This homemade recipe for Chicken Gyoza Recipe are amazing. The dumplings are crispy on the outside while the chicken is tender and juicy on the inside. Cooked in a skillet, these gyozas are the perfect recipe for a quick dinner or a side dish when you don’t want to order take out.

The dumplings are