Forevermama's Authentic Pot Stickers (Northern Chinese)

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"This is an authentic recipe derived from the North of China. This was given to me by a culinary professor who studied cooking in China. They are Truly Delicious and abundant with flavor. I've also made this using chicken, which I comment upon in the recipe, in place of the pork which comes out just as yum! I hope you and yours enjoys these just as much as we do!"

Original recipe yields 4-5 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (163.2 g)
  • Calories 306.5
  • Total Fat - 13.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 41.3 mg
  • Sodium - 1827.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 32.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 1.9 g
  • Protein - 13 g
  • Calcium - 41.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Combine the pork (or chicken), cabbage, rice wine, soy sauce, salt, pepper, scallions, sesame oil, sugar and stock. Mix well and set aside.

Step 2

Once you remove wrappers from its packaging, keep them covered with a damp dish towel (this will prevent them from drying out -- they need to remain moist for a successful result).

Step 3

Place 4 wrappers at a time on a work surface. Place about 1 teaspoons of filling in the center of each wrapper and fold in half. Moisten the edges with water and pinch together with your fingers, making sure there are no open gaps. Pleat around edges, pinching to seal well.

Step 4

Transfer the dumplings to a floured sheet pan and keep covered with a damp towel until you have finished stuffing all the dumplings.

Step 5

Heat a large skillet over high heat until it is hot. Add the peanut oil (you may need to use more than 1 T) and place the dumplings, flat side down in the pan. Turn down the heat and cook about 2 minutes or until they are lightly browned (you do not need to turn these over). (You may need 2 skillets). Add the 2/3 cup of water; cover the pan tightly and cook for 10-15 minutes over low heat until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Uncover the pan and continue cooking another 2 minutes. Remove the dumplings to a serving platter and serve with the Dipping Sauce.

Step 6

Dipping Sauce: mix all ingredients together. Taste for seasoning and correct if necessary. (The amounts given are approximate, as I normally eye-ball it).

NOTE: Though the authentic recipe uses pork, I have used chicken breast as well which I ran through the food processor

Step 7

The serving size of 4-5 is approximate because it all depends if you serve this as an appetizer versus a main meal

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


dienia b

Loved these they are so good

review by:
(8 Jun 2022)


We love potstickers and while my gdaughter was here I decided to let her help me make some. I ended up using shrimp and they turned out rather well considering it was our first time making them. The sauce was really good with these. Saving to make them again!

review by:
(16 Jun 2021)

Avery And Maxs Mom

Not to difficult to assemble once you get the hang of it. Just make sure not to overfill. Delicious, and a do again and again for us!

(17 Jun 2019)


Other than steaming them in my steamer, I made them just like in the recipe. They were so so delicious! I used Luluj's dumpling sauce to dip them in.

review by:
(16 Dec 2018)


These pot stickers were delicious, we loved the filling. They were relatively quick and easy to make with lovely results. We enjoyed them very much. Thanks for sharing. Made FYC tag game.

review by:
(23 May 2017)

Daily Inspiration

These potstickers are awesome! They are easy to prepare once you get the hang of crimping them. Loved the dipping sauce. Can't wait to try them again when I have guests over.

(31 May 2016)