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Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Dumplings

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Food holds a world of meaning at the Lunar New Year (February 8th this year!): Eating an entire fish will bring you a prosperous life from start to finish, rice cakes are good luck if you want to move up in a job (or in height), and dumplings, served arranged in lines, imply a life that's moving forward.

Chicken Potstickers
Chicken Potstickers

Molly Yeh makes these dumplings every year for her family's Chrismakkuh celebration, but we'll take any excuse to eat gingery, umami-packed bundles of joy dumplings. Though we're not sure we can wait 'til Monday to enjoy these little fellas:

Chicken Potstickers

Chicken Potstickers

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Makes about 20

For the wrappers

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water

For the filling

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons each: sugar, soy sauce, and rice vinegar
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 stalks green onion, minced
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pinch red chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup oil for frying the potstickers (I use canola)
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Will you also be making these tonight? Can you hardly wait to get your hands on these pot-sticking chicken wonders? Tell us in the comments below!

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Tags: Chicken, Holiday