Monday, October 3, 2011

Steamed Chicken & Veggie Potsticker - Dumplings

Delicious homemade Steamed Chicken & Veggie Potsticker - Dumplings


It's been a while since I post it. I took my sweet time and enjoyed this weekend with my aunt and one special friend who came for a short visit - I just wished it lasted whole week long. 
When my friend left, I felt rather sad because we can relate in so many levels, however her life is way more busy than mine, and I appreciated and enjoyed her visit so much!

Today's post will be short and recipe is something that I haven't posted before. These dumplings are fast and you can stuff really anything that you like. On the other hand I kept it simple with few ingredients but very flavorful and tasty. If you do not own the dumpling press, they are very cheap and you can find it on Food Network website or in the International (Asian) stores.


Serves 4 
Ingredients:

Dough:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (plus 1 Tbs.(14g) all purpose flour for dusting)
  • 5 oz. boiling water
  • 1/4 cup  cold water
  • 1/4 tsp.(good pinch) salt
Filling:
  • 1/2 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1 cup of shredded Green Cabbage
  • 3 baby Carrots, shredded
  • 1 Tbs. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs. Minced Fresh Ginger
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Garnish and Dip:
  • Spring- Green Onions and dark Soy Sauce


Homemade recipe for Steamed Chicken & Veggie Potsticker - Dumplings


Directions:
  1. Separate flour into two separate bowls. 
  2. In the first bowl, add 1/4 cup of cold water and mix with a spoon until a dough forms. 
  3. In the second bowl, add about 5 oz. of boiling water and mix with a spoon until a dough forms.
  4. Add 1 more Tbs. of additional flour on a work surface.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowls and knead them together on the flour dusted counter top for 5 minutes. 
  6. Form the dough into a ball and then cover with a dry cloth/or wrap in plastic foil and let it to rest for 1 hour.
  7. Divide the dough evenly sized pieces.. 3-4 smaller balls, it is easier to roll them out.
  8.  Then knead those little balls (you can use additional flour if needed). 
  9. The easiest way is to Roll one big dough sheet from each small ball and cut with larger cookie cutter into individual circles( makes around 20-22, or until the dough is gone)
  10. In your hand, flatten the dough bit more before stuffing it. 
Filling:
Mix all the ingredients and let it sit in the fridge until ready to use. 




Assembly:
  1. Fill each dough circle with seasoned filling; 
  2. Fold the dough circle in half over the filling to make a half moon shape. 
  3. Use dumpling Press or with fingers seal the edges together. 
  4. Turn the dumpling so the straight edge is facing you.
  5. Steam them for about 20 minutes / or you can even boil water and boil them for about 5 minutes or less depending how big they are or how many you have. 
Once they are done drizzle with bit of soy sauce, and sprinkle with green onions.
They are very light and packed with flavor. 


NOTE*
  • You can buy frozen dumpling skins; defrosted overnight in refrigerator or for an hour at the room temp. 
  • Homemade dumplings are bit thicker than when you buy them in the store, so do not overreact if they are not the same what you ate before. 
  • You can use wonton wrappers to make dumplings but it's different! 

Enjoy your week, and happy Cooking!!!!




Hugs,


Sandra


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66 comments :

  1. I'm the first! Right Sandra?
    I love potsticker or jiaozhi in Chinese and this looks very nicely wrapped and delicious. Thumbs UP!!

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  2. You know how much I love pot-stickers! Any filling .. any time of the day .. i can finish a dozen of those and still crave for more :)

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  3. Oh you made this look so easy! These are great to snack on and I love the idea of steaming them in those bamboo baskets. Perhaps that's another kitchen item I should have on hand because I think the kids would love to try it now that they are helping out more and more in the kitchen. I bet they would freeze well, if a big batch were made, to have some on hand.

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  4. These look delicious--I've never made the potsticker wrappers before, but it looks so easy.

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  5. These dumplings look heavenly, Sandra! I am a big fan of them, and love all kinds of fillings. Unfotunately, I haven't tried it at home yet, only in Asian restaurants. Thanks a lot for this lovely post. Your recipe is noted!:) Pozdrav!!

