Honey Walnut Chicken

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Creative Commons License photo credit: rore

Well, am always impressed with men who can cook and more so when it comes to something as exotic as Honey Walnut Chicken. Rishi who is based out of USA sent me over this recipe for my Walnut week. Check it out…
Boneless Skinless Chicken breasts – 1 kg
Walnut – 1 cup (halved)
Honey – 1 tsp
Ginger – 1 tsp (finely chopped)
Rice Wine – 2 tsp
Cornstarch – 1 tsp
Brown Sugar – 1 tsp
Dark Soy Sauce – 2 tsp
Garlic – 2 tsp  (coarsely chopped)
Green onions – ½ cup (Cut 2” long. Slit in half)
Green bell pepper – ½ cup (Cut 2” long thin.)
Chopped white onions – ½ cup
Chinese 5 spice powder – 1 tsp*
Mix fruit jelly – 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter – ½ tsp
Sesame oil – 1 tsp

  • Marinate chicken in ginger, rice wine, salt, cornstarch and Chinese 5 spice powder for atleast1 hr
  • Roast walnuts with a bit of butter.  Add honey and mix till dry
  • Prepare a mix of dark soy sauce, brown sugar and mix fruit jelly
  • In a pan, heat oil. Stir-fry chicken and keep separate
  • Add garlic and stir-fry
  • Add green onions, green bell pepper and white onions and stir-fry
  • Add cooked chicken and mix
  • Garnish with roasted sesame
  • Serve with fried rice or noodles

*The 5 spices if not available can be prepared at home. Combine schezwan pepper corns (if not available use normal pepper corns), star anise, cloves, cinnamon & fennel seeds and grind them to fine powder.

Thanks Rishi for sharing this fab recipe with us.

Meet Rishi

Rishi Menon is a software consultant. He dabbles in cooking and photography in his spare time. You can check out his portfolio here

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