I love pot-stickers! If you have never had them, you can make them yourself! Sometimes they are called dumplings. I used to pass by the won-ton wrappers at the store all the time and wonder, what do you do with those things? I finally bought some. (4 wrappers are only 80 calories). The architecture firm I work for builds the P.F. Chang’s restaurants around the country. I noticed on their menu they had pot-stickers, and went online to see what I could put inside. I kind of made something similar to their lettuce wraps. It turned out great!
- 3/4 pound ground chicken
- 1/2 can of water chestnuts, diced
- 1 carrot, cut into matchsticks
- A few handfuls of broccoli slaw, chopped
- 1/4 cup of your favorite stir fry sauce
I cooked the ground chicken until it was cooked. Add the water chestnuts, carrots, broccoli slaw and cook for about 5 minutes, until the veggies get tender. Add the stir fry sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Take 1 won-ton wrapper and place about a tablespoon of the chicken mixture inside. Pinch the ends together so that none of the sides are exposed. I cooked it in a big skillet with about a tablespoon of canola oil. I browned both sides, then added about 1/4 cup of water, cover and steam for another 5 minutes or so until the water evaporates. I couldn’t believe how good they turned out. My younger son doesn’t like ground chicken, so I made a pizza pot-sticker for him. I added a little pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese, pinched the sides together and finished it like the chicken pot-stickers. You can make the insides whatever you like. Add just veggies to make it vegetarian, add different stir fry sauces and whatever else you like. Once you make it the first time, you will be sure to make them again and again!