Impress the Guest x Chicken Gyoza

The perfect appetizer, snack, and main course: dumplings! And contrary to popular belief, they’re easy and enjoyable to make. If you’re looking for a cute date night activity, dumplings are a fun option! Besides that, you can freeze the leftover filling and make new one’s whenever you like. This is my personal recipe. I mostly eye-balled the amount per ingredient but I’ll try to give you my best estimates. Hope you enjoy! 🙂



1.  Ground Chicken 
2. Scallions
3. Shiitake Mushrooms
4. Ginger
5. Garlic
6. Cabbage
7. Soy Sauce
8. Salt
9. Pepper
10. Pre-made Wonton Wraps (you can buy these at whole foods or your local asian market)

1. Scallions
2. Minced Garlic (4 cloves)
3. Sesame Seeds
4. Rice Vinegar
5. Red Pepper Flakes
6. Oyster Sauce
7. Soy Sauce
8. Hot Vegetable Oil


For the dumplings:

1. Dice 3/4 cup of cabbage
2. Dice 3/4 cup of shiitake mushrooms
3. Skin your ginger
4. dice 1/4 cup of ginger
5. Dice 3/4 cup of scallions
6. Dice 4 cloves of garlic
7. Put your ground chicken into a bowl and add all the ingredients above
8. Add 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, and 2 tablespoons of soy sauce 
9. Mix with your hands – WELL! 
10. Grab your wonton wraps
11. Pour yourself a glass of water
12. Add a tiny bit of filling to the wrap
13. Dip your fingers in water and rub two sides of the wrap
14. Seal the dumpling tightly!

For the sauce: 

15. Chop up some scallions
16. Mince 4 cloves of garlic
17. Add 1 tablespoon of oyster sauce
18. Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
19. Add 2 tsp of rice vinegar
20. Add 2 tsp of sesame seeds
21. Add 2 tsp of red pepper flakes
22. Add half a cup of HOT vegetable oil
23. Stir well!

Cooking the dumplings:

24. Heat the pan with vegetable oil
25. Add as many dumplings as you can fit
26. Fry for 2 minutes (or until golden brown)
27. Add 1/4 cup water, add the lid, and steam for 3-4 minutes. They’re ready when the water has absorbed.
28. Add sauce on top and serve!


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