Apps & Snacks

Chicken Dumplings


Posted: January 5

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 30 servings

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Chicken Dumplings are a staple in Asian cuisine. Filled with chicken and fresh vegetables, with a delectable range of seasonings, Chicken Dumplings will always leave you wanting more. You can actually make these in less than an hour and there are plenty of them so you can eat them to your heart’s content. Make sure you have plenty of soy sauce for dipping!


Ingredients

1 pound ground chicken
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup cabbage, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
2 tablespoons water
1 (10 ounce) package pot sticker or gyoza wrappers
cabbage leaves, for steaming
reduced-sodium soy sauce, optional, for serving

Directions

Step 1

Place the chicken, green onions, cabbage, cilantro, ginger root, salt, and Chinese five-spice powder in a food processor.

Step 2

Cover and process until finely chopped.

Step 3

Add the water.

Step 4

Cover and process until the mixture is fully blended.

Step 5

Place 1 tablespoon of chicken mixture in the center of 1 wrapper. Keep the remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel as you work to prevent them from drying out.

Step 6

Moisten the edges of the wrapper with water.

Step 7

Fold the wrapper over filling to form a semicircle, then press the edges firmly to seal, pleating the front side to form 3-5 folds.

Step 8

Holding the sealed edges, stand each dumpling on an even surface, pressing to flatten the bottom.

Step 9

Repeat this process with the remaining wrappers and filling.

Step 10

Cover the dumplings with plastic wrap.

Step 11

Line a steamer basket with 4 cabbage leaves.

Step 12

Arrange the dumplings in batches 1-inch apart over the cabbage.

Step 13

Place the steamer basket in a large saucepan over 1 inch of water.

Step 14

Bring the water to a boil.

Step 15

Cover and steam until a thermometer inserted into the dumplings reads 165 degrees F, about 10-12 minutes.

Step 16

Discard the cabbage and repeat the steaming process with the remaining dumpling batches.

Step 17

Serve with soy sauce.


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