Chinese Dumplings

Once you’ve mastered the technique, you’ll find that it takes just minutes to make a double (or triple) batch for a big crowd. You can buy wonton wrappers at Asian grocery stores, but they’re also sold at many supermarkets.

Chinese Dumplings Kick off your next party with a platter of succulent dumplings filled with super-lean ground turkey and partnered with a tangy soy-citrus dipping sauce

Quick look

  • prep 25 min    cook 10 min


  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 3 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • 1/4 cup sliced water chestnuts, minced
  • 24 round wonton wrappers (3 1/2 inches)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

    How to make it  35 minutes

  • 1

    Combine 1 tablespoon soy sauce, cornstarch, and ginger in medium bowl. Add ground turkey, cilantro, scallions, and water chestnuts, and mix well.

  • 2

    Place wonton wrappers on work surface. Spoon a rounded teaspoon of turkey mixture onto center of each wrapper. Place some filling in center of a wonton wrapper and brush the edges of the wrapper with water. Fold the wonton wrapper over the filling and pinch the edges together by making small pleats.

  • 3

    Spray large heatproof plate with cooking spray. Place 12 dumplings on plate. Place round cake rack in large skillet and pour in water to come just to bottom of rack. Cover and bring to a boil over medium heat. Place plate of dumplings on rack, cover, and steam until filling is firm and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove and keep warm. Repeat with remaining dumplings.

  • 4

    Meanwhile, combine remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, lime juice, and sugar in small skillet over low heat and cook just until sugar has melted, about 1 minute. Serve dumplings with dipping sauce. Makes 24 dumplings.

Healthy Cooking Tip

If you can’t find wonton wrappers, make your own: Combine 1 cup flour and 1/4 cup cold water in a small bowl. Mix and knead until a smooth, stiff dough forms, adding a few drops more water if necessary. Wrap in plastic wrap and let stand 30 minutes. Divide dough into three equal pieces. Cut each piece into 8 pieces, and roll each into a ball. Roll each ball to a 3 1/2-inch round. If made a day ahead, store, loosely stacked, in a plastic bag in the refrigerator.


Chinese Dumpling si called Jiaozi in China. it is a traditional Chinese food, served in Northern China during the holidays. The dumpling is shaped like an ancient Chinese gold or silver ingot, which symbolizes weath. During Chinese New Year, the dumpling is one of the key foods. Dumplings are made New Year’s Eve, and a coin in the dumpling is expected to have good fortune in the New Year.

Nutritional Information(per serving)

  • Calories: 97
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 11mg
  • Sodium: 349mg
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fiber: 1g

    Round Out the Meal
    Julienne some napa cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, carrots and green onions and toss with Asian vinaigrette for a crunchy side salad.

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