The Best Chicken Potstickers[of all time]

By: Prasanna| Published: 10:20:00 AM

Chicken Potstickers served with homemade chili oil, are the best Asian dumplings you need to try! Made with shredded chicken, vegetables, and spices, these potstickers are most delicious!

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These chicken potstickers are the best homemade Asian-inspired dumplings you need to try next!

The filling is super flavorful with minced chicken, vegetables, and spices to make these potstickers amazing.

If you steam, pan fry, or deep fry, these chicken dim sum are the best and most flavorful Asian appetizers.
a white plate with chicken potstickers topped with sesame seeds

Chicken Potstickers

If you are an Asian takeout fan, you will love this recipe for chicken potstickers. These are like pillowy soft pockets filled with a flavorful combination of chicken, vegetables, and sauces.

If you are an Asian takeout fan you will also love this Orange Chicken as it is a copycat recipe. If you like Panda Express Crab Rangoon you need to try my recipe as it's so good, and definitely everyone loves takeout-style Sesame Chicken.

What is a Potsticker

Posticker is also called a dumpling. These are famous Asian appetizers, usually made in a crescent shape, with doughy covers stuffed with a savory filling made of chicken or pork, vegetables, and steam-fried.
a close up of chicken dimsums

What are chicken potstickers made of

The possibilities for the potsticker filling are endless. 
I have used the following to make the delicious dim sum:
  • Chicken
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic/Ginger
  • Green Onion
  • Carrot
You can use pork or just vegetables as potsticker ingredients.
ingredients to make chicken potstickers

How are the potsticker wrapper/ dumpling skins made

The most convenient option to make potstickers is to get store-bought wrappers, as it's time-saving. Asian grocery stores carry pot sticker wrappers, which are convenient to use.

I have made fresh dumpling wrappers for this recipe, but it's time-consuming. So, it's basically a personal choice to decide if you want to go for store-bought or freshly made.

How to pleat potstickers

In this potstickers recipe, I have used round wrappers. 
Apply a little water on the edge of the wrapper and fold it over the filling, forming a half-moon.
Then pinch the edges to seal the wrapper.
It's that simple! When you make the potsticker sit on a flat surface, the edges get the pleats as shown in the pic.
how to pleat potstickers dim sum
homemade chicken potstickers arranged on a plate

How do you eat potstickers

You can enjoy these potstickers with your favorite dipping sauce, sweet chili sauce, or chili oil as per your choice.
Serve the potstickers along with a salad or fried rice of your choice.

What is a potsticker  dipping sauce made of

The dipping sauce is made of soy sauce, white vinegar, sriracha, brown sugar, chili oil, and sesame seeds.

Tips for making Potstickers

  • Try to finely chop the vegetables that go in a potsticker filling. This will ensure that the filling holds together.
  • Do not overfill the potsticker, as this will ensure that the filling does not come out while cooking the potstickers, and seal the potstickers well.
  • Make sure there is no air trapped inside the potstickers while sealing them. The air inside the potstickers will cause a tear in them while cooking them.
  • Make sure there is no liquid or water in the filling. A soggy filling will make the potstickers tear while cooking.
  • Do not overcrowd the pan while cooking potstickers. Leave some space among them to allow them to expand.
  • You can use variations in filling by switching the protein mentioned in this recipe with the protein of your choice, vegetables can be switched as per your choice, and also the sauces.
  • Wrappers can be made at home or use store-bought wrappers.
  • Store the cooked potstickers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To store the uncooked potstickers in the freezer, arrange the potstickers in an airtight freezer-safe container lined with parchment paper to avoid sticking the potstickers. They will last for up to 3 months.
a white plate with all chicken potstickers arranged

How to make chicken potstickers

Step1:  Make Filling
To make the filling, in a bowl add all the ingredients together. Add chicken, cabbage, garlic, ginger, carrot, spring onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, hoisin sauce, salt & pepper.
steps to make chicken potstickers
Step2:  Form/ Pleat Potstickers
Place a tablespoon of filling at the center of the round wrapper.

Apply water on the edges of the wrapper.

Fold the wrapper over the filling(make sure there is no air trapped) forming a half-moon shape.

Place the dumplings on a flat surface dusted with flour and make them sit on the flat surface, making the base of the potstickers broader, such that the bottom of the potstickers flattens.
how to pleat potstickers dim sum
Step3:   Cook Potstickers
Heat a wide bottom pan with a bit of oil, make sure that the pan is evenly covered with oil.

Arrange the potstickers leaving some space between them and cook in batches.

Let them fry for 2 minutes, then add 1/4 cup water to the same pan, cover the pan, and let the potstickers cook till the water evaporates.

Remove the lid and let the potstickers cook till the bottom of the potstickers gets crisp.
a pan with chicken potstickers being fried
best chicken potstickers  held in chopsticks
Step4:   Serve Potstickers
Serve these potstickers with your favorite dipping sauce, chili oil, or sauce.
chicken dimsum dipped in sauce

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