szechuan chick’n dumplings

szechuan chick’n dumplings

yield: 30 dumplings

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szechuan chick’n dumplings

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dipping sauce

  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp tamari
  • 3 tbsp honey, agave or maple
  • 1/2 tspfresh chili, minced
  • 2garlic cloves, minced


  • 1 pkg gardein chick'n scallopini, torn into pieces
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup shallot or white onion, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup water chestnuts
  • 1/2 tspsea salt
  • 1 tbspcornstarch
  • 1/4 cupgreen onions, minced
  • 2 1/2 tbspmaple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sambal*

szechuan chick’n dumplings


Bring a fry pan to medium to high heat and add the sesame oil, white onion, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes until caramelized, remove from heat and set aside.

In a food processor, add the water chestnuts and pulse to a coarse consistency. Add the Gardein and pulse until coarsely minced.

Place the mixture in a bowl and add the sautéed onion mixture, sea salt, cornstarch, green onions, maple syrup and sambal. Combine well.

1 pack round dumpling wrappers (vegan options available)

Small cup of water for moistening

1 to 2 tbsp olive oil or oil spray

Gather the bowl of filling, a small cup of water, the dumpling skins and a sheet pan. Lightly sprinkle some cornstarch over the sheet pan (this will keep your dumplings from sticking to the pan).

To assemble the dumplings, place about a tablespoon of dumpling filling in the center of each dumpling skin. Using a small bit of water on your finger, moisten around the edge of half of the skin (more traditional). Fold it into a taco shape. Starting with one corner of the skin facing you, begin crimping around the edge until the dumpling is sealed.

Add a small amount of oil in a fry pan on medium heat, or spray oil on the pan and sear dumplings until just golden on the bottom. Add a splash of water to the pan, cover and reduce the heat. Allow the dumplings to steam for about 3 to 4 minutes or until they are heated through.

*Alternatively, use a bamboo steamer basket or your favorite steamer. Bring water to a boil, place the dumplings in the steamer basket and steam over the water for about 3 minutes or until they are heated through.

Whisk ingredients in small bowl and serve with cooked, hot dumplings.