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Easy Almond Chicken

September 24, 2011

Almond Chicken
Easy Almond Chicken

There are so many things to do in a day.  My days usually consist of lists.  I spend my days crossing things off my list and then creating new ones.  Some days the last thing I want to do is think about what to have for dinner.  Dinners aren’t really my thing.  I would much rather bake something, even if it is lasagne.  I love cooking but having to think about what to have for dinner sometimes can be time consuming.  I love quick and easy meals that don’t need a lot of fussing over.  This almond chicken is just that, fuss free, quick and easy!  Are you on board with me?  I hope so because this recipe may come in handy this weekend or next week when you are pressed for time and need something healthy but quick and let’s not forget super yummy!

Easy Almond Chicken


1/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoon  hoisin sauce
2 tablespoon  soy sauce
1 tablespoon  dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon  finely grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 small red onion
1 red pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
1 large bunch broccoli
1 tablespoon  vegetable oil
1/2 cup whole almonds, skin off and toasted
1 cup  coarsely chopped fresh coriander or basil (optional)

To Prepare the Easy Almond Chicken

In a small bowl, whisk orange juice with oyster and soy sauces, sesame oil, ginger and cornstarch until dissolved.  Slice chicken into long thin strips.  Slice onion in half lengthwise, then slice into long thin strips.  Slice red pepper into 1/2-inch strips.  Cut broccoli florets into bite-size pieces.  Peel stems, then slice into thin strips.  Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large, wide non-stick frying pan set over medium-high heat. Add almonds. Stir until lightly toasted, 2 minutes.  Remove to a plate.  Add half of chicken to pan.  Stir-fry until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.  Add to nuts.  Add another teaspoon of oil to the pan, then add the remaining chicken.  Stir-fry until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.  Remove when cooked to almond plate.

Add the remaining oil to pan, then add onion, red pepper and broccoli stems. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.  Add the florets.  Stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir the orange juice mixture, then  add it to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium-low.   Add the  nuts and chicken with any juices.  Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender, 2 to 3 minutes.  Stir in the coriander or basil, if using.  Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Easy Almond Chicken

Easy Almond Chicken

This dinner can be made in 15 minutes, awesome or what?!  If almond chicken isn’t your thing check out Healthy Sesame Chicken, which is also a quick dinner idea.

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones

One Comment leave one →
  1. September 24, 2011 5:58 am

    healthy food, i miss it so much.

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