Almond Craisins Chicken Skillet

Almond Craisins Chicken Skillet

I think this is my favorite chicken recipe on this blog so far. I should probably check my recipe index before making such a statement, but I honestly can’t recall any recipe being as delicious as this one. This is a total winner. Just a few ingredients, ready in 20 minutes and oh gosh that taste!

I just want to clarify something before you go straight to the ingredient list. Yeah, you already did. But please bare with me. I totally agree, fish sauce smells disgusting. BUT you absolutely cannot taste it in the recipe. I mean, it sure adds a delicious flavor, otherwise it won’t be listed, but you can’t tell it’s fish sauce. It’s just…good, that’s all. I’m just saying in case you’ve never used fish sauce before. Don’t be intimidated, ok?

Almond Craisins Chicken Skillet

Almond Craisins Chicken Skillet


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Cal: 265.5 - Protein: 28g - Fat: 13g - Carbs: 8.8g - Fiber: 1.9g - Sugar: 3g


  • 2 large chicken breasts, cut into large cubes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (I swear it doesn't taste like fish!)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (I used 1 jumbo), minced
  • 2 tbsp craisins


  1. Combine chicken pieces, arrowroot and fish sauce in a bowl. Mix well to make sure all the chicken is well coated.
  2. Toast the almonds. Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add slivered almonds and stir constantly. After a few seconds, the almonds will start to brown and be fragrant. Remove from skillet and set aside. Be careful, the almonds can burn very quickly.
  3. In the same skillet, add olive oil. When hot, add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 to 7 minutes (depending on the size of your pieces) or until no longer pink on the inside and golden brown on the outside.
  4. Turn off the heat and stir in toasted almonds and craisins. Serve right away.

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  1. Susan says

    Another great-sounding recipe. I will try this one, but I’ll have to sneak the fish sauce by my husband because I know he doesn’t like it. But what he doesn’t know won’t hurt him, right? I trust what you say about the flavor.

    I’ve been making two of your chicken recipes pretty regularly that we both think are wonderful: the bell pepper, mango & red onion chicken, and the chicken stew with apples and cinnamon. So if the new one is that good, it will have to get in line on this list…

    • marie says

      I know what you mean Susan, I have to be sneaky with my boyfriend sometimes too ;) the chicken recipes you mention are one of my favs too, I’m glad you like them!

  2. says

    This looks wonderful Marie! I love craisins and almonds together, but I’ve never tried them with chicken. Your skillet chicken looks gorgeously glossy and charred. Yum! Thanks for the recipe :)

    • marie says

      Aww thank you Laura! this combo really is a winner, I love it! Made it several times since I posted it. Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Marie-Pier Proulx says

    This recipe looks wonderful and I sure want to try it! But I was wondering if arrowroot could be substitute?


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