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Spicy hoisin chicken baked dumplings recipe

Spicy hoisin chicken baked dumplings recipe

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Chef Kwoklyn says: “As Chinese New Year unfolds, it’s customary to serve dumplings - symbols of wealth and prosperity. Their golden crescent shape resembles ancient Chinese gold ingots, promising fortune for the year ahead.” See method

  • Makes 24
  • Takes 50 mins plus cooling
  • 127 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free

Ingredients

  • 2 x 320g packs readyrolled puff pastry
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

For the filling

  • ½ tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 350g chicken thigh fillets, finely diced
  • 2 tsp crushed chillies
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsp hoisin sauce, plus extra to serve (optional)
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
If you don't have any spring onions, try using white onions or leeks and adjust the amount accordingly

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    530kj
    127kcal
    6%
  • Fat

    8g 11%
  • Saturates

    3g 16%
  • Sugars

    2g 2%
  • Salt

    0.2g 2%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.3g Protein 4.4g Fibre 0.3g

Method

  1. For the filling, heat the oil in a wok over a medium heat and fry the onion for 6-8 mins. Add the garlic and spring onions and fry for 1-2 mins until fragrant. Add the chicken; fry for 3-4 mins until cooked through. 
  2. Stir in the rest of the filling ingredients, cook for 1 more min, then transfer to a bowl or tray to cool for 5 mins. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°
  3. Unroll the pastry on its paper, then use an 8cm round cutter to cut out discs – you should get 12 per pastry sheet. Spoon 1 heaped tsp fi lling into the centre of each disc then pull up the sides, pinching the pastry to seal. Repeat with the remaining pastry.
  4. Whisk the egg with 1 tbsp water in a small bowl. Arrange the dumplings on a lined baking sheet, brush with the eggwash, then sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 15 mins or until puff ed and golden. Set aside for 5-10 mins to cool slightly. Serve with extra hoisin sauce for dipping, if you like.

Tip: Any leftover filling can be kept, covered, in the fridge for 1 week: add to fried rice or chow mein.

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