Happy Chinese New Year! I love dumplings in any form. Today I thought I would make them with chicken and slightly healthier then normal.

Dipping Sauce

3/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar

2 tbs grated ginger

2 tbs grated garlic

1 tbs chili paste

1 tbs sugar

1/2 sliced scallions

Combine all the ingredients mixing thoroughly then set the sauce a side in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.CDsauce

Chicken Dumplings

 2 skinless ground chicken breasts

1 tbs grated ginger

1 clove grated garlic

1/2 cup sliced scallions

1.5 tbs soy sauce

1.5 tsp sesame oil

salt and pepper

wonton wrappers

Combine all the ingredients until incorporated in mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set this mix aside.CDmixPlace a wonton wrapper flat in the palm of your hand. Add 1 tablespoon of the mixture to the center. Then dip a finger in the egg wash, paint all 4 edges with the wash then fold the wonton in half opposite corner to corner. Seal tightly all around. Fold the longer two triangle points together and seal to make the wonton shape.

To cook: preheat a pan medium-high, add 2 tbs of canola oil and then dumplings. Sauté ~ 1 minute then add 1/3 cup of water. Cover and cook for 8 minutes. The bottom should be nice and crispy when done.CDcooking1CDcooking2CDcooking3Dumplings platingCDplating2Dumplings