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Horizontal image of a blue, white, and red plate of homemade chicken pot stickers with a soy and red chili dipping sauce in a small gray cup, with another white plate of appetizers in the background, and a small white ceramic cup and a pair of decorative chopsticks on a small blue ceramic fish rest to the left, on a blue cloth on top of a brown wood surface.

Pan-Fried Chicken Pot Stickers

  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 40 pot stickers 1x


There’s no need to order takeout to get your appetizer fix – make pan-fried chicken pot stickers in your own kitchen instead.



For the Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 tsp seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

For the Dumplings:

  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1.5 cups pre-packaged broccoli slaw
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 40 round wonton wrappers (1 12-oz package)
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil, divided


  1. Stir together all of the ingredients to make the dipping sauce. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 1-2 minutes. Add ground chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Drain off any fat.
  3. Chop the broccoli slaw very finely, between a dice and a mince. Add to the pan and stir to combine. Cook for 3 minutes, or until the vegetables are softened. Stir in garlic, ginger, and soy sauce, and cook for 1 more minute.
  4. Remove pan from heat and stir in crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Add additional seasoning to taste.
  5. Lay wonton wrapper on a clean, flat work surface. Using your finger or a pastry brush, wet the perimeter edge with water.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of chicken mixture to the center of the wrapper.
  7. Fold wrapper in half to form a half moon shape, and press the edges firmly together to get a tight seal. Set aside.
  8. Repeat this process until all of the ground chicken mixture has been used up.
  9. Heat about 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Lay a few pot stickers at a time in the pan with the seam to one side. Cook for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown, then turn over and cook on the other side.
  10. Repeat with remaining pot stickers, adding more sesame oil 1 tablespoon at a time if the pan gets dry.  
  11. Serve with dipping sauce.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Keywords: pot stickers, chicken, appetizer, Chinese