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Spicy Almond Chicken

Recipe by: Shereen Pavlides (@CookingwithShereen)



Serves: 4
  • 5 tablespoons avocado oil - divided
  • 5 garlic cloves - 3 cloves, finely grated; 2 cloves, minced - divided
  • 1/2 inch ginger root - peeled, 1/2 finely grated, 1/2 minced - divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken tenders - sliced lengthwise
  • Kosher salt / fresh finely ground black pepper
  • 4 green onions - sliced; whites and dark greens - separated
  • 2 to 4 birds eye chiles - split
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1/4 cup smooth almond butter
  • 3 tablespoons chicken stock
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons whole roasted, toasted chopped almonds
  1. Add 2 tablespoons oil into a large bowl. Stir the grated garlic and grated ginger into the oil. Add the chicken and toss until evenly coated. Set aside at room temperature to remove the chill, about 20 minutes, while prepping the remaining ingredients.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper all over.
  3. Heat a wok or 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add 2 tablespoons oil and heat it, 30 seconds.
  4. Working in two batches, add half of the chicken and stir fry until lightly golden on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat the remaining chicken.
  5. Chefie Tip: if you add all of the chicken at once, it’ll steam and not brown
  6. Reduce the heat to medium and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, whites of the green onions and chiles. Stir fry until you can smell the gálick, 30 seconds.
  7. Add the soy sauce and mirin and cook until reduced by one-third, about 30 seconds. Add the almond butter and chicken stock, immediately remove from the heat and whisk vigorously until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  8. Return the chicken and toss to evenly coat with the sauce.
  9. Transfer to a medium serving platter. Garnish with the dark green onions, because you’re fancy! And sprinkle chopped almonds over top, because you’re extra fancy!
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Calories (kcal) 522.94
Total Fat (g) 32.93
Saturated Fat (g) 4.44
Trans Fat (g) 0
Cholesterol (mg) 124.17
Sodium (mg) 1057.81
Total Carbohydrate (g) 11.96
Dietary Fiber (g) 2.95
Total Sugars (g) Includes 0.50g Added Sugars 5.24
Protein (g) 44.04
Vitamin E (mg) 2.23
Magnesium (mg) 75.83
Vitamin D (mcg) 0
Calcium (mg) 75.63
Iron (mg) 2.01
Potassium (mg) 842.69
Did you know?

In addition to almonds being a delicious ingredient in our recipes they’re also heart healthy, gut healthy, and full of vitamins and nutrients - explore Health & Nutrition to learn more. Not only that, almond farmers are dedicated to sustainability - find out how they’re Growing Good.