Chicken Diced with Walnuts

Like this Chinese Walnut Chicken. There are two versions of walnut chicken you might be familiar with, a stir-fry with a very light but flavorful sauce and one with a white creamy sauce made out of mayonnaise or sweetened condensed milk.


  • 4 dried mushrooms
  • 4 oz shelled walnuts
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 lb chicken
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp sherry
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar


  1. Soak the mushrooms in hot water for 10 minutes.
  2. Chop the walnuts and fry in 2 tablespoons of the oil for 2 minutes.
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  4. Drain on absorbent kitchen paper to remove all traces of oil.
  5. Cut the chicken meat into small pieces, fry in remaining oil for 3 minutes over fierce heat, stirring all the time.
  6. Mix the cornstarch to a smooth paste with the sherry, soy sauce, salt and sugar.
  7. Add to the chicken and mix well.
  8. Drain the mushrooms and chop roughly, add to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the walnuts.

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