Chicken dumplings

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AngelLai

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“How can anyone say no to homemade dumplings! It is a long process but it’s so easy to learn and so fun to make! When I was little, folding dumplings with my mom is one of my sweetest memories. Try it and you’ll never go back to frozen package dumplings! *note* you can totally freeze them to save them for later. Don’t defrost the dumplings before cooking. Fry them the same way but wait longer with the lid on.”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
120
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
80
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Pieces:-50+
2⅛ cups flour
¼ tsp salt
1 cup water (lukewarm)
18 oz chicken thighs (boneless)
3 oz cilantro
3 oz scallions
egg white
1 tbsp soy sauce
½ tsp ginger (grated)
¼ tsp white pepper
¼ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp oil (for frying)
¼ cup water (for frying)

Utensils

  • 2 bowls
  • spatula
  • 2 plastic wrap
  • 2 kitchen towels
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • food processor
  • pot
  • rolling pin
  • frying pan
  • Step 1/29

    Combine flour and 1/4 tsp of salt.
    • 2⅛ cups flour
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • bowl

    Combine flour and 1/4 tsp of salt.

  • Step 2/29

    Add water to the dry ingredients.
    • 1 cup water (lukewarm)

    Add water to the dry ingredients.

  • Step 3/29

    Mix it with a spatula.
    • spatula

    Mix it with a spatula.

  • Step 4/29

    Mix it with your hand until all flour are hydrated.

    Mix it with your hand until all flour are hydrated.

  • Step 5/29

    The surface of the dough will look rough and not shiny. Cover it with damp towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for 20 minutes.
    • plastic wrap
    • kitchen towel

    The surface of the dough will look rough and not shiny. Cover it with damp towel or plastic wrap and let it rest for 20 minutes.

  • Step 6/29

    After 20 minutes, knead the dough with your hand until the surface is smooth, it’ll take around 2 minutes.

    After 20 minutes, knead the dough with your hand until the surface is smooth, it’ll take around 2 minutes.

  • Step 7/29

    Cover the dough and let it rest for 1 hour. Gluten will start forming and become stronger in this hour.

    Cover the dough and let it rest for 1 hour. Gluten will start forming and become stronger in this hour.

  • Step 8/29

    After cleaning the scallions, cut the roots off the scallions, cut them into small pieces.
    • 3 oz scallions
    • knife
    • cutting board

    After cleaning the scallions, cut the roots off the scallions, cut them into small pieces.

  • Step 9/29

    Clean the cilantro. Remove extra leaves from the cilantro, use mainly the stem part.
    • 3 oz cilantro

    Clean the cilantro. Remove extra leaves from the cilantro, use mainly the stem part.

  • Step 10/29

    Cut the cilantro into small pieces.

    Cut the cilantro into small pieces.

  • Step 11/29

    Clean the chicken thighs, leave the skin on and blend them in the food processor.
    • 18 oz chicken thighs (boneless)
    • food processor

    Clean the chicken thighs, leave the skin on and blend them in the food processor.

  • Step 12/29

    Add soysauce, egg white, grated ginger, white pepper, Chinese five-spices and salt into the blended chicken. Blend it until it is well combined.
    • egg white
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • ½ tsp ginger (grated)
    • ¼ tsp white pepper
    • ¼ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
    • ½ tsp salt

    Add soysauce, egg white, grated ginger, white pepper, Chinese five-spices and salt into the blended chicken. Blend it until it is well combined.

  • Step 13/29

    Heat up 1 tbsp of sesame oil in a small pot or pan. Pour it on top of the scallions to bring out the smell of the it. Blend the whole thing in the blender until it is well combined.
    • 1 tsp sesame oil
    • pot

    Heat up 1 tbsp of sesame oil in a small pot or pan. Pour it on top of the scallions to bring out the smell of the it. Blend the whole thing in the blender until it is well combined.

  • Step 14/29

    Add the chopped cilantro into the mixture, blend until it is well combined.

    Add the chopped cilantro into the mixture, blend until it is well combined.

  • Step 15/29

    After 1 hour of resting, take out the dough and cut into small, even pieces. It should make around 50 dumplings wrappers.

    After 1 hour of resting, take out the dough and cut into small, even pieces. It should make around 50 dumplings wrappers.

  • Step 16/29

    Place the dough pieces in a big bowl and cover them to prevent them from drying out when you’re working.
    • bowl
    • kitchen towel
    • plastic wrap

    Place the dough pieces in a big bowl and cover them to prevent them from drying out when you’re working.

  • Step 17/29

    Flour the working surface, press the dough with your palm.

    Flour the working surface, press the dough with your palm.

  • Step 18/29

    Use a rolling pin to roll out a circle. It’ll be around the size of your palm. Don’t pre-roll all the dough. Roll one and fold one at a time.
    • rolling pin

    Use a rolling pin to roll out a circle. It’ll be around the size of your palm. Don’t pre-roll all the dough. Roll one and fold one at a time.

  • Step 19/29

    Remove extra flour on the wrapper. Place around 1 tbsp of the filling in the middle of the wrapper.

    Remove extra flour on the wrapper. Place around 1 tbsp of the filling in the middle of the wrapper.

  • Step 20/29

    Close the middle part with a press.

    Close the middle part with a press.

  • Step 21/29

    Close one side your two fingers.

    Close one side your two fingers.

  • Step 22/29

    Completely close the side with a final press.

    Completely close the side with a final press.

  • Step 23/29

    Repeat the same thing on the other side.

    Repeat the same thing on the other side.

  • Step 24/29

    Completely close the dumpling. Seal the top with some extra pinching.

    Completely close the dumpling. Seal the top with some extra pinching.

  • Step 25/29

    Repeat the same folding steps to all 50 dumplings. There are more ways to fold dumplings, feel free to go online to learn and try.

    Repeat the same folding steps to all 50 dumplings. There are more ways to fold dumplings, feel free to go online to learn and try.

  • Step 26/29

    • 1 tbsp oil (for frying)
    • frying pan

    Put 1 tbsp of cooking oil in a pan. Put the dumplings in the pan neatly and then turn the heat on.

  • Step 27/29

    • ¼ cup water (for frying)

    Add 1/4 cup of water in the pan and put the lid on to cook on medium to low heat for 4-5 minutes.

  • Step 28/29

    After 4-5 minutes, take off the lid and fry for another minutes until the cotton is golden brown.

  • Step 29/29

    Enjoy!

    Enjoy!

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