Friday, February 3, 2012

Chicken Pot Stickers

Chicken Pot Stickers
We have bought these at Costco but never made them, so we decided to give it a try. It is fun to make your own so you can control what's in it. (quality control! :) They were so good we all loved them. They were loaded with good things in them as well. I will be making these again soon. They would be great for a get together if you are having one this weekend!

Hope you have a great weekend. We are looking forward to a wonderful family day on Sunday, too. It has become a tradition to have lots of yummy food for the day and enjoy the family. We skip the football game, and just focus on family time. Our family looks forward to this all year. :) Family time is what life is all about. Let the fun begin!

2 1/2 C napa cabbage
1/2 lb ground chicken
2 garlic cloves minced
1/4 C water
1 T low sodium soy sauce
2 T ultra gel (This is fantastic!) or 1 T cornstarch
1 T fresh ginger grated
3/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp mustard powder
1/2 C spelt berries or cooked rice, or cooked quinoa + 2 T water (optional)*
40 wonton wraps
small bowl of water
oil to cook them in (I used grape seed oil)

2 T soy sauce
2 T rice vinegar
4 T salsa
6 T cilantro chopped up
4 garlic cloves minced
1 T grated fresh ginger


1. Mix ingredients for the sauce in a bowl and set aside.

2. Cut up cabbage in thin slices. Sprinkle with salt and set aside for 20 min. (This will help get some of the moisture out.)

3. In a skillet, saute chicken, and garlic till lightly browned.

4. Squeeze the cabbage in your fists over a bowl to get out the excess moisture. Then put cabbage, cooked meat, water, say sauce, ultra gel or cornstarch, ginger, pepper, mustard and grain (if desired) in blender or food processor. Blend until all combined and a creamy consistency.

5. Lay out the wonton shells several at a time so you can do a mass production. Scoop about about a tsp of the mixture on to the wonton wrapper. Wet your finger with water from the bowl and rub it all along the edge of the wonton wrapper. Fold over to make a triangle and seal shut, squeezing out the air as much as possible.

6. Heat up skillet to medium heat. Pour in a small amount of oil about 2 T. Place the pot stickers (Put in about 10 at a time depending on your skillet size) in the skillet with the seam up. Let them get lightly brown on the bottom. Then carefully pour in 1/3 C water and turn down the heat to medium low. Be careful, because if your oil is too hot, it could splatter! Cover and let it cook until the water evaporates or almost evaporates. Take them out of the skillet while and keep them warm while you cook the other pot stickers. Wipe out the pan after each batch with a paper towel and restart the process.

7. Serve with the dipping sauce. Yum! This recipe made about 35 small pot stickers.

*How to make spelt berries:


2 C water
1 C spelt
1 T coconut oil


Pressure cooking method:
1. Pour spelt, water, oil and into the pressure cooking.

2. Set the pressure cooker on to high pressure. Set timer for 25 min.

3. Put on lid and let it cook. Let the pressure release on its on. You can leave it on warm and serve whenever you want to.

Stove top method: Add an extra cup of water

1.Pour 3 cups of water into medium saucepan heat till comes to a boil.

2. Pour cup of spelt in boiling water and add spices and oil. Let it come to a boil again.

3. Put the lid on turn it to low. Let it cook another 40-60 min or until soft and they start to split. Drain off water.

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