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  6. Those look absolutely yummy! I mean really. I love that you used chicken AND veggies. Not to mention they are just perfect!

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  7. These look wonderful, Sandra. Easy and tasty. Buzzed!

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  8. Oh, this looks so good, Sandra! I made wrappers from scratch once with my cousin Emmy and well, you guys are so much better at wrapping and making it look pretty :-) I'm just good at the eating part ;-) Thanks for sharing! I'm glad you had a great weekend. Have a lovely week, Sandra!

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  9. I have been craving these from last few days Sandra, even bought the skin to make them but...
    And now I see these gorgeous beauties here...
    Send me some PLZZZZZ

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  10. Sandra, I am so glad to hear you had a great sweet weekend with your aunt and friend. I just had my sister from Brazil visiting me for 4 days and I so wished she could stay longer... Your recipe looks delicious and I definitely want to try making it at home. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. My hubby loves dumplings, and I've grown to like the chicken and veggie ones quite a lot too! It's perfect for a quiet evening, relaxing. I'll try your recipe next time :)

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  12. Absolutely scrumptious looking Sandra. I love dumplings and prefer chicken to pork. Delicious!

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  13. I have tried one time to make dumplings but I got a little too impatient, this is a tasty reminder that I need to get back in the kitchen and try again.
    You did such a wonderful job on these and your pictures are really tempting-wish I could have tasted one. Yum!

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  14. You made your own potsticker dough? You are so impressive my friend. Your potstickers look so yummy and now you have me craving them. So sad, because I don't have any. Maybe I should come to your house?

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  15. I've just been making wrappers these weekend, but yours look sooooo much better and the filling yum!

    p.s. time flies when you're having fun with close friends, doesn't it?

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  16. Ever since my Chinese friend Fiona thaught me how to amke dumplings(and other stuff) I love those and make them.Not that I would ever during this life become fast in constructing them as Fiona does.Great job Sandra.They look perfect:)

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  17. Lovely dumplings you made, Sandra! It's been quite a while since I last ate dumplings and your post makes me craving for 'em right now! I love dipping my dumplings in black vinegar with thinly shredded Ginger in it. ;)
    Have a great week ahead!

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  18. Prekrasno izgleda Sandra, a fotografije su divne!

    Lijep pozdrav:)

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  19. Izgleda baš primamnjivo, mogu ti reći :) Na prvu sam pomislila da je piletina punjena nečim, ali sad sam najzad sela i pročitala tekst od početka do kraja i ukapirala šta je :) :*

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  20. Sandra, these are wonderful! That filled sounds delicious!

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  21. When you explain, it is so easy to understand how to make dumplings! They look very tasty.

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  22. My kids looooove dumplings of all kinds. I'm amazed you make the wrappers from scratch! Very impressive! It's the best way to feed meat and veggies in together. Beautiful photos Sandra!

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  23. Dumplings are my favorite food!!! These look amazing. I've never even heard of a dumpling press but now I want one. Bad.

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  24. Tried to leave you a comment earlier, don't know what happened. Miss coming to your blog. This dish looks so tasty. So glad you had a enjoyable weekend. I love weekends like that. Great post as usual! Love the camera's article. Just upgrade mine. I am learning all over!

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  25. Visits from friends and family are so special, aren't they? I always find myself wishing the time would last longer.

    This recipe looks great - and simple! I'd love to make these for the husband. I really think he'd like them. :)

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  26. Sandra, these are so beautiful! I'd love to try these...they sound delish!!! xo

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  27. Sandra, these look amazing! I love the filling. I make my own dough when I make them, too...and there's nothing better! Your photos are incredible as always - and I bet these are delicious!

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  28. We are all huge potsticker fans in this home. And I too love the use of chicken AND vegetables. I have been looking at the bamboo steamers - wondering if I would use them enough. You make it looks so pretty - and easy!

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  29. Delicious it looks, like the ones we have over here for dim sum, with not only soy sauce but with some chilly sauce drizzled over.

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  30. These look SO GOOD, Sandra...gorgeous pics! I love dumplings, but I've never made them at home!

