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)
8 water chestnut (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)
3 T soy sauce
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.


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

6 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
40 minutes