Thursday, February 9, 2012

Asian-Inspired Chicken Dumplings

I absolutely love dumplings, or as some people call them, potstickers. It is probably the one food I can't live without from a Chinese restaurant. When I realized how easy they were to make, and how much cheaper I could make them I was ecstactic. These Asian-inspired dumplings won't last long at any party, they are always a hit! They are fun to make and you can make the dumpling up to one day in advance, if you are short on time.

These are made with ground chicken and have fresh garlic, ginger, and scallions for flavor. I serve them with a simple dumpling sauce, which is so easy to make.  Serve them with stir-fry veggies for a filling meal, or have alone as an appetizer!

Asian-Inspired Dumplings
Makes 36 Dumplings

Ingredients:
36 Wonton Wrappers (Nasoya makes them)
1 pound of lean ground chicken
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp crushed ginger
1/2 tsp soy sauce
2 Tbsp scallions, sliced thin
Pepper, to taste
1 Tbsp canola oil

Directions:
Combine the ground chicken, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and scallions in a bowl. Use hands to mix well. Place 1 Tbsp of filling on each wonton wrapper.

Prepare a small bowl of water. Dip your fingers into the water and wet the edges of the wrapper. Fold in half to form a triangle. Use a fork to make the edges stick together and leave a design. Discard the water when done.

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan. Place 8 wontons in the pan and cook for about 5 minutes per side. Serve hot.

Dumpling Sauce:
1/2 tsp sesame oil (optional)
2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
red pepper flakes, to taste

Nutrition Facts: 4 Dumplings

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size  ( 87 g )
Amount Per Serving
Calories  138Calories from Fat 31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat  3g6%
Saturated Fat  1g5%
Trans Fat  0g
Cholesterol  35mg12%
Sodium  226mg10%
Total Carbohydrates  6%
Dietary Fiber  1g3%
Sugars  1g
Protein  10g24%
Vitamin A  9%Vitamin C  5%
Calcium  3%Iron  7%

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