Almond Chicken Bites

A, A! Long time no see! How allyuh goin? I fine well thanks…..Today I have an exquisite almond chicken bites recipe that I learnt while doing some cooking classes. Much credit goes to my mentor for this one and, by the looks of it, you know it is going to taste goooood. Anyway, I’ve been meaning to post,  but things get in the way and you have to leave stuff undone or halfway done to attend to more important matters at the time, so I hope you all understand.

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Add Pizzazz to Your Sunday Lunch With This Almond Chicken Bites

The almond chicken bites are absolutely wonderful for any occasion. When I made these everyone liked them and wanted the recipe so today I’m pleased to share it on the site. It is simple and straightforward; nothing fancy. Just good ole Trini cooking. Enjoy!

 Almond Chicken Bites Recipe

Almond Chicken Bites, Simply Trini Cooking


4 chicken breasts, boned and skinned
3 tbsp. rice cooking wine
4 tbsp green seasoning
2 tbsp. + 4 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sugar
3/4 cup ground almonds
1 egg
salt to taste
4 -5 lettuce leaves, shredded (this will form the bed when serving the chicken)
oil for deep frying




  Cut chicken breasts into 3 x 1 inch strips and place  in a bowl.






 Season chicken with green seasoning and salt. Toss.







 Combine rice cooking wine, 2 tbsp cornstarch, sugar, and soy sauce.  Place strips into bowl and toss.

Cover with a plastic wrap and leave to marinade for an hour.


 In another bowl combine 4 tbsp cornstarch with the ground almonds.




 Place egg in a bowl and beat lightly.


  Dip the chicken strips in egg….




 ….then in the almond mixture. Set aside for 10 minutes.


Heat oil in a deep pot. Deep fry for 3 minutes, or  until golden brown.

Remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

Serve on a bed of lettuce with sweet and sour sauce or plum sauce.

Note: I opted for the plum sauce since I am almost addicted to it now lol!!.. Almost addicted. There’s still hope for me lol!! :)


See you soon with another scrumptious trini recipe. Of course tell me you think about the almond chicken bites in the comment box below.

Ah gone :)

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14 Responses to Almond Chicken Bites

  1. Meshack Joseph May 5, 2013 at 11:59 am #

    awesome recipe

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes May 5, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    These almond encrusted chicken bites look so crunchy and fingerlickingly delicious.

    • Felix May 5, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

      They certainly are Angie :)

  3. Naseem Moha'd May 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    HUmm must try that …

  4. Hazel Cummings May 5, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    This I will try…I love almonds. Thanks Felix….

  5. Denise Thomas May 6, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Can I do this with fish.if yes.what kind?

  6. Rosslyn Trinbago Lashley May 6, 2013 at 9:24 am #

    Looking good

  7. Simply Trini Cooking May 6, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    I prefer to use a firm fish like white fish

  8. Reena Gopaul-Panchorie May 6, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    This looks yummy….gonna try it out this week. Nice work as always :)

  9. Denise Thomas May 6, 2013 at 10:28 am #


  10. Wendy-ann Alexander May 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    no nuts for me especially almond lol

  11. KayVeeBee June 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Could these be baked somehow? Trying to watch my calories, but man o man, these look delish!

    • Felix June 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

      I guess you could if you try an oven fried version using less oil. If you’re doing it plain baking my only concern is getting that crisp outer layer that gives it its crunch.

  12. Debora Alexis December 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Love it thanks <3

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