Spicy Chipotle Chicken Pot Stickers
1 pound ground dark chicken meat (can also use ground turkey or pork)
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo (depending on how spicy you like it)
1 bunch scallions, sliced, save 1 heaping tablespoon of the greens for the sauce
1 tablespoon minced ginger
1 cup grated carrots
2 heaping tablespoons chopped cilantro, separated, 1 for chicken 1 for sauce
1 tablespoon Kikkoman soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 package round wonton wrappers
1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water
¼ cup Kikkoman soy sauce
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon of adobo purée
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro from above
1 tablespoon sliced scallions from above
- Mix all the ingredients together. If you are able to, do this 30 minutes prior to making
the pot stickers. To test it, spoon 1 tablespoon onto a plate, heat in the microwave for
30 seconds-1 minute. Check for seasoning and adjust.
- Make the dumplings: place a small mound of filling in the middle of the wrapper (be
careful not to touch the edges of the filling as this will impede proper sealing of the
dumplings. Nothing is worse than dumplings breaking during the cooking). Lightly brush
the top half with egg wash and fold the wrapper to form a half moon shape. Starting on
one end fold/pinch the wrapper tightly together. Proceed with this fold/pinch method
until the dumpling is completely sealed. There will be approximately 7 to 10 folds per
dumpling. Rest the dumplings with the folded edges straight up.
- Cook the dumplings: In a hot sauté pan coated well with oil, place pot stickers flat side
down and cook until the bottom is browned, have pan cover ready and add ½ cup of
water, cover immediately. Be careful, the liquid will splatter! The water will steam the
pot stickers. Check them in 5 minutes as more water may be needed (ideally, you add
about ¼ inch layer of water, depending on the size of the pan). The trick here is that
once the dumplings are firm and fully cooked the water will evaporate and the bottoms
will crisp-up again. You can listen to the point no water is left, that is when you can take
the lid off.
- Make the sauce. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Serve with
the pot stickers.
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