GENERAL TSO POTSTICKERS

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A new version of comfort food, General Tso Potstickers is packed with flavor. Potstickers are filled with chicken, quinoa, onions, garlic, and soy sauce then cooked in a  sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce with broccoli.

chicken Potstickers with broccoli

GENERAL TSO POTSTICKERS

Traditional General Tso Chicken is made with chicken chunks that are breaded, fried, and covered in a sweet and spicy sauce. My version with chicken potstickers packs a ton of flavor, has some non-traditional ingredients, and, honestly, we like this recipe more than classic General Tso.

Potstickers in a pan

WHAT IS GENERAL TSO CHICKEN?

General Tso’s chicken is a deep-fried, sweet, and spicy chicken dish that’s offered in North American Chinese restaurants. 

WHAT IS GENERAL TSO SAUCE MADE OF?

Classic General Tso Sauce is made of rice vinegar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, sugar, and corn starch. I substituted beef broth instead of water for more flavor. As well, I added ginger and a pinch of red pepper. Instead of brown sugar or granulated white sugar, I opted for healthier coconut sugar.

dumplings in sauce with broccoli

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE GENERAL TSO POTSTICKERS

It looks like a long list of ingredients, but this recipe really isn’t difficult. It’s a little time-consuming stuffing and folding the potstickers, but while they’re cooking the sauce is easy to stir together and it all goes in at once.

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  • Ground chicken. You can also use ground turkey or pork.
  • Garlic. I prefer fresh garlic.
  • Onion. I recommend a white or yellow onion for this recipe.
  • Quinoa. I added cooked quinoa for protein and nutrients and to lighten the potstickers. You can omit it or substitute cooked, riced cauliflower.
  • Soy Sauce. I recommend low-sodium soy.
  • Black Pepper.
  • Wonton Wrappers. Get the small 4-inch wonton wrappers. You can also use round dumpling wrappers.
  • Broccoli. I used 2 cups of broccoli florets so they would cook faster.
  • Beef Broth. You can sub chicken or vegetable stock.
  • Rice Vinegar. There’s not a good substitution for this.
  • Coconut sugar. You may want to use white granulated sugar or brown sugar.
  • Ginger. Fresh, grated ginger. I don’t recommend ground ginger.
  • Cayenne pepper. Omit if heat isn’t your thing.
  • Cornstarch. Cornstarch thickens the sauce. It tastes the same without it if you want to omit it.
General Tso Potstickers

METHOD FOR MAKING

  1. First, mix all the dumpling ingredients together in a large bowl: chicken, onion, garlic, quinoa, soy, and black pepper.
  2. Place one tablespoon of this mixture in the center of your wonton wrapper.
  3. Brush a little water around the edges of the wonton wrapper and pinch to seal.
  4. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
  5. Melt coconut oil in a large saucepan and place potstickers in the oil.
  6. Cook on medium-low 3 minutes.
  7. Add half a cup of beef stock to the pan, cover, and allow it to cook for five minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients together: rice vinegar, soy, coconut sugar, ginger, garlic, pepper, cornstarch.
  9. After five minutes, add the sauce to the pan and broccoli, replace the lid and simmer for another 5 minutes.
  10. Serve hot.
General Tso Potstickers

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General Tso Potstickers are filled with chicken, quinoa, onions, garlic, & soy then cooked in a  sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce with broccoli.

GENERAL TSO POTSTICKERS

General Tso Potstickers is packed with flavor. Potstickers are filled with chicken, quinoa, onions, garlic, and soy sauce then cooked in a  sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce with broccoli.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients

POTSTICKERS

  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey or pork
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 1 cup quinoa cooked
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 25 4-inch wonton wrappers

SAUCE

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 3 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 and ½ teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Instructions

  • Mix all the dumpling ingredients together in a large bowl: chicken, onion, garlic, quinoa, soy, and black pepper.
  • Place one tablespoon of this mixture in the center of each wonton wrapper.
  • Brush a little water around the edges of the wonton wrapper and pinch to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
  • Melt coconut oil in a large saucepan and place potstickers in the oil. Cook on medium-low 3 minutes. Add half a cup of beef stock to the pan, cover, and allow it to cook for five minutes.
  • Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients together: rice vinegar, soy, coconut sugar, ginger, garlic, pepper, and conrnstarch.
  • After the potstickers have steamed in the broth for five minutes, add the rice vinegar sauce and broccoli to the pan, replace the lid and simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1035mg | Potassium: 1088mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg
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