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Asian Chicken Dumplings

 Asian Chicken Dumplings
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
32 ServingsPrep: 40 min. Cook: 10 min./batch

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

  • Place the first seven ingredients in a food processor; cover and
  • process until finely chopped. Add water; cover and process until
  • blended.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Line a steamer basket with four cabbage leaves. Arrange dumplings in

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Asian Chicken Dumplings (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.