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Almond Chicken and Chow Mein

March 26, 2017

When I’m tired my favourite go to take out food is Chinese food! I love it! We have found the most delicious Chinese food here in a little hole in the wall. My hubby and I order a meal for 2! We get almond chicken, beef and broccoli and chicken chow mein! I often crave their almond chicken, but I know it isn’t good for us, so I try to keep it as a treat! This creation of mine is a healthy version of almond chicken and it was a great success! The chow mein recipe I made came from my new cookbook The Weekend Cook. It was super yummy! Serve with your favourite veggies! I recommend beans or broccoli.

Almond Chicken and Chow Mein
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

A delicious and healthier take on some of my favourite take out dishes.

Course: Chicken, Main Course
Cuisine: asian
Servings: 2
  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 1/2-1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of almonds ground
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
Chow Mein:
  • 8 oz dried medium Chinese egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 6 scallions chopped (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Ground 1 cup of almonds using a food processor. Keep note that the almonds will start to form a paste. Mix the almond paste with the panko breadcrumbs. Use your fingers to break apart any chunks of almond paste. Put almond breadcrumbs into a pie plate.
  3. Melt butter in the microwave. Brush a side of the chicken breast with butter and place the buttered side of the chicken onto the breadcrumbs. Butter the other side of the chicken breast and flip over to cover the other side. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the other chicken breasts. With any extra bread crumbs sprinkle on top of the chicken to cover any "bald" spots.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, flip and then bake for another 15 minutes or until fully cooked.
Chow Mein:
  1. Cook noodles according to package instructions.
  2. In a large frying pan or wok, heat oil, add the garlic, bell peppers, scallions, and bean sprouts. Stir fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the noodles and toss so they don't clump. Stir fry for 5 minutes. Pour the soy sauce and sesame oil on top and make sure that all the noodles are evenly coated.
  4. ENJOY!
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