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Honey Almond Chicken over Basmati Rice

March 31, 2011

Photo by Gerik

It’s Dinner at Mom’s tonight.  Living close to some of my family is such a luxury.  Our children grew up with the grandparents living in the PacNW and saw them only once or twice a year.  As much as they loved their grandparents they never could enjoy those pop-in visits.   It was important to me to be close to my little munchkins and when we retired we are indeed very much in their lives.

Tonight we are having a recipe I used many times as a menu item for the college students as well as catering.  Such an easy meal but at the same time looks so classy.

Typically, I would use a breaded chicken-like patty produced by Morningstar Farms or Quorn.  Quorn makes a Herb and Garlic Chicken Cutlet but it seems to be hard to find in Columbia but substituting their chicken patties works well too.  If you aren’t a vegetarian, chicken paillard which I have breaded and crispy fried makes this recipe special.

Tonight I’m serving this special chicken recipe with one of my favorites, Lucca Pasta.  I’ve featured this recipe before but in case you missed it, check out my previous posts for the recipe.  Of course Basmati rice would be a wonderful accompaniment, too.

Honey Almond Chicken
Serves 8


Prepared chicken paillard

1 T. fresh garlic, minced
2 sticks butter
1 c. lemon juice, bottled is fine
1 T. fresh ginger
4 T. cornstarch

1 cup honey
3 cups corn syrup

8 oz. toasted sliced almonds
Sliced Green Onions, garnish

8 Crispy Fried Chicken Paillards or Quorn Crispy Chicken Patties (vegetarian option)
Cooked Basmati Rice

Instructions:  Combine the first 5 items on the ingredient list in a saucepan.  Once the cornstarch is incorporated, place pan on the heat and stir until thickened.  Add the honey and corn syrup.  Sauce may be made early and stored in the refrigerator until needed.

Fry the chicken or heat the Quorn Chicken Patties in the oven.  Slice the chicken choice (real or vegetarian) into long strips.

Gently toss the chicken strips with the heated honey sauce.  Place over rice and garnish with the toasted almonds and sliced green onions.  Serve extra sauce on the side if desired.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2011 2:28 pm

    That looks great. I love how the ingredients are fairly simple, but it plates up beautifully!

  2. April 3, 2011 8:58 pm

    Thanks, I always like simple because I’m more likely to make it.

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