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Almond Boneless Chicken (War Su Gai)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts cut into chunks no bigger than 2"

Marinade

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce

Batter

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon green onion finely diced
  • 1 egg large
  • 2-3 tablespoons water or as needed to form a smooth batter

Gravy

  • 2-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with enough water to make a slurry

Other

  • oil as needed for deep-frying
  • 1/4 cup almonds finely chopped

Instructions

Chicken

  1. Coat the chicken with salt, pepper and oyster sauce.

  2. Refrigerate while preparing the remaining items.

Batter

  1. Combine the flour, cornstarch, and baking powder in a bowl and mix well.

  2.  Add the egg and stir until batter is smooth.

Frying

  1. Heat the oil to 375 C. 

  2. Working in small batches, coat the chicken in the batter and carefully place in the oil. If you place too much chicken in at once, it can cool the oil down too much. 

  3. Cook for 5-7 minutes and then turn the chicken over; cook for another 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown. 

  4. Remove the chicken from the oil and drain on paper towels.

Recipe Notes