Chicken with Walnuts

A delicious chicken recipe cooked with a mixed capsicums, mushrooms and walnuts. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Chicken with Walnuts

Main Ingredients Boneless chicken breasts, Walnut kernels
Cuisine Chinese, , , ,
Course Main Course Chicken
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Chicken with Walnuts

  • 400 grams Boneless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup Walnut kernels roasted
  • 1 Egg
  • 6 tablespoons Cornflour/ corn starch
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • for deep-frying Oil 3 tablespoons +
  • 4-6 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2-3 Dried red chillies broken into 2 pieces
  • 1 medium Onion cut into 1 inch pieces, layers separated
  • 1 stalk Celery cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4-6 Button mushrooms quartered
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • 1½ cups Chicken stock
  • ½ medium Green capsicum
  • ½ medium Red capsicum
  • ½ medium Yellow capsicum cut into 1 inch pieces


  1. Put egg, four tablespoons cornflour, salt and one tablespoon soy sauce in a bowl and mix. Add chicken pieces and set aside, to marinate, for half an hour.
  2. Mix remaining cornflour in one cup of water.
  3. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep-fry marinated chicken for two to three minutes. Drain on absorbent paper.
  4. Heat three tablespoons oil in a non-stick wok. Add garlic and red chillies and saute for half a minute. Add onion, celery, button mushrooms and all the capsicum pieces and continue to saute for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add remaining soy sauce, sugar, chicken stock and salt and mix. Bring the mixture to a boil and stir in the cornflour mixture. Cook on medium heat, stirring continuously, for a minute or until the sauce starts to thicken.
  6. Add fried chicken and walnut kernels and continue to cook for a couple of minutes on high heat, tossing and turning continuously.
  7. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1770
Carbohydrates 27.4
Protein 136.6
Fat 123.8
Other Fiber Riboflavin- 1.1mg