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 them 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.

How to make Chicken Potstickers at home

It’s a problem.

I’m usually full before my dinner comes. But I can’t resist. 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.

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!

And we will no longer be friends.

I kid.

BUT, I probably won’t believe you. Because…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!

A few tips on potstickers:

The filling possibilities are endless. You could fill them with pork, you could fill them with shrimp, or chicken or simply veggies. The trick is to make sure that they aren’t over stuffed. I usually use a heaping teaspoon of the filling. If you use much more than that, the wrappers break open.

Easy Chicken Potstickers

Speaking of wrappers. You may be wondering what kind of wrappers to use. Potsticker wrappers are small round flat pieces of dough made of flour. We are fortunate enough to have amazing Asian markets, like Uwajimaya, here in Seattle so gyoza (or potsticker) wrappers are really easy to find. If you don’t have an Asian market near you, I often find the wrappers in the produce section of my grocery store.

When it comes to cooking potstickers, I have add them simply steamed. I have enjoyed them steamed and then pan fried and finally, straight up deep fried. Personally, the version that I like best are steamed and panfried. The top parts are tender and the bottom has a perfect crunch. It’s really the best way to eat them!

Can you freeze potstickers?

You betcha! Whenever I make egg rolls or potstickers, I always make sure that I make extra so that I can store some in the freezer for whenever I get the craving.

The best way to freeze pot stickers is to arrange them in a single layer on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Then put them in the freezer. This ensures that you freeze each potsticker individually and none get stuck together.

Once the potstickers are frozen, put them in a freezer bag and grab them as you want them. Just make sure that you thaw them in the fridge before cooking.

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!

What is inside chicken potstickers?

These 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.

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!

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.

Note: Recipe updated with photos, video and new dipping sauce recipe 2019.

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!

Spicy Sesame Chicken Potstickers Recipe

Makes about 20 Prep Time: Cook Time:
5 based on 25 reviews


  • 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
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Potsticker Dipping Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon black vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon diced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil



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


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.


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.


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


To make dipping sauce: whisk together all ingredients.


Nutrition facts not guaranteed.

Nutrition information

Amount per serving: Without dipping sauce
Calories: 502 , Total Fat: 11.8g , Saturated Fat: 2.4g , Cholesterol: 77mg , Sodium: 777mg , Carbohydrates: 63.3g , Fiber: 2.2g , Sugar: 0.3g , Protein: 32.7g

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  • Reply
    August 5, 2019 at 7:54 am

    In the filling ingredients it calls for 1/4 teaspoon ginger. Is the ginger ground, minced or chopped? Thank you!! I’m looking forward to trying this. It looks yummy!

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      August 5, 2019 at 1:41 pm

      Hi Eileen! Ground ginger :)

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    June 23, 2019 at 4:50 pm

    Delicious! Restaurant quality!

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      June 24, 2019 at 11:59 am

      Thank you! So happy you enjoyed them!

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    Sandra | A Dash of Sanity
    April 8, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    This will be a sure hit at my house!!

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    April 1, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Clearly I NEED these in my life!!!

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    March 31, 2019 at 12:59 am

    I am sure these will be a new favorite in our house! I love how crispy they look!

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    Chrissie Baker
    March 30, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    I am going to try these! I love the recipes on this site. Never been disappointed!

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    March 30, 2019 at 9:16 am

    These need to happen today, they look SO good!!

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    Katerina @ diethood .com
    March 30, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Oh my goodness, these look incredibly delicious!! I can’t wait to try them!

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    March 29, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Those do look absolutely scrumptious! I’ve never tried making my own potstickers, but your pictures are making me want to!

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    March 24, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    You had me at spicy. That’s enough for me to drool over the dish. But boy those pot stickers looks beyond deliciousness. Simply the best pot stickers i’ve seen in a long time

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    March 24, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Yum! These chicken potstickers looks so good and I love all your photos of them! Making me drool. Thanks so much for sharing :).

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    Pearl Rodrigues
    March 23, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Tender ground chicken with sesame oil makes a great combination. I love how juicy and appetizing this looks. I’m sure my family would love to bite into it so a must try for me

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    Veronika's Kitchen
    March 22, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I’ve never tried pot stickers but they look absolutely delicious! Plus, they are easy to make and will be so great for a weekend!

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    March 21, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Yes please! I loooove pot stickers! The spicy sesame chicken sounds extra delicious, I can’t wait to try this recipe :P

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    March 20, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    Potstickers are so good! I’ve never thought of making them but that will change real soon these look absolutely tasty and easy to make

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore
    March 20, 2019 at 10:23 am

    These look really amazing! My kids will surely love these!

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    March 20, 2019 at 7:05 am

    We love potstickers! For me only the vegetarian ones, but my husband would love this chicken version too. Yum!

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    March 20, 2019 at 12:58 am

    This is always a winner in my house! I will try your recipe!

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    Melanie Bauer
    March 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Looks spectacular! Our whole family will surely love this, need to try this soon!

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    Katherine | Love In My Oven
    March 19, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    YUM! You can never go wrong with potstickers! Especially spicy sesame! Mmm…love that you steamed them first! These look terrific!

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    Pam Greer
    March 19, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    Oh my gosh that filling sounds amazing and that color is gorgeous!! I love that you steam them and then pan fry them!

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    Cindy Gordon
    March 19, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    You can never go wrong with a good potsticker. This is a new one of making it for me! I can’t wait to give it a try.

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    Danielle Wolter
    March 19, 2019 at 11:03 am

    potstickers are the BEST! i love them so much. the flavors in these are so incredible. i’m lucky to have tons of markets near me so i can get whatever i need :-)

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    Carrie | Clean Eating Kitchen
    March 19, 2019 at 7:21 am

    These potstickers look amazing, and I love the chicken filling! I always have them in restaurants, but never make them at home – maybe now’s the time!

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    Elaine Benoit
    March 19, 2019 at 5:40 am

    Hehe, I’m like you. I, too get full before my meal, especially if I get to eat something as delicious as your chicken potstickers as an appetizer!! This looks so yummy!

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    March 19, 2019 at 3:17 am

    These actually look incredible! I have never made these before yet you have made them look so sweet and simple! I am so looking forward to making these!

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    Katerina @ diethood .com
    March 19, 2019 at 3:00 am

    These look incredibly delicious!! SO much better than take out!! YUM!!

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    Beth Pierce
    March 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    These look so tasty! Way better than any restaurant version; can’t wait to give these a try!

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    March 14, 2019 at 8:01 am

    I made these last night. I had to use pork because my store didn’t have ground chicken for some reason. They were still delicious though! I did however cook the meat before hand. I didn’t feel comfortable putting raw meat in there. I would put more soy sauce and salt and pepper in the mixture next time! But my boyfriend and I scarfed them down! Thank you for the recipe!

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      March 14, 2019 at 9:20 am

      You are so welcome! I agree that ground chicken can be kind of hard to find, and when you do it can be kind of on the expensive side for some reason. Pork is a great substitute! It’s also good to know that you can cook the meat ahead of time and it still turns out well for those that are nervous about that :)

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    Sara Hamling
    October 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm

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

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    August 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm

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

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      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.

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      January 30, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you Katy! And you’re welcome :)

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    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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    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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      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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    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.

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