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Chicken with Walnuts

Pule Me Arra – Albanian Chicken with Walnuts

A quick and easy meal to whip up any night of the week, it can also be made with beef, veal or lamb as well.
Course Main
Cuisine Albania
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 831kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 2 lbs. Chicken breast or thighs, boneless and skinless, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped finely
  • 2 egg yolk beaten
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ lb. or 1 stick of butter divided


  • Place the chicken or veal into a skillet and cook over medium heat until tender.
  • Remove the meat and set aside, leaving the remaining juices in the pan.
  • In a saucepan, add the flour and sauté over medium heat until it becomes a light brown color, making sure to not overcook.
  • Add in one half stick of butter.
  • Once melted, add the crushed walnuts, minced garlic, two egg yolks and stir constantly.
  • Add in the juices from the skillet and sauté until the ingredients thicken, taking care to not let the egg yolks solidify.
  • Add in the cooked veal or chicken .
  • Melt the other ½ stick of butter until a lightly golden brown.
  • Pour over the four servings.


Calories: 831kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1156IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg