CHINESE ALMOND CHICKEN

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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Ingredients:

3 pound Chicken
1/3 cup Fresh mushrooms
3 tablespoon Soy sauce
1/2 cup Bamboo shoots -- cut diag
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Celery -- cur diag cut
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1/4 cup Onion -- cut in thin strips
2 tablespoon Sherry
10 whole Water chestnuts -- thin sliced
1 cup Blanched almonds or walnuts
1/3 cup Chicken stock
2 cup Peanut oil
 

Preparation / Directions:

*cleaned and skinned (or; for less work; **sliced lengthwise or 1 4 oz. can, drained. You can use deboned and skinned chicken breasts) >> Remove both light and dark meat from bones; cut in shreds. Smear with a mixture of soy sauce, salt, cornstarch and Sherry; set aside. Fry almonds or walnuts until golden in 1 1/2 cups hot oil. Pour off oil; drain almonds on a paper towel. Reheat pan; add 3 tablespoons oil. Saute vegetables for 1 minute; drain off oil and set aside. Heat 4 tablespoons oil; saute chicken for 1 minute. Mix in vegetables and stock; simmer 1 minute. Add almonds or >> walnuts. Serve with rice.


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