Almond Chicken: the original Chinese recipe

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
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Chicken breast
500 g
Olive oil
as much as it is needed
2 cm of fresh root
White onion
Soy sauce
100 ml
Meat broth
100 ml

Chicken with almonds is a second course of Chinese cuisine consisting of small soft chicken pieces wrapped in a creamy sauce and characterized by a tasty mix of soy sauce, ginger and almonds. To cook it, you will need a wok.
Chicken with almonds is ideal for a dinner with friends, even a standing dinner, served alone or with basmati rice.

How to Make the Best Almond Chicken Recipe

Peel the ginger (1) and cut it into small cubes (2), then peel and slice onion (3) and garlic.

Clean the chicken breasts from any cartilage and bones, cut them into small cubes (4), flour them (5) and remove the excess of flour by sifting them (6).

In a non-stick frying pan or wok, add oil, heat it over a low flame, and add ginger (7), sliced onion (8) and finally garlic (9).

Toast the almonds in a small pot or in the oven. When the onion is browned, add the chicken (10) and let it brown too. Simmer with soy sauce (11), add a glass of chicken broth and then add the previously toasted almonds. Let it cook for a few more minutes over a slow flame, stirring often.

What to serve with chicken with almonds

You can eat chicken with almonds alone or you can serve it with white rice but – according to the most classical tradition – it would be perfect to serve it with basmati rice.

To make even more delicious the dish served with rice, do not overly dry the sauce you create during preparation. If you want to get more of it, you just need to increase the amount of soy sauce (not the salty one, though) and hot water.

How to store almond chicken

If put in hermetically sealed containers the chicken with almonds can be stored in a refrigerator for up to two days, and it can also be frozen but for no more than one month.

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