Chinese almond chicken


Hi everyone! Today I am sharing a really easy and delicious recipe. I made this a few weeks ago and decided then and there to buy myself a wok. I have yet to try this with a wok but even if you don´t have one, it is still sensational. Easy to whip up and looks beautiful on a plate.


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small strips or cubes
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 150g raw almonds
  • 200g chicken broth
  • 100g soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons corn flour
  • Olive oil or sunflower oil


  1. Put the pieces of chicken in a tupperware and pour the sugar and soy sauce over it. Cover it, give it a good shake and place it in the fridge for about three hours.

2. About 15 minutes before taking the chicken out of the fridge, toast the almonds in a pan. Just pour about half a tablespoon of sunflower oil in the frying pan and heat on low heat. Pour in the almonds and spread them evenly. They will start toasting fairly quickly so keep an eye on them. The smell of burnt almonds is awful so be careful! When they are ready, set them aside.

3. In the same frying pan, pour about a tablespoon of olive oil or sunflower oil and heat on medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and fry until transluscent. Set aside.

4. Take the chicken out of the fridge and drain the soy sauce mixture. Using the same frying pan as before, fry the chicken breast on low to medium heat. when you see that they are cooked through, add the vegetables and almonds and then pour in the chicken broth. Let it cook for about 15 minutes.

5. In a small cup, mix the cornflour and water. Add it to the pan and gently nix through. Leave it to cook another 10 minutes or so until the sauce thickens.

Serve hot by itself or with white rice. I will be taking this recipe to Fiesta Friday as well as to Jacques Kitchen in order to participate in the Theme Week. Do check out these blogs and join us!

Enjoy! xxxx Natascha



18 thoughts on “Chinese almond chicken

    1. Really? Thank you so much for letting me know. I have lots of gadgets and I was a bit concerned that I was going a bit bananas buying another one. I have used it a few times and the results have been great! Enjoy the rest of your weekend my firend and thanks again! xxxx

  1. Wow looks fabulous! Congrats on buying the wok, I had one for over 20 years that I adored, but it finally wore out. Now I have a modified wok-type skillet which works almost as good. 🙂

    1. Hi! thanks you so much! It was a breeze to make and was so good! I am happy with my new wok and I am wondering why I didn´t buy one before! I love how easy it is and pretty much mess free! (No loads of pots and pans!)Do you have a favourite wok recipe? xxxxxx

  2. Hola Natascha – muy bien! Excited to read that you are a Canadian living in Spain. I live in Kingston, Ontario and just embarked on Spanish classes. I look forward to reading more about your adventures. Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday. Hasta luego!

    1. Hi Lindy! Thank you so much! I just checked your blog and it really is lovely! I am positivelt starving after checking your recipes! 😉 Are you enjoying the Spanish lessons? ¡Que tengas un buen día y gracias de nuevo! xxxxxxxx

    1. Hi! Thank you so much for even noticing! Yes, life has been a bit hectic and things are calming down..finally! Hope all is well with you and have a great weekend! xxx

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