Chicken with Walnuts

The crushed walnuts add a lovely nutty flavor and texture to this dish. Simply flavored with minced garlic.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Albania
Keyword: chicken, walnuts
Servings: 4


  • 2 Chicken, breast or thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped finely
  • 2 egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • ¼ lb 1 stick of butter, divided


  • Place the chicken or veal into a skillet and cook over medium heat until tender.
  • Remove the meat and set aside, leaving the remaining juices in the pan.
  • In a saucepan, add the flour and sauté over medium heat until it becomes a light brown color, making sure to not overcook.
  • Add in one half stick of butter.
  • Once melted, add the crushed walnuts, minced garlic, two egg yolks and stir constantly.
  • Add in the juices from the skillet and sauté until the ingredients thicken, taking care to not let the egg yolks solidify.
  • Add in the cooked veal or chicken.
  • Melt the other ½ stick of butter until a lightly golden brown.
  • Pour over the four servings.

Photo credit and inspiration: internationalcuisine