Spicy Sesame Chicken Potstickers

Chicken potstickers, whether they are pan fried potstickers or deep fried, are the most delicious Asian appetizer. Trust me, this simple chicken potstickers recipe will become your favorite!

I always have been, and probably always will be, a sucker for potstickers. The crispy golden fried bottoms. The tender flavorful filling. A platter of potstickers just makes me so…so… happy.

Whenever I go out to any kind of Asian restaurant, I must always get whatever potstickers are on the menu. They are my favorite. That and wontons. So I also must order whatever wontons are on the menu.

It’s a problem really.

I’m usually full before my dinner comes, but I just can’t not eat them.  I mean seriously. Savory, flavorful filling stuffed into a wrapper and fried or pan fried and steamed just until the bottom is crispy. Just tell me you don’t like Asian potstickers.

And we will no longer be friends.

I kid.

BUT, I probably won’t believe you.

And if you still insist on trying to convince me that you don’t like them, I challenge you to try these spicy sesame chicken potstickers.

My chicken potstickers are stuffed with tender ground chicken, spicy jalapenos, garlic and nutty sesame oil. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. Potstickers are the perfect appetizer for an Asian meal. Serve them alongside honey walnut shrimp and a side of fried rice. Ah-mazing.

In fact, I think I’ll go to the freezer (that’s right you can double…triple…quadrupleinfinity this recipe and freeze them so you have them whenever you want them!) right now and start thawing a bag for dinner.

Or a mid morning snack.

Yeah, I like that idea better.

Spicy Sesame Chicken Potstickers

Spicy Sesame Chicken Potstickers Recipe

Makes about 20 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (seeds removed if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • bowl of water, plus 1/2 cup for cooking
  • 20 wonton wrappers
  • oil

Instructions

1

Use your hands to combine first 8 ingredients together in a bowl. Mix well.

2

Place 1 teaspoon of mixture into a gyoza wrapper. Dip your finger in water and run along the outside edge of the wrapper. Fold wrapper over the mixture and pinch closed. Repeat with remaining filling and wrappers.

3

To cook, heat enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of a skillet over medium-high heat. Place pot stickers in the skillet and fry 2 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Pour in 1/2 cup water, cover and cook 5-7 minutes or until water has evaporated. Serve hot.

4

To freeze, place uncooked potstickers on a baking sheet in a single layer. Freeze until solid. Transfer to freezer bags. Thaw before cooking.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Sara Hamling
    October 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    These were tasty and easy — mine made about 40 potstickers though instead of 20.

  • Reply
    Jessica
    August 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Do you cook the meat first and then add in the wrapper?

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      Deseree
      August 6, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      The meat isn’t cooked when you add it to the wrappers but it cooks while you are cooking the potstickers.

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    Katy Lawler
    January 30, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    This recipe was really really good. I made a lot of extras to freeze. And just fyi i cook them straight from frozen just add a few more mins to the cooking time but they come just as good. Thanks for the recipe. At least one batch will be in my freezer st all times.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      January 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you Katy! And you’re welcome :)

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    ghj
    January 18, 2014 at 6:08 am

    Gyoza! or Dumplings!

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    Cinnamon Flowers
    January 17, 2014 at 3:27 am

    I made these and my daughter and I love them. I wondered how you keep the water from spraying everywhere when you add it to the pan that has hot oil in it. We made quite a mess. Delicous thanks so much for such a yummy recipe we have made them a number of times:)

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    Leeann
    January 11, 2014 at 7:24 am

    I LOVE the sweet/spicy sauce that looks like soy sauce that they serve with them. Would love to have the recipe for that!

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      MISSY
      March 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      It’s so delicious.
      I’ve used this one and it never fails.
      4 T soy sauce
      1 t sesame oil
      1T rice vinegar
      2 t chopped ginger
      2 T chopped green onion
      Happy Asian cookin’!

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    CJ Huang
    November 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I’m definitely looking forward to trying this recipe! Potstickers are a favorite around here too. :)

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook
    August 14, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    I love potstickers (we call it gyoza) and my kids always get excited when I make them and put them in bento box. Yours make me drool! I should make a spicy version next time. This looks delicious!

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    Kumar's Kitchen
    August 12, 2013 at 8:16 am

    oh so perfectly crisp edged pot stickers….makes us go for more than two helping every time we have them, but this recipe we guess will make us finish off a number of plate-fulls,thanks a lot for sharing these delicacies :-)

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    sheila
    August 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I’m a sucker for a pot sticker or two also! these look amazing!!

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig
    August 9, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Yes, they have to have a crispy edge…which these obviously do! Now I can’t think of anything else! These sound delish.