Chicken With Almonds

Chicken with Almonds

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 22 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
375 Calories
20g Fat
14g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 375
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 589mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 35g
Calcium 67mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Slivered almonds lend the final touch to this easy stir-fry recipe pairing chicken breasts with vegetables.


  • 1 pound chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • 1 can/8 ounces bamboo shoots
  • 1 cup snow peas ( or other green vegetables)
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 4 tablespoons oil (for stir-frying, or as needed)
  • 1/4 cup almonds (slivered toasted)
  • For the Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 green onion (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine (or dry sherry)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Pat the chicken breasts dry. Cut the chicken breasts into thin strips (it's easiest to do this if the chicken is partially frozen).

  3. Combine the chicken with the oyster sauce, chopped green onion, and cornstarch. Marinate the chicken for 20 minutes.

  4. While the chicken is marinating, prepare the sauce and vegetables. To prepare the sauce, combine the chicken broth, rice wine or dry sherry, sugar and soy sauce (a measuring cup works well for this). Set aside.

  5. Rinse the bamboo shoots under warm running water and drain.

  6. Heat a large wok over medium-high or high heat. When the wok is heated, add 2 tablespoons oil. Add the chicken. Stir-fry until the chicken turns white and is about 80 percent cooked through. Remove from the wok.

  7. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in the wok. Add the ginger slices and stir-fry until fragrant (about 15 seconds). Add the snow peas (or what other vegetables you are using). Stir-fry briefly, then add the bamboo shoots. Stir-fry for 1 minute.

  8. Add the sauce in the middle of the wok. Heat to bubbling. Add the chicken back into the wok and mix everything together, making sure the chicken is cooked before removing from the wok.

  9. Sprinkle with the slivered almonds before serving. Enjoy!