How to make Braised Chicken with Walnuts -

By California Walnuts India.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Walnuts (अखरोट)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Braised Chicken with Walnuts

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Braised Chicken with Walnuts Recipe

  • Boneless chicken legs 500 grams

  • Walnuts California, toasted and finely ground 200 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onions chopped 1 1/2 medium

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Unsweetened pomegranate juice 300 millilitres

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon zest 1 teaspoon

  • Pomegranate pearls for garnishing

  • Fresh mint leaves for garnishing


Step 1

Take chicken in a bowl. Add salt and crushed peppercorns and mix well.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Place chicken pieces in it, in single layer, making sure sides of chicken pieces do not touch and sear for 4-5 minutes from all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Step 3

In the same pan, add onions and sauté on medium heat till golden.

Step 4

Add ginger-garlic paste, cardamom powder and cinnamon powder, mix well and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.

Step 5

Add ground walnuts, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 6

Add pomegranate juice, lemon juice and lemon zest, stir to mix and cook for 2 minutes.

Step 7

Add chicken, mix well and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 30-35 minutes or till the chicken is fully done.

Step 8

Remove the chicken from the pan

Step 9

Remove chicken from pan and cover to keep warm.

Step 10

Reduce the walnut sauce until it reaches the desired consistency. Add chicken, mix well and switch off heat.

Step 11

Transfer onto a serving plate. Garnish with pomegranate pearls and mint leaves serve immediately.

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