Mom's Chinese Walnut Chicken

Recipe by Lowfat Linda
READY IN: 25mins




  • 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.