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Al And Tipper Gore's Chinese Chicken with Walnuts

Al And Tipper Gore's Chinese Chicken with Walnuts Al And Tipper Gore's Chinese Chicken with Walnuts

A great healthy chinese chicken. The heart-healthy walnuts add a great taste and texture to this low in fat dish.













Trans-fat Free, Low Carb


6 chicken breasts
halves, boneless and skinless
2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce, tamari
1 ½ tablespoons water
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons sherry
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon ginger
fresh, grated
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons peanut oil
2 medium green bell peppers
cut into 3/4-inch pieces
4 scallions, spring or green onions
diagonally sliced into 1 inch pieces
cup walnuts


Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces and set aside.

Mix the soy sauce and water, then blend into the cornstarch; stir in the sherry, sugar, ginger, red pepper, and salt.

Preheat a wok or large skillet over high heat; add 2 teaspoons of peanut oil.

Stir-fry the green peppers and onions for 2 minutes and remove.

Add the walnuts and stir-fry for 1 to 2 minutes until golden brown. Remove.

Add the rest of the oil and stir-fry half of the chicken for 2 minutes.

Return all the chicken to the wok and stir in the soy mixture. Cook and stir until bubbly.

Stir in the vegetables and walnuts, cover and cook for 1 minute.

Serve with or over rice.

Editor's note:

Serve this over rice and you'll cut the percent of calories from fat.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Greatly improved by adding minced garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil to the sauce.

over 11 years ago


Oh, this sounds delicious! Another must try recipe :)

over 11 years ago

Like Maerene, I also found this recipe about 30 yrs. ago in a magazine, and it still appeals to us today. I've even made it without the sherry, and it turned out just fine. Pass this one along to your kids when they move out on their own.

about 11 years ago

Use Xianxing wine instead of sherry for more authenticity, and yes it'll turn out great without that extra layer of flavor from the sherry or wine if you can't be bothered to add it. Add some garlic and it'll help bring the flavors together.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 162g (5.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 22738% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 570mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 59g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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