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Toasted Almond Stir-Fry

When you know those crunchy nuts on your fast-fix stir-fry have the power of reducing “bad” cholesterol and they’re calcium loaded – dinners appeal soars even more.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min

Ingredients

1/2 - 1 cup almonds, whole, unblanched
2 pinch cinnamon
2 pinch cumin
1 lb chicken strips
or
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
or
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 yellow or orange pepper
4 baby bok choy
4 green onion(s)
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
or
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp cornstarch
3/4 cups orange juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 - 1 tsp hot red chili pepper flakes
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp canola oil

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Toast almonds by putting in a large wide heavy-bottomed frying pan. (It will later be used for the stir-fry.) Place over medium heat and stir often until fragrant and just starting to brown, 7 to 10 minutes.Turn onto a plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon or cumin and toss.

  2. Prepare all ingredients before starting to stir-fry. Slice chicken, if necessary, into bite-sized 1/2 inch wide (1 cm) strips. Slice peppers into thin bite-sized strips. Trim bok choy, then slice in half. Rinse outer leaves to remove any grit. Then slice large pieces crosswise. Thinly slice the white part of the green onion and thickly slice the green portion. Stir teriyaki sauce with cornstarch until dissolved. Add the orange juice, garlic, hot pepper flakes and sesame oil.

  3. When ready to cook, heat oil in the frying pan over medium heat. Add chicken and stir-fry just until golden all over, from 3 to 4 minutes. Add the peppers and green onions and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Pour in the teriyaki mixture and stir constantly for 3 minutes. Add boy choy and continue stir-frying until it is cooked as you like, about 3 more minutes. Mix in half the almonds and spoon over rice. Then scatter with remaining almonds.

Nutrition Info

Per 370 g serving Amount
Calories360
Protein36 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Carbohydrate19 g
Fibre4 g
Sugar9 g
Cholesterol75 mg
Sodium460 mg
Per 370 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium29
Calcium20
Iron15
Vitamin A6
Vitamin C270
Vitamin B659
Vitamin B1224
Folate18
Zinc22