Chicken and Vegetable Dumplings ~ Asian-Style

I've posted about variations of Asian dumplings before; (Vegetable Potstickers Here,  and Meat Dumplings Here.)  

And although I only make them a few times a year, it becomes easier (and the process faster) each time.  If you have never made them and have a desire to do so, I urge you to try ~ they are not difficult, just a little time consuming at first. And it doesn't matter if your first efforts aren't perfect specimens, they still are delicious!     

As you can see by the images here, I haven't mastered the skill of making perfectly formed, uniform hand shaped dumplings ~ but it doesn't matter; they disappear quickly.

For the filling this time I used the food processor to finely chop skinless, boneless chicken thighs. Instead of spinach, or chard for the greens, I had a bag of frozen collard greens, which I thawed, squeezed the excess moisture out, then chopped ~ the rest of the ingredients and recipe can be found on the links I posted in the opening remarks.

Most recipes make a couple of dozen dumplings, so on the day that I make them we enjoy a few, freshly made, and I freeze the remainder on a (wax paper or parchment lined) baking sheet until solid, then divide them into portions 6 to 8 dumplings per freezer bag/container, and put them back into the freezer. 

The good news is you don't have to thaw them before cooking (in fact, if frozen they should not be thawed before cooking ~ lest they lose their shape and texture, or worse-- they may fall apart.)

The raw dumplings (fresh or frozen) can be made into potstickers, or boiled dumplings ~ I like to serve the boiled dumplings with a spicy sauce  (for example Sriacha or Sambal Oelek),  alternately boiled in broth and served as soup.

A faster way~ Don't want to bother with making your own dough?   Here is how to make dumplings using store-bought wonton wrappers.

If you'd like to learn more about the recipes, please refer to my links above (in the opening sentence. )  

Thank you for stopping by today, I'd love to hear your thoughts and comments.


  1. I beg to differ. Looks like you have master the art.

    I'd love a bowl of your soup with the hot chili paste. Yum!!!


  2. Thank you Ann~ I'd like to learn how to make them look neater (and pick up the speed!!)

  3. Oh my, those look gorgeous! Great pictures. I want them for breakfast! xxoo

  4. Mari, Mari, Mari - why do you torture me so?


  5. I think your dumplings look wonderful. You know, I have never made these before, but I'm thinking these look like some I could ry!

  6. Thank you Marie, Patricia and Becky...

    I hope you try them. I like to make my own because then I know exactly what ingredients go into them. ;)

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments!!

  7. Are you kidding? Girl yours look better than mine thats for sure...OMG I want some now!
    I must try them with chicken, although I do have some ground pork in the freezer...hmmmmmmm...
    You are a little devil!


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