Chicken with Walnuts

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Times Calendar Cookbook

By Katie Stewart

Published 1977

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Put the chicken carcass in a saucepan with a scant litre (1½ pints) water. Add a carrot, a small onion, a stick of celery, a few parsley stalks and a bay leaf. Simmer for about 1 hour and strain to make chicken stock for the recipe. The remaining stock can be used for soups.


  • 1 oven-ready chicken, about 1.25 kg/3 lb, cut into joints
  • 25


Trim the chicken joints neatly. Sauté the walnut halves in the oil for 3–4 minutes then lift out and set aside. Peel and chop the onion and add to the hot oil in the pan. Fry gently for a few moments until tender but not brown. Toss the chicken pieces in the seasoned flour and then add to the pan. Fry gently, turning the pieces of chicken occasionally, until they are brown on all sides.