Recipe by Lowfat Linda
This is a dish my mom has been making forever. It is very tasty and appeals to all. We only serve this dish occasionally as it is pretty high salt -- although it is probably lower in sodium than anything you would get at a Chinese restaurant. You should adjust the garlic and ginger to your taste as my mom has never measured how much she uses. We usually serve this with brown rice and a couple of vegetables (a green and an orange so that the table is aesthetically pleasing).
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 pinch sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped or broken into large pieces
- 3⁄4 cup water, warm
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
Directions See How It's Made
- Make sure to start your rice before starting the Walnut Chicken!
- Cut chicken into half-inch pieces.
- Mix 3 T cornstarch, 2 T of the oil and 2 T soy sauce in the bottom of a large bowl (add more soy sauce if needed, until the cornstarch is smooth and semi-liquid).
- Add the sugar, garlic and ginger powder and mix.
- Add the chicken and stir to coat. Put aside.
- Heat 1 T oil in a large frying pan. Fry the walnuts until they are golden brown. It takes a while to get the nuts up to temperature, but then they brown very rapidly.
- Move the walnuts to a separate bowl.
- Put the chicken in the heated frying pan and stir-fry for a couple of minutes, until the pieces are separated.
- Add the nuts to the chicken and stir-fry for a couple more minutes.
- Add the warm water and 1/2 C of soy sauce to the pan and stir to make a sauce.
- If more sauce is desired, just add additional water and heat.
- Serve hot with rice.