Chicken dumplings are a type of dumpling that is filled with minced or chopped chicken and various vegetables or herbs. The filling is then wrapped in a thin sheet of dough, usually made with wheat flour, and cooked in boiling water, steamed, or pan-fried.
The filling for chicken dumplings can vary, but typically includes chicken meat, cabbage, garlic, ginger, and green onions. The dough is made by mixing wheat flour, water, and salt until it forms a smooth, elastic dough that can be rolled out thin. The filling is placed in the center of each dough wrapper, and the edges are sealed together by crimping or folding the dough.
Once the dumplings are assembled, they can be cooked in a variety of ways. Boiled dumplings are cooked in a pot of boiling water for a few minutes until they float to the surface, while steamed dumplings are cooked in a steamer basket over boiling water. Pan-fried dumplings are cooked in a skillet with oil until the bottoms are crispy, and then a small amount of water is added to steam them until the filling is fully cooked.
Chicken dumplings are often served as an appetizer or a main dish, and can be served with dipping sauces such as soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, or vinegar. They are a popular dish in many Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Korean, and Japanese cuisine.