Chicken Pot Stickers with Orange Sesame Sauce

crispy chicken pot stickers with orange sesame dipping sauce

  • Author: Kayla Howey



Pot Sticker Dough

  • ½ lb all-purpose flour
  • ½ lb whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/3 cup boiling water, or more if needed

Chicken Filling

  • 16 oz ground chicken
  • 6 oz shredded cabbage
  • 1 ½ oz chopped scallions
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • To Cook the Pot Stickers
  • 2 qt chicken stock
  • 2 qt water
  • oil for pan-frying

Orange Sesame Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1 ½ tsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp rice wine
  • sliced scallions, to garnish
  • toasted sesame seeds, to garnish


Pot Sticker Dough

  1. Combine both flours in a food processor. Run the machine as you slowly add the boiling water. Blend until a dough begins to form, about 20 more seconds. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface knead for about 4-5 minutes until the dough is soft. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest on the counter for 1 hour.

Chicken Filling

  1. Combine the ground chicken, cabbage, scallions, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Beat the egg separately and incorporate into the mixture. Sprinkle the cornstarch and salt in and mix. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Making the Pot Stickers

  1. Unwrap the dough and turn out onto a floured work surface. Cut in half. Keep one half covered while you work with the other. Roll the dough out to a thickness of 1/16-inch. Use a 3 ½” circular cutter to cut circles. Cover the pieces to prevent them from drying out. Spoon a tablespoon of filling onto each circle of dough (make sure you don’t over-fill or else the dough won’t seal). Fold the circles in half and crimp the edges. Keep the pot stickers covered and repeat with the other half of dough.
  2. Meanwhile, bring the chicken stock and water to a boil in a pot. When all the pot stickers are formed, begin to cook. Work in batches to boil the pot stickers for just about 3 minutes each in the liquid. Remove to a plate. Once all of them are dry, heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add enough oil to cover the bottom. Pan fry the pot stickers until golden and crispy on one side. You can flip and crisp the other side, or leave that side soft. Transfer the pot stickers to a plate lined with paper towels. Serve warm.

Orange Sesame Dipping Sauce

  1. Meanwhile, whisk the soy sauce, fish sauce, fresh orange juice, orange zest, sesame oil, honey, and rice wine together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Drop the heat to medium-low and let simmer until slightly reduce, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to serve with sesame seeds to garnish.

To Serve

  1. Serve the pot stickers warm with the orange sesame dipping sauce on the side. Sprinkle more toasted sesame seeds and scallions over the top of the pot stickers.


  • You can substitute the ground chicken for ground pork if you’d like.