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Chili-chicken Dumplings

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Chili-chicken Dumplings


Preparation Time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


  • 250 g (8 oz) ground chicken, minced
  • Four scallions (spring onions), finely chopped
  • clove garlic, crushed
  • cup roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • One tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • Two teaspoons soy sauce
  •   teaspoon fish sauce
  • 16 round wonton or pot sticker wrappers (gow gee)
  • chili sauce

For chili sauce

  • One small fresh red chili, seeded and finely chopped
  • One clove garlic, crushed
  • One tablespoon water
  • One tablespoon packed palm or brown sugar
  • Two teaspoons fish sauce
  • cup fresh lime juice
  • cup rice vinegar


  1. Combine scallions, chicken, garlic, peanuts, chili sauce, cilantro and fish sauce.
  2. Place wrappers on a work surface and cover with a damp kitchen towel.
  3. Put 1 wrapper on a work surface or take each wrapper and place in a gow gee.
  4. Put 2 teaspoons filling in the centre of wrapper.
  5. Brush edges of wrapper with water, close or fold in half to seal.
  6. Cover with a damp kitchen towel and do the same process with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  7. Put dumplings in a steamer or steamer basket along with parchment or baking paper. Make sure to leave some space for the heat to circulate.
  8. Fill a wok or pot with water and bring to a rapid simmer, make sure that the steamer or basket should not touch the water.
  9. Put the steamer over the boiling water and cover.
  10. Steam for 10 minutes and serve with chili sauce.
  11. For the chili sauce, combine all the ingredients, stirring gradually until sugar is dissolved.


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