Chicken Dumplings | Popular Asian foods


These chicken dumplings are definitely a must-have and once you try them they are undoubtedly going to become popular with your tastebuds!


For the baked dumplings:

  • 1 ½  cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup water(at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½  tablespoons oil
  • 1 beaten egg

for the filling

  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp garlic 
  • 2 chicken breasts (cooked and shredded)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp ground coriander

For the serving plate
soy sauce
rock salt

  1. To make the dough for the dumplings, sift the flour into a bowl.
  2. Add the salt to the bowl and mix.
  3. Slowly add in the water and mix with a spoon till the dough forms.(You may add some water if needed,although the dough must not be too sticky).
  4. Place the oil into the bowl and ensure that it coats the dough.
  5. Dust some flour onto a board and transfer the dough to the board.
  6. Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes and then cut it into 20 equal portions.
  7. Cover the dough with a clean kitchen towel and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  8. In the meantime, slice the onions and cut carrots into thin sticks.
  9. Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes.
  10. Add the onions, carrots and garlic to the pan and fry them for 4 minutes.
  11. Place the shredded chicken into the pan as well as all of the spices listed below for the filling and cook for 10 minutes.
  12. Remove the pan from the heat.
  13. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  14. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  15. Roll each of the 20 balls into small, thin circles on a floured surface. (The circles don’t have to be perfectly round.)Do not stack the circles.
  16. When you’ve rolled all the circles, place about 2 tsp of the filling in the center of each circle and lift the edges of the circle, bringing them all to the center and press them slightly below the top of the ‘little parcels’ you would have made so that the filling does not escape.
  17. Do this with the remaining circles. 
  18. Arrange the dumplings onto the baking tray leaving some space between them.
  19. Brush each of them with the beaten egg before placing them in the oven.
  20. Let them bake for 40-45 minutes till they are golden-brown in color.