Pan-Fried Chicken Dumplings

Difficulty: Medium | Makes: 6-8 Servings

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with these pan-fried chicken and mushroom dumplings said to bring wealth and prosperity in the new year!




  1. Cook ground chicken according to package directions and set aside

  2. In a large pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of butter. Once melted add the onion, water chestnuts, garlic, ginger, salt, and chopped reconstituted mushrooms. Cook for 8-10 minutes, take the pan off the heat, and allow to cool completely

  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked cooled mushroom mixture, ground chicken, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, 2 tablespoons scallions, and white miso. Mix the filling to combine until a paste forms

  4. To each wonton wrapper add 1 heaping teaspoon of filling. Wet the perimeter of the wonton and pleat the dumplings. Ensure they are tightly sealed. Continue until all the dumplings are assembled

  5. To cook the dumplings, add a tablespoon of oil to a non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the dumplings to the pan, and allow to fry

  6. In a small bowl mix together ⅓ cup water and 2 ½ teaspoons flour. Pour the slurry over the pan-fried dumpling to create a lace effect. Cover for about 5 minutes. Remove the lid with the heat still on. Once crispy, invert the pan with the dumpling over a plate. Repeat the slurry process with each batch of dumplings if desired