Potstickers with Chicken filling

Potstickers with chicken filling, wrappers made from scratch…

If you are looking for a non-fried appetizer this is a good one to make. You can either make the wrapper from scratch or use store bought wrappers. I would say making wrappers from scratch is not that hard, just follow the recipe and you will make some good tasting wrappers.

Any kinds of filling can be used, I used chicken filling with simple seasoning. You could add any kind of seasoning to the filling.

Potstickers with Chicken filling
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 14
For making wrappers
  • All purpose flour- 1 cup + 1 tbsp
  • Warm water- ½ cup
  • Salt- a few pinches
For making filling
  • Chicken breast cooked and shredded- 1
  • Red pepper, diced small- ½
  • Green onions, minced- 1 stalk
  • Bean sprouts, chopped- ¼ cup (Optional)
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handfuls
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium- 2 tbsp
  • Chili paste or hot sauce or Sambal Oelek- ½ tsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
Making the chicken filling
  1. Firstly, have the the chicken filling ready.
  2. Season the chicken breast with 2 pinches salt and 2 pinches ground black pepper.
  3. Place the seasoned chicken breast in a saucepan along with 1 cup water, cook covered till the chicken has turned fork tender.
  4. In the Instant Pot: Add 1 cup water and seasoned chicken breast to the stainless steel liner. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes and do a natural pressure release. Chicken will be fork tender.
  5. Shred the chicken.
  6. Into a bowl, add shredded chicken and all other ingredients to make the filling.
  7. You could add any kind of seasonings you want and any kinds of veggies.
Making the wrapper
  1. Add the flour into a large bowl, combine with salt.
  2. Use warm water, pour the water little by little and combine with the flour.
  3. Knead the dough well for 5 minutes till it turns soft- when you touch the dough with our finger it should bounce back- this ensures the dough is well kneaded.
  4. Keep aside the dough in a ziplock bag for 5 minutes.
  5. Make small balls out of the dough- you can make 12 to 14 balls.
  6. Use a clean cutting board or countertop- dust the surface with flour.
  7. Place the ball and roll into thin round shape using a rolling pin.
  8. Make sure the edges of the wrapper is thin.
  9. Repeat with other balls- while placing the wrappers on top of each other make sure it's dusted well with flour else they will stick together.
  10. Take one of the wrappers, pat to remove any excess flour.
  11. Place 1 tbsp chicken filling on the center of the wrapper.
  12. Close the wrapper to form a semi circle.
  13. Make pleats on one of the sides and stick it to the other side. Seal the edges well.
  14. Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat, add 2 tbsp oil.
  15. Place the filled wrappers on oil and let the bottom side turn golden brown.
  16. Important: Close the pan partially with its lid and add 1 cup water into the pan.
  17. Water will splutter, so make sure to partially close the pan with its lid and then add water.
  18. Close with the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
  19. After 5 minutes, open the lid and cook till the water dries off.
  20. Flip the potstickers over and let the other side turn light golden in color.
  21. Transfer to a platter. Let cook down for a few minutes.
  22. Enjoy with soy sauce dipping or any of your favorite dipping sauce.