Chicken and Edamame Dumplings

By Anne Wilfong, R.D., L.D. – July 5, 2012
Photography by Brian Fitzsimmons

These dumplings make a great weeknight meal when paired with sautéed Asian greens.

What You Need

For Dumplings:
3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, roughly chopped
2/3 cup shelled edamame, steamed
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
2 green onions, both white and green parts, chopped
2 tablespoons Vietnamese chili garlic sauce, such as Huy Fong
1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
24 won ton or dumpling wrappers

For sauce:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
1/2 tablespoon sesame oil


Calories 221
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrates 23 g
Fat 8 g
Sodium 605 mg
Fiber 1 g

Makes approximately 24 dumplings

Price per serving: $1.56
Restaurant Price: $4.95

How You Make it

1. Bring water to boil in a large pot fitted with a steamer and reduce to simmer.

2. Keep the wrappers moist by covering them with a damp kitchen towel.

3. Place the chicken in the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times.

4. Add the edamame, ginger, green onions, chili garlic sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Pulse mixture until very well combined.

5. Add approximately 1 tablespoon of chicken mixture to the center of each wrapper. Moisten the sides of the wrapper with water and close each dumpling by gathering the edges of the wrapper towards the center. Keep filled dumplings moist by covering them with a damp kitchen towel.

6. Place the dumplings in a single layer in the steamer and steam for approximately 6-7 minutes. Repeat with remaining dumplings and serve immediately with sauce.

Did you know?

Researchers estimate that when we eat away from home, each additional meal or snack adds an average of 134 calories to the calorie count of the same meals made at home.

This recipe is brought to you by Whole Foods Market.

Registered and licensed dietitians Alexa Sparkman and Anne Wilfong can provide reliable, objective nutrition information, separate facts from fads, and translate the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand nutrition information. For more information about their nutrition counseling practice, contact Alexa or Anne at 512.257.0898 or



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