This recipe is one that I have been after for many years. It was written in a cookbook by my mom, then ripped out and placed in another, then it was misplaced and lost forever. One day, I was in the kitchen, about to fix up some Spicy Chicken Manchurian, when I decided I was going to attempt making Chicken with Almonds from memory. I vaguely remembered my mom making it, and with just half of the ingredients in mind, I began mixing and experimenting with sauces until I had my "Aha!" moment, and it was definitely worth the effort.
Chicken Chili Dry is one of the most popular Chinese dishes for a reason. It's dry, as the name suggests, but packs so much flavor. Each piece of chicken is coated in a thin crispy layer that absorbs all the flavored oil its pan fried in. I'm a garlic lover though and through, but the ginger in this Chicken Chili Dry is phenomenal. As always, this recipe is easy, quick and full of flavor. I always make double batch of this because I eat half of it while I'm getting ready to serve it.