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Ho t'ao chi ting (walnut chicken)

A delicious sample of oriental cooking. Walnut chicken is surely to be liked by everyone.


1 c onion (cut)
2 c walnut (shelled, about 1/2 lb walnuts)
1 lb chicken ( boneless and skinless meat, cut into cubes)
3⁄4 t salt
1 c bamboo shoot (cut into cubes)
1 c celery (cut)
2 T wine (rice wine or dry sherry)
1 t sugar
1⁄4 c broth (best chicken broth)


  1. Cube the bamboo shoots, celery, onion, and water chestnuts.
  2. Sauté slightly in oil. Remove from the pan.
  3. Brown walnuts, blanched in deep oil, remove and drain.
  4. Dredge uncooked chicken, cut into cubes, with salt, corn starch, soy sauce, sherry and sugar.
  5. Heat pan, add 3 tablespoons oil and sauté the dredged chicken until tender.
  6. To the chicken, add the soup stock, heat thoroughly.
  7. Distribute food on a serving tray. Serve hot.
Total time
40 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
6 servings


If you want to get rid of the bitterness of the walnuts. cover them in cold water and boil for 3 minutes. Drain immediately.


Chinese cuisine.

moderate, stir fry
poultry, main course, dinner
Chinese food recipes
Food in Asia