Chicken and Vegetable Potstickers


Potstickers are a type of dumpling popular in Chinese cuisine. They are made by wrapping a filling in a thin piece of dough, then frying or steaming the dumpling. Chicken and vegetable potstickers are a classic flavor combination that makes a delicious and easy meal.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 30 wonton wrappers
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Method

1. In a large bowl, mix together ground chicken, cabbage, carrots, scallions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and salt.

2. To assemble the potstickers, place a wonton wrapper on a clean work surface. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture into the center of the wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper with a little water, then fold the wrapper in half to enclose the filling. Press the edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add vegetable oil and swirl to coat. Add the potstickers to the skillet, flat side down, and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup of water to the skillet and cover with a lid. Cook until the water has evaporated and the potstickers are cooked through, about 5 minutes more.

4. Serve the potstickers hot, with soy sauce or rice vinegar for dipping.

Potential changes & improvements

There are many possible variations on this recipe. You could use different vegetables in the filling, such as mushrooms, snow peas, or bell peppers. You could also use pork or shrimp in place of the chicken. For a vegetarian version, you could use tofu or tempeh in the filling.

What other food it works well with

Potstickers are typically served with soy sauce or rice vinegar for dipping. They also go well with other Asian-inspired dishes such as fried rice, lo mein, or noodle soup.

Common Mistakes

One common mistake when making potstickers is not sealing the edges of the wrapper well. This can cause the filling to leak out during cooking. Be sure to wet the edges of the wrapper with a little water before folding it in half.

Nutritional Information

Each potsticker contains approximately:

  • Calories: 70
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg
  • Sodium: 190 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g

Allergens:

  • Wheat
  • Soy

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