Pan-fried Chicken and Chinese Garlic Chive Dumplings

These are one of my all-time favorite kind of dumplings. While the ready-made packs are fantastic and so convenient,it can be fun to make your own. The Chinese garlic chives add an extra fragrant dimension to these crispy beauties.

Crispy Chicken Dumplings
Crispy Chicken Dumplings
Crispy Chicken Dumpling
Dumpling Wrappers
Dumplings in progress


  • 2 Packs of Northern dumpling wraps (approx. 25 x 2)
  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1 block tofu
  • 1 cup Shiitake mushroom (minced)
  • 3.5 cups of Chinese garlic chives (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing cooking wine
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tsp white pepper


  1. In a large mixing bowl mix all the ingredients together until everything is combined.
  2. Ensure the tofu is mixed through.
  3. Fill a small bowl with water this will help the dumplings stick together.
  4. Put a teaspoon of the mixture in the middle of the dumpling.
  5. Using your finger coat the edges of the wrapper with water to ensure it sticks.
  6. Use a dumpling mold or manually fold the dumpling over and press all the edges together.
  7. Once dumplings are all wrapped.
  8. Heat up vegetable oil in a hot pan (medium high heat) and add dumplings.
  9. Once the bottoms start to get crispy flip them over.
  10. Add a little water (be careful the hot oil may splash) and immediately put on the lid. The steam will help cook it through.
  11. Serve.


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