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Chicken and Almonds

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For sauce
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Soy sauce 2 Teaspoon
  Granulated sugar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1 Pinch
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
For stir fry
  Skinned boned chicken 3⁄4 Pound, uncooked
  Mushrooms 12 Small
  Chinese cabbage/Bok choy 1⁄2 Pound
  Water chestnuts 4
  Snow peas 1⁄4 Pound
  Diced bamboo shoots 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Diced celery 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vegetable oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Whole blanched almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fresh root ginger slice 2
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced

Sauce: In small bowl, mix half the stock with soy sauce, sugar and pepper; in separate bowl, combine remaining stock and cornstarch.
Set each aside.
Stir-Fry: Dice chicken, mushrooms, cabbage and water chestnuts into 1/4-inch (5 mm) cubes, keeping chicken separate.
String and trim snow peas.
Combine diced vegetables, snow peas, bamboo shoots and celery.
Heat wok over high heat until drop of water immediately sizzles into steam.
Add oil, heat and add almonds; stir-fry for about 2 minutes or just until golden.
With slotted spoon, remove almonds and set aside.
Pour off all but about 2 tbsp (25 mL) oil.
Reheat oil; add ginger and garlic and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add chicken, stir-frying for 2 minutes.
Add all vegetables and stir-fry for 30 seconds to coat evenly with oil.
Add soy sauce mixture; cover and steam for 2 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp and chicken is cooked through.
Stir cornstarch mixture; pour into wok and stir-fry, uncovered, for about 30 seconds or until ingredients are glazed.
Transfer to heated platter and serve topped with almonds.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Stir Fried
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 297 Calories from Fat 195

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.2%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 38.6 mg12.9%

Sodium 193.9 mg8.1%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.4%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g11%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A 39.5% Vitamin C 50.1%

Calcium 9.3% Iron 10.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chicken And Almonds Recipe