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Asian Chicken Dumplings Recipe

Asian Chicken Dumplings Recipe

To celebrate my two daughters' Chinese heritage, we occasionally make Chinese food, especially around traditional Eastern holidays like Chinese New Year. I took a traditional pork dumpling recipe and modified it using ground chicken so that we can have them any time, not just holidays. —Joy Olcott, Millersville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min./batch YIELD:32 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 package (10 ounces) pot sticker or gyoza wrappers
  • Cabbage leaves
  • Reduced-sodium soy sauce

Directions

  • 1. Place the first seven ingredients in a food processor; cover and process until finely chopped. Add water; cover and process until blended.
  • 2. Place 1 tablespoon chicken mixture in the center of one wrapper. (Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel to prevent them from drying out.) Moisten edges with water. Fold wrapper over filling to form a semicircle; press edges firmly to seal, pleating the front side to form three to five folds.
  • 3. Holding sealed edges, stand each dumpling on an even surface; press to flatten bottom. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling; cover dumplings with plastic wrap.
  • 4. Line a steamer basket with four cabbage leaves. Arrange dumplings in batches 1 in. apart over cabbage; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 10-12 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165°. Discard cabbage. Repeat. Serve with soy sauce. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 dumpling equals 45 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.