Cold chicken stock/Water 8 Tablespoon
  Tomato puree 1 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 4 Fluid Ounce (For Shallow Frying, 125 Milliliter)
  Whole blanched almonds 2 Ounce (50 Gram)
  Lean cooked ham 4 Ounce, cut into thin strips (125 Gram)
  Canned sliced bamboo shoots 8 Ounce, drained (1 Can, 250 Gram)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In a bowl, add onion, soy sauce, sherry or vinegar, sesame oil and five-spice powder. Whisk all together.
2) Place the chicken pieces and stir well.
3) Cover with a plastic wrap or lid and place inside refrigerator to marinate for 20-30 minutes, by turning the chicken occasionally.
4) In a jug, mix corn flour with 2 tablespoons of the stock or water to make a paste. Stir in the remaining stock or water and the tomato puree. Set aside.
5) In a saucepan with boiling water, cook the dried mushroom for about 10 minutes, according to the instructions on the drum. Drain water and place the mushrooms aside.

MAKING
6) In a wok, add vegetable oil to heat up until hot.
7) Shallow-fry the almonds to golden brown.
8) With a slotted spoon, remove the almonds on paper towel to drain oil.
9) Leave 1 tablespoon oil in the wok, and transfer the remaining in a bowl.
10) Pour in chicken along with marinade to stir-fry over a high heat for 2-3 minutes.
11) Stir in the corn flour mixture.
12) Bring the liquid to a boil by increasing the heat.
13) Continue stirring until the sauce turns thick and glossy.
14) Fold in mushrooms, ham and bamboo shoots.
15) Stir-fry all the ingredients for couple of minutes more until the chicken turns soft.

SERVING
16) In a serving plate, transfer the chicken preparation. Sprinkle fried almonds on top, just before serving hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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