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Easy Leftover Chicken and Vegetable Dumplings

Easy Leftover Chicken and Vegetable Dumplings

  • Author: Julie
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Makes at least 20 Dumplings Tip: boil them the night before, pan fry in the morning and put in a thermos for an easy lunch idea!


  • 1 cup finely chicken cooked, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Chopped greens such as spinach
  • ¼ cup cleaned mushrooms and finely chopped
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 20 wonton wrappers


  1. Prepare the filling:
  2. Heat frying pan to medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil.
  3. Let the oil heat for 1 minute then add the chicken, garlic, mushrooms, and greens.
  4. Add the soy sauce and sauté until the mushrooms are cooked through and the chicken is heated through (about 5 minutes). If you find the mixture is dry, you can add a tablespoon of water to add moisture.
  5. Drain the mixture using a sieve and set aside to cool.
  6. Set up your wonton dumpling making station:
  7. Put your wonton wrappers on a plate, next to that put your bowl with the filling, and a small bowl of water.
  8. Use a spoon to handle the filling.
  9. Assemble your wonton dumplings:
  10. Take one wonton wrapper and put about 1 tsp of the mixture in the centre of the wrapper.
  11. Using your finger, dip the tip of your index finger into the water and lightly wet the edges of the wrapper.
  12. Fold the wrapper in half, lengthwise, and press the edges to seal.
  13. Fold the wrapper in half again, lengthwise, and wrap it so that the opening is on the outside and the ends of the wrapper come together.
  14. Use a little dab of water and press the ends together firmly over each other so that they stick together and maintains a circular shape.
  15. Cook your wonton dumplings:
  16. Fill a pot with water and bring it to a boil.
  17. Working in batches, boil about 6 dumplings at a time for about 5 minutes or until the wonton wrapper looks cooked through.
  18. Once cooked, use a slotted spoon and put the dumplings into a colander and keep warm.
  19. Repeat until all of the dumplings are cooked.
  20. Pan fry your dumplings:
  21. Heat a pan to medium high heat with about 1 Tbsp of oil in it.
  22. Working in batches again, add 6 dumplings to your pan and pan fry until some of the edges are golden brown, about 2 minutes (you won’t always get even browning).
  23. Move the pan friend dumplings to a heat safe dish and keep warm.
  24. Repeat until all of the dumplings have been pan fried.
  25. Garnish with green onions and serve with soy sauce for dipping.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins