Daily Archives: February 1, 2012

Chicken Pot Stickers

I don’t know about you but whenever I go to an event or a get-together and I see pot stickers, I lunge for them (if they are vegetarian or chicken, that is).  When I think about the appetizers my friends most go for, pot stickers or any kind of Asian dumplings are usually the first to go.  Making these Chicken Pot Stickers seem like a slam dunk to me.

A simple mixture of ground chicken, cooked cabbage, garlic, ginger, scallions, and sesame oil are wrapped up in wonton wrappers, browned slightly, and steamed until cooked to perfection.  I don’t think I’ve ever bought a head of cabbage before and as I cooked this cabbage, I realized that the vegetables in the vegetables and rice I get from the food cart outside work is made with cabbage (I thought it was bok choy this whole time!).  I now realize I’m a huge cabbage fan and will incorporate it into all of my stir-fry recipes from now on.  But, I digress…these pot stickers are fragrant and gingery and I honestly can’t rave about these enough.  They are the perfect little bite to dunk into salty soy sauce or any other of your favorite Asian dipping sauce.  I dare you to stop at one.  Or two.  Or three.  Seriously.  They are that good.

The ingredients:

Shred or chop the cabbage and add it to a skillet with vegetable oil over medium-high heat.  Cook the cabbage until slightly brown, adding the water a tablespoon at a time.

Move cabbage to a large bowl and allow to cool.

Add ground chicken, scallions, ginger, garlic, salt, sesame oil, and egg white to the cabbage and mix.

Spoon a tablespoon of the chicken mixture into the middle of a wonton.  Using your fingers, moisten the edges of the wonton with water.

Bring 2 opposite corners of the wonton to the center and pinch to seal.  Bring the other 2 corners to center and pinch all 4 edges together to seal.  Place wontons on a baking sheet covered in cornstarch or parchment.  Cover wontons with a wet papertowl to prevent them from drying out as you prepare the remaining pot stickers.


Place 1/2 of the wontons into a skillet coated with vegetable oil and cook until brown, about 3 minutes.


Pour 1/2 cup of water into the skillet and cover, allowing wontons to steam for 3 minutes.


Move steamed wontons to a plate and repeat procedure with remaining wontons.  Serve with your favorite Asian dipping sauce.

Omissions:  None

Additions:  None

Substitutions:  None

Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

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