Veal or Chicken with Walnuts

An easy to make delicious chicken dish from Albania. The crushed walnuts add a lovely nutty flavor and texture to this dish. Simply flavored with minced garlic. I choose a chicken dish as the main, as many Albanians raise their own. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Albania
Keyword: chicken, walnuts
Servings: 4


  • 2 tbsp all-purpose plain flour
  • 15 finely crushed shelled walnuts 
  • 2  beaten egg yokes
  • 1 minced garlic clove 
  • 1/4 lb sticks butter
  • 2-3 lb Veal or Chicken meat cut up in 1" cubes 


  • Place the meat or chicken in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until tender.
  • Then remove the meat setting it aside in a dish while leaving the remaining juices in the saucepan.
  • In another saucepan, add the flour and sauté over heat until it becomes light brown in color (do not overcook!) and add the half a stick of butter.
  • Then, add the finely crushed walnuts, minced garlic clove, and the two egg yokes, stirring constantly.
  • Add the juices from the other saucepan and sauté until all the ingredients thicken.
  • Immediately remove from the heat to avoid solidifying the egg yolks.
  • Then fold in either the meat or chicken. Pan fry the remaining half stick of butter until brown and pour over the four servings.
  • Enjoy it.

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