Chinese Walnut Chicken
|Whole chicken breasts||4|
|Soy sauce||2 Tablespoon|
|Cooking oil||5 Tablespoon|
|Coarsely chopped walnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Smoked ham||1 Cup (16 tbs), diced in 1/2-inch squares (About 4 Slices Packaged Variety)|
|Hot chicken broth||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Bone breasts, discarding skin; or have butcher do it.
Press with hands to make of uniform thickness.
Cut in 1 1/2-inch squares.
Mix cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the pepper, sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons oil.
Add chicken and stir to coat evenly.
Saute walnuts until golden in 1 tablespoon oil.
Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Heat remaining oil, add chicken mixture and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Add ham and walnuts and stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
Stir in remaining soy sauce and broth, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan.
Cook for 1 minute longer.