Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Diced Chicken with Walnuts Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 5-6





15 slices

2/3 cup




1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon


Seasoning sauce

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

1/2 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1/2 teaspoon

1 teaspoon


5 tablespoons

Chicken (boned) or 1 lb breast fillet

Green onion

Green pepper

Red hot pepper


Walnut halves (or cashew nuts)



Egg white

Cornstarch paste

Soy sauce



Soy sauce


Brown vinegar






Method :
  • Cut the boned chicken into pieces the size of a walnut half and mix thoroughly with the marinating ingredients. Let stand for at least 30 minutes.

  • Cut green onion into 1/2 inch long pieces. Cut green pepper, red pepper the same size as chicken and 2 slices of fresh ginger.

  • Now fry or crisp in oven 2/3 cup walnut halves. Set aside and prepare the seasoning sauce in a bowl.

  • Deep fry chicken in oil, that is not too hot (about 300oC). If the chicken pieces stick to each other the oil is too hot, lower temperature slightly. Fry for 1/2 minute.

  • Remove chicken and drain off oil from frying pan.

  • Put back only 2 tablespoons oil in pan and stir fry the ginger slices. Add green onion, stir quickly, frying for only a few seconds, then add the green pepper.

  • If you like a spicy hot taste, add the red pepper first then the chicken and seasoning sauce.

  • Stir until thickened and heat thoroughly turn off heat.

  • Add the walnuts and red pepper if it is used only for color. Serve hot.

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