Chinese Chicken Walnut Stir-Fry

Chinese Chicken Walnut Stir-Fry

Walnuts add a nice crunch to this hearty, one-dish meal that's great for a busy weeknight dinner.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3/4 pound chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, reduced sodium
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root, freshly grated, peeled (if desired)
  • 3/4 cup California walnuts, chopped
  • 1 (1 pound) bag stir-fry vegetables, mixed, thawed
  • Salt and pepper to taste, if desired
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 cups rice, cooked


  1. Cut the chicken into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in a large bowl and add the tomato sauce, soy sauce, cornstarch, sesame oil, and ginger root, if desired. Stir and toss until completely mixed. Set aside.
  2. Coat a wok or large skillet, preferably nonstick, with nonstick cooking spray and place over moderate heat. When hot, add the chicken mixture and stir constantly for 2 minutes. Add the walnuts and vegetables and stir constantly for 2 minutes more, or until the chicken is cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste, if desired.
  3. Transfer to a bowl or platter and sprinkle with the green onions.
  4. Serve over rice.