Walnut Sesame-Seed Chicken


Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a single appetizer .
    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

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While Westerners usually use bread crumbs for a crunchy effect, the Chinese make more use of nuts. The following recipe makes wonderful finger food when cut fine after frying.


  • ¼ pound walnuts
  • 5 tablespoons unroasted sesame seeds
  • 1


Blanch the walnuts: pour boiling water over them and let them soak 5 minutes. Then peel off any brown skin. Rock-mince them until fine and mix them with the sesame seeds on a plate.

Freeze the chicken if you have the time; this makes cutting easier. Then slice the breasts crosswise into thin but wide pieces by tilting your knife to get a larger surface.

Put the chicken slices in