Almond Chicken Recipe

Almond Chicken - tender and juicy chicken stir-fry with almonds, peas and carrots in Chinese brown sauce. So good and much better than takeout.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Almond Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 473 kcal


  • 12 oz. skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • 1- inch piece ginger, peeled and sliced into pieces
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas or snow peas
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots, sliced into pieces
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Brown Sauce:


  1. Rinse the chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut the chicken into bite-sized cubes. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and add the corn starch. Mix with a spoon so each piece of the chicken is coated well with the corn starch. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients in the Brown Sauce together. Set aside.
  3. Heat up a wok or skillet on high heat with the oil. Add the ginger and stir-fry until aromatic, follow by the chicken. Stir fry the chicken fry until the surface turns white. Add the sugar snap peas, baby carrots and almonds. Stir to combine well.
  4. Add the Brown Sauce into the wok or skillet. Stir to combine well with the chicken. As soon as the sauce thickens and the chicken is cooked through, dish out and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

If the sauce is too thick, add a bit water to loosen it up during the stir fry.

Nutrition Facts
Almond Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (2 people)
Calories 473 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 975mg42%
Potassium 948mg27%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 4995IU100%
Vitamin C 32.3mg39%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.