Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chicken Pot stickers

Dough 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons vegetable oil boiling water Filling 4 ounces ground chicken 4 water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped 3 green onions, finely chopped 1 teaspoon gingerroot, grated 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1/2 cup oil (for frying) 1 Dough:. 2 Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and fill with vegetable oil and approximately 4 tablespoons boiling water. With a wooden spoon, stir until smooth, adding more boiling water as necessary. Knead about 5 minutes, until elastic. Cover and allow to sit 30 minutes. 3 Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a 6 inch circle. 4 Thoroughly mix the filling ingredients together (except the oil for frying) 5 Heat oil in a large skillet. Place approximately 1 tablespoon chicken mixture in the center of each dough circle. Fold over mixture and press edges together to seal. In small batches, cook in the hot oil until bottoms are golden brown. Place approximately 1/3 cup water in the pan. Cover and continue cooking approximately 5 minutes, until surfaces of the dumplings are well steamed. Serve immediately.

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