Tuesday 7 April 2015

Stir-fry Chicken with Almonds and Broccoli

This is a common stir-fry dish I often cook with variations using cashew nuts, almonds or peanuts.

So here's for our weeknight dinner ... Stir-fry Chicken with Almonds and Broccoli. Done in less than 15 mins of cooking time.

Stir-fry Chicken with Almonds and Broccoli
Ingredients :
Seasoning the meat :
300g chicken breast fillet - diced bite-sized
1 teaspoon cornflour
1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
1/2 teaspoon light soy sauce
Pinch of salt to taste
Marinate about 30 minutes (or overnight in fridge)

80g blanched almonds - lightly toast in preheated oven at 170°C for about 5 minutes. Set aside.

About 100g Broccoli florets

2 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1 small crushed finely chopped garlic

For sauce - mix well and set aside :
1 tablespoon light soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon cornflour
1 teaspoon sesame oil
4 - 5 tablespoons water (do adjust accordingly if you prefer for more or less gravy)

Method :
1) Cut the fillet into bite-sized and marinate with seasoning for about 30 minutes.

2) In a wok or frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil with medium flame. Lightly brown the ginger and garlic for a few seconds till fragrant.

3) Pour in the seasoned chicken stir-fry about 3 minutes. Toss in the broccoli and continue stir-fry for another 4 - 5 minutes. Add the sauce. Stirring until the liquid thicken and bring to a boil. Lastly add the almonds, giving a few quick stirring, off the flame and transfer to a serving plate. Served immediately with steamed rice.

Enjoy !

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Submitting this post to the event : Little Thumbs Up - April 2015 Theme Chicken organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Diana from the Domestic Goddess Wannabe 



  1. Hi Karen, This dish looks very delicious with chicken and almonds. I want to cook this for my family too. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  2. This looks yummy! So far I only add chicken/fish cake to the brocolli but use oyster sauce. I want to try this. Am sure the almond will add so much ummph to the dish! :)

    1. Hi LY,
      Do try. Added nuts like almonds, cashew nuts really give the dish some nice crunchy bite.

  3. Karen, that is one appetizing dish! My favourite broccoli and not-so-favourite chicken breasts with yummy toasted almonds! I think I can ea this by itself with no rice :)

    1. Hi Phong Hong,
      It's really tasty. This was one of my 'on diet' dishes many years ago. Yes a big bowl with no rice. Hee ..hee.. Feel free to use your fav chicken thigh ^-^!

  4. Hi Karen,
    I thought I left a comment last night!
    Or maybe I came over eat and left and thought that I have leave a comment... Hahahha!
    My kids love broccoli and this is the dish I'm going to cook tonight! Yum!

  5. Karen, this is such a classic and there is a good reason why it is so! YUMMY!

  6. Wow,this dish look yummy!


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