After sharing a bunch of chicken recipes, today I am here with another one. Today, I will show you the honey walnut chicken recipe.
Honey and walnuts are two of traditional Chinese chicken recipes’ most commonly used ingredients. Combined, they complement the flavors perfectly, so I thought of trying it once. This dish is healthy and delicious enough to eat as an appetizer, side dish, or snack. It’s also a good option for your next get-together party, picnic, or celebration.
And as far as it’s about the difficulty, the recipe is very simple. We will toss the fried chicken and sauteed walnut in honey sauce, and it is ready to serve. Plus, if you want, you can also oven-bake or use an air fryer to fry the chicken. This will make the dish more health-friendly.
Let’s scroll down and learn the simple steps to make nutty flavory chicken at home.
Tips and Tricks
- If you don’t want to add white sugar to walnuts, add one tablespoon of maple syrup or an extra tablespoon of honey.
- You can add one teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the sauce or season the chicken if you want the dish to taste sweet and spicey.
- After coating the chicken cubes, don’t forget to shake them to remove excess coating.
- While frying, keep enough space between the chicken cubes, so they don’t stick with each other.
- If you want a little sauce to remain, you can remove the pan just after you add the chicken and walnuts. And pour the sauce on the top while serving.
How To Store Honey Walnut Chicken
Storing honey walnut chicken is super simple. And you can store it in a few ways.
If you have some leftovers, let them come to room temperature, and then transfer them into an airtight container. Leave the container in a kitchen drawer or cabinet if it’s about only a few hours. But for more time, store it in the refrigerator. Avoid keeping it in a warm place or countertop.
In the frozen process, you can store the chicken after coating or frying in both situations. Transfer them to a ziplock bag or an airtight container and store them in the fridge.
Store the caramelized walnut and sauce in separate containers in the same way. But try to avoid storing the sauce to its real flavor, and fragrance.
But if you have mixed everything, I will recommend not thinking about storing it in the fridge but refrigerator. And finish it before 3 days pass.
Health Benefits Of Honey Walnut Chicken
Walnut honey chicken can fuel your body’s energy levels while delivering satisfying flavors. It’s an easy and delicious way to get nutrition on the go!
Honey and walnuts are such an effective duo in their ability to promote antioxidant activity. Honey contains high levels of polyphenols, while walnuts are chock full of flavonoids. When these two ingredients combine, they form potent antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals. This makes honey walnut chicken one of the best sources for promoting healthy joints and reducing inflammation.
Additionally, honey contains antimicrobial properties, which help to keep your digestive system clean and healthy. While walnuts are a great source of healthy fats and are high in omega-3 fatty acids. And the sugar content present in these nuts help to satiate hunger and regulate your appetite throughout the day.
6 servings per container
Serving Size1 servings
- Amount Per ServingCalories115
- % Daily Value *
- Cholesterol 38mg 13%
- Sodium 16mg 1%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Protein 9.65g 20%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Chicken with honey walnuts is full of goodness that will keep your taste buds happy!
In today’s honey walnut chicken recipe, chicken is perfectly fried until crisp but not too dry or greasy. Honey and walnut flavors provide the perfect balance of sweetness and savory flavors, making them appealing to both young and old palates.
I have shared the simplest version of this dish. By following my instructions above, even beginners can make perfectly crisp yet sticky walnut chicken on the first try.
Last Updated on January 16, 2023 by Lindsay G. Cabral
I'm Zoey, and I love to cook.
I make all my meals at home, which means that every day is a new adventure. I have no idea what I'll be cooking that day—it could be anything from pancakes to lasagna to kabobs to chicken soup—but it always turns out delicious.