Friday, September 18, 2009

Almond Breaded Chicken

A friend, H, was just telling me yesterday that she loves almond and tries to add almonds to her food whenever she can. Immediately, I thought of a chicken recipe in one of the cook books "Enjoy Chinese Cuisine" by Judy Lew. I found the recipe & prepared it for the 1st time :) There was a suggested gravy, but I skipped that. I just squeezed some mayo and cut a slice of fresh lemon to go with the chicken. I served the chicken with some leftover "salted vegetables duck" soup & stir-fried vegetables with white rice.


Almond Breaded Chicken

Recipe for Almond Breaded Chicken

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
oil for deep frying

Method:
1) Slice each chicken breast into halves so that it cooks easier. Sprinkle salt over the chicken.
2) Coat chicken breast with flour, then egg and finally the mixture of breadcrumbs & almond slices.
3) Deep fry the chicken till a nice golden brown.
4) Dish up & remove excess oil on kitchen paper.
5) Cut & serve immediately.
( You may want to keep the chicken hot & crispy in the oven by turning on the low heat)

Suggested Gravy:
1 cup chicken stock
2 tbsp corn starch
1 tsp mirin
1 tbsp soy sauce
Bring gravy to a full boil stirring constantly. You can either pour it over the chicken or serve it in another bowl as a dipping sauce.

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