Chinese Chicken and Prawn Pot Stickers

Chicken and Prawn Dumplings
Chicken and Prawn Pot Stickers

Pot Stickers are crispy, soft, salty, spicy and indulgent!

Pot stickers are one of the culinary wonders of the world, not only are ridiculously tasty they are fantastic fun to make – they are fried AND steamed all in the one pan – this is theatre so if you’re having people over gather them around your hob and freak them out with this crackin’ way to fry/steam these little babies!

WHAT YOU NEED: Makes 12 Pot Stickers

12 wonton wrappers

10 raw tiger prawns

4 small chicken thighs, boned and skinned

2tbs Hoisin sauce

2tbs Oyster sauce

1tbs light Soy sauce

2 spring onions

1/2 birds eye chili

1tps cane sugar

1tps Chinese 5 spice

4 cloves garlic

HOW YOU DO IT:

This is the ‘Zen-est’ thing I make, it takes time, it is a bit fiddly but its is such a calming thing to do wrapping wontons so just do it 🙂

Step1: Kick off by making the Prawn and Chicken filling – drop all of the ingredients (except the wonton wrappers) into a blitzer and wazz to a rough paste. To check the seasoning just take a small teaspoon of the mix and nuke it in the microwave for  a few seconds – this is the only opportunity to check it so season until you are happy before wrapping things up.

Pot Stickers
Prawn and Chicken filling

Step2: Making the wrappers is entirely up to your own groove – fold in half, make a little ‘beggars purse’ or just bring up the corners like this:

Pot Stickers
Little Dumplings

Step3: Next up is the fun bit – heat up a  wide frying pan with about 2 tbs veg oil and get it spitting hot. Drop in the wrapped dumplings and brown on one side only – then sling in about 100mls of boiling water – be warned things get pretty funky now so stand back and cover the pan with a wide baking tray to create a steamer.

Step4: Simply leave the pot stickers in the pan until the water boils off completely – your pot sticker should now be done but just cut into them to check.

Serve with sweet chili sauce or just some simple soy!

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