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Steamed Chicken Dumplings for the Lunar New Year

All around the world, people welcome the Lunar New Year with an abundant feast. Everyone gathers to share traditional “lucky” dishes like noodlesfish, and various dim sum – symbols of great fortune and prosperity. While the holidays are a time of indulgence, there are lighter options you can make for your celebrations. This recipe for steamed chicken dumplings is on the healthier side, but it’s no less tasty.

The secret is in the simple yet umami-packed filling, made with Knorr Chicken Cubes, mushrooms, and peanut butter. The ground chicken simmers in this savory mixture until every morsel absorbs all that flavor. Then, all that’s left is to wrap each dumpling before steaming. It’s so easy that even kids can help! Make it a fun family activity this year. It’s sure to be an unforgettable part of your festivities.

Ingredients for Steamed Chicken Dumplings

A box of Knorr Chicken Broth Cubes
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • ½ pc small onion, minced
  • 125 g ground chicken
  • ⅛ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup diced mushrooms
  • 1 pc Knorr Chicken Cube
  • siomai wrappers 

How to Cook Steamed Chicken Dumplings

Step 1

Heat oil in a pan over medium-high flame. Sauté onions until translucent. 

Step 2

Add ground chicken and sauté until slightly browned and cooked through. 

Step 3

Stir in peanut butter, mushrooms, and Knorr Chicken Cube. Mix until the cube is dissolved. Simmer for at least 2 minutes. 

Step 4

Set mixture aside to cool. Once ready, divide filling into teaspoon-sized portions. 

Step 5

Tuck filling into a siomai wrapper, fold, and seal. Steam dumplings until cooked. Serve hot.

Besides the ground chicken, you can make these steamed chicken dumplings with breasts or thighs. Go for boneless and skinless cuts to make prep easier. You’ll want to chop them into small cubes to ensure an even cook. Tip: combine white and dark meat to keep the dish light while adding a hint of that flavorful fattiness. 

In Chinese culture, dumplings symbolize wealth. Their most basic shape is the half-moon, which resembles the gold and silver ingots (or “sycee”) used as currency in ancient China. They say that enjoying dumplings during the Lunar New Year can bring wealth and fortune to your home. So, make sure to have these on the menu!

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