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Almond Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe
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Almond Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe

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"Almonds and water chestnuts add crunch to this speedy supper," writes Denis Uhlenhake. "It's great with frozen stir-fry vegetables, too," she says of the family favorite she serves at her Ossian, Iowa home.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce and 1/3 cup almonds; calculated without rice) equals 331 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 843 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry chicken in oil until no longer pink. Stir in the vegetables, broth and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice if desired. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Almond Chicken Stir-Fry in Quick Cooking September/October 2001, p34

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with reduced-sodium soy sauce and 1/3 cup almonds; calculated without rice) equals 331 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 843 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"I agree with the previous reviewer. The stir-fry sauce was very bland. I will make it again using a different sauce."

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2010

"This dish was very bland. The consistency of the sauce and all the veggies were great. Just needs more flavor."

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