Making your own dumplings is really easy when you use wonton wrappers. These Chicken Dumplings are really simple dumplings that were created for our wonton soup, but could easily find themselves in any number... of delicious soups. If you love them, try adding them to other soups.
For a vegetarian version, try this mushroom dumpling recipe.
In a bowl combined ground chicken, soy sauce, scallions, garlic, and ginger and mix well.
To make each dumpling, place about 2 teaspoons of ground chicken in the center of each wrapper. When ready to shape, brush two of the edges with water. Fold the dry sides onto the wet sides to form a triangle. Press with your fingers to make sure they are closed.
Place the shaped dumplings onto a baking sheet. Once all the filling and wrappers are used, place the dumplings in the freezer until cold and reserve until needed. To cook, boil in broth or water until cooked through, about five minutes.
This recipe yields more dumplings then is needed for the wonton soup. If you have leftovers, you can keep them in the freezer. You can also add more to the soup. Other ways for cooking the leftover dumplings are steaming and pan frying.