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Chicken Dumplings with Shiitake Mushrooms

Chicken dumplings uses fresh and dried shiitake mushrooms to give them a deep, meaty flavor. Chicken dumplings totally stand up to the usual pork dumplings!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizers and Snacks
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: chicken dumplings
Servings: 8
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Sarah



  • Put the flour in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add the water to the flour and knead into a dough. This process should take about 10 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for an hour.
  • In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Then add the chopped fresh and reconstituted mushrooms. Cook for 8-10 minutes, and transfer to a bowl, along with the ground chicken, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, wine, and 3 tablespoons oil.
  • Use a pair of chopsticks to stir the filling together in one direction for about 5 minutes, until the mixture resembles a paste. Divide the dough into 48 equal pieces. Roll out each piece into a rough circle about 3 1/2 inches in diameter, and add about 2 tablespoons of filling. Pleat the dumplings and ensure they are tightly sealed. Continue until all the dumplings are assembled.
  • At this point, you can place the dumplings on a parchment-lined tray (spaced apart, so they aren't touching each other), and freeze solid. Then you can transfer to zip-top bags and store in the freezer.
  • To cook the dumplings, whether fresh or frozen, 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. When the bottoms of the dumplings are lightly golden brown, add enough water to come about 1/4 inch up the pan, and cover. When the water has steamed off, uncover, and allow the dumplings to continue frying until golden brown. Serve with chili oil or our favorite dipping sauce!
  • If you'd rather not fry the dumplings, you can also toss them into boiling water, stir gently so they don't stick to the bottom of the pot, and cook until they float to the surface.


Makes about 4 dozen dumplings.


Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 441mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 3.1mg