This recipe for chicken almond ding is a stir fry full of chicken, veggies and crunchy almonds, all tossed in a savory sauce. The perfect healthy dinner that’s ready in a flash!
I make stir fry at least once a week, some of my favorites include teriyaki shrimp stir fry, honey garlic chicken stir fry and this fresh and delicious almond chicken.
I mentioned before that I’ve been on a health kick this summer. It’s pretty easy to eat healthy when there is so much amazing produce in season! Lately my favorite way to get my veggies in is a big stir fry, like this chicken almond ding. You’re probably wondering about the name of this dish – chicken almond ding isn’t a term you see every day! In fact, chicken almond ding is a type of Asian stir fry full of chicken, plenty of vegetables and toasted almonds, all in a light and savory sauce.
How do you make chicken almond ding?
I use chicken breast in this recipe, although chicken thighs would also work. The great thing about this dish is that it’s so easy to mix and match the vegetables – I used broccoli, snow peas, bell peppers and mushrooms here, but you can use whatever veggies your family likes best. Water chestnuts and Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds add a lot of texture and crunch.
I like to toast my Blue Diamond Almonds before I add them to my stir fry. You can toast your almonds in the toaster oven, regular oven, or simply in a dry skillet until they’re browned and fragrant. Watch carefully, as nuts can burn quickly!
The sauce for this chicken almond ding is a simple combination of ingredients that you probably already have on hand. I like to serve this dish over steamed rice – even my kids love it! It’s a healthy and fast meal that I feel good about feeding my family.
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More stir fry recipes
- Teriyaki Pork Stir Fry
- Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
- Pepper Steak Stir Fry
- Beef and Broccoli
- Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry
Chicken Almond Ding
- 1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 3 cups of assorted mixed vegetables such as small broccoli florets snow peas, bell peppers and sliced mushrooms
- 1 8-ounce can of sliced water chestnuts drained
- 1/2 cup Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds toasted
- 3/4 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- In a small bowl, whisk together the chicken broth, cornstarch, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar and hoisin sauce; set aside.
- In a large pan heat the oil over medium high heat. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper and add it to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and browned, about 3-5 minutes per side.
- Add the garlic to the pan and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the vegetables to the pan along with 2 teaspoons of water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp tender, approximately 4-5 minutes depending on the size of your vegetables. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the chicken broth mixture to the pan and turn the heat up to high and bring to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, or until sauce has thickened.
- Stir in the almonds and serve immediately, over rice if desired.
This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds.
This was the first time I’ve made this. The beautiful pictures and 5 star ratings brought me here, fortunately so! I made it x2 for my co-workers and it was huge hit in clinic today! Thank you for sharing!
I cant find hoisin sauce
What can I substitute for this?
Hoisin sauce can be found in the ethnic foods aisle of most grocery stores in the Asian section. You could substitute with teriyaki sauce.
I want to thank you for such a wonderful and easy recipe. I so love almond guy ding and your recipe is delicious. I am from Canada and used blanched almonds as the blue diamond almonds are not available here and I roasted them. I have made this recipe several times and am never disappointed. I have tried with various vegetables and still delicious . My husband also loves it and he has limited tastes….so thank you once again for sharing
This is the best recipe I’ve tried in a long time.
Served with Hot and Sour Soup.
Wonderful for the cold and windy day.
I have made this recipes many, many, many times with various veggies. it’s really delicious as a meal prep and can be re-heated. delish!
Looks yummy!, can’t wait to try it.
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Looks so good…survey complete, and thanks for the chance 🙂
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Love the recipe…will definitely try. Love the almonds in my green beans, too! Also took the survey.
How can it be that I’ve never heard of this dish before, it looks fabulous!
My wifey loves Chinese food. Sara your dish Excellent, healthy & easy.
Looks perfectly delicious and love the name 🙂
I filled out the survey
Love the recipe! I can’t get enough of Chinese food with almonds.
Great looking recipe! I’ll be doing the survey for you.
Stir fried are my favorite easy healthy meals! Can’t wait to try this one with the almonds!
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Looks good I always flunk at making Chinese dinners at hkme. This looks simple and tasty enough to put together without having to purchase the real stuff from a restaurant. Also survey completed hope I win since it will ‘ve my birthday when you close the survey lol
This makes my mouth water! I did the survey as I eat Blue Diamond wasabi almonds everyday in my salad!
Healthy looks pretty great if you ask me! The colors, the freshness, those plump almonds – all of the ingredients combine for a drool worthy meal that looks absolutely amazing. Another winner Sara – pinning and sharing 🙂