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  31. So good! I love steamed potstickers, they sound delicious! I have never made my own dough though - what a great recipe!

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  32. We love dumplings / postickers and any thing closely resembling either of the above in this house - but BF makes me stick rather close to his mommas recipe. I am going to have to deviate a try a little chicken and other options soon!

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  33. My son loves eating dumplings so much that we eat eating almost once a week...

    These dumplings look very authentic! Yum!

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  34. I never would have thought these to be so simple! They look fantastic...definitely a must make recipe :) Weekends with friends always go by too quickly!

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  35. What an interesting procedure to make the dough! Anyway, those dumplings look delicious!

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  36. Thank you all for great comments..these are really easy and so so delicious..
    Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead!!!

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  37. Great recipe Sandra. I really enjoyed reading up on the cameras as well. Thanks for sharing the link to that. I have always wondered what people use.

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  38. djeluje ovo jako fino, nisam nikad radila na ovakav način, a slikice su ti da mi dah zastaje, bravo

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  39. These dumplings look amazing Sandra! I have never made them at home... I have always thought they were too hard to make! Thanks for posting this recipe! Your pictures are so beautiful!! :-)

    I am happy to hear you had a great time with your aunt and your friend!!! <3 Take care ok?? <3

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  40. I can't BELIEVE you MADE YOUR OWN POTSTICKER dough! You crazy, impressive lady. You have outdone yourself. I always buy my potstickers at Trader Joe's. I have never even thought of making them. Yours look spectacular. Have a great week Sandra! :)

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  41. You are one busy lady! Your pot stickers look amazing, and I love the light filling.

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  42. Sandra you’re amazing! Making your own potsticker dough? Wow!
    I love your little bamboo steamers. So very Asian =)

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  43. Another irresistible dish from you, Sandra. This looks so perfect! The picture is amazing. Buzzed the post. Congrats on being at top 9, Foodbuzz!

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  44. Sandra - see that tempting photo with that dumpling cut in half? Well, I'm imagining the taste - looks heavenly! Your weekend sounded perfect. Cheers to good friends and these dumplings!

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  45. Wow! I'm impressed! Congrats on Top 9! These are very deserving!

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  46. These look delicious and the photos are beautiful.

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  47. You are very ambitious my friend and Congratulations on Top 9!

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  48. Sandra these dumplings look fantastic! I love these for a light lunch!

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  49. when you say to divide the dough evenly before cutting into three even peices, you don't say into how many pieces..... how many dumplings does this make?
    thanks!

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  50. Love the pot sticks....we have them very often:)Nice presentation....
    http://mywanderingspoon.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/hors-doeuvre-figs-goat-cheese-with-homemade-chia-crackers/

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  51. Congrats on Top 9 Sandra (sorry I'm so late!)!! I love this photo... it made everyone hungry for sure! ;-)

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  52. a favourite deliciously done looks wonderful

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  53. One of the things I always look for at Asian restaurants is potstickers. I love them so much I even buy and eat the nasty frozen kind. Now I can make my own. YAY!!

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  54. These look soooo soooo good Sandra! I really need to try these out. Thanks for the great recipe and congrats on the Foodbuzz Award nomination. :)

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  55. Your photos are always so beautiful, Sandra! These potstickers look delicious. I should try steaming them, I usually pan fry them. Great job!!

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  56. I love potstickers and recently learned to make them, along with homemade dumpings from scratch. Yours look so yummy! Beautiful photos as always!

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  57. Sandra, I don't even eat chicken and I wanted to take a bit of those potstickers! :D

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  58. Sandra, you never cease to amaze me. Firstly CONGRATS on the nomination. Well deserved. I am rooting for you too apart from Lizzy. What can I say, I adore the both of you.. Hehehehe.. If you are attending Foodbuzz Festival this Nov, it will be superb. I'll be flying in all the way from KL, Malaysia and hopefully if you do make it, it will be AWESOME!!
    Oh.. and this recipe is yummm, being Asian, I'm picky towards our own Asian cuisine. Yours is about right ;). Keep doing what you do. Sharing your love for food with your family and us all. Hugggsss..

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  59. These are pretty brilliant! I have to make these asap!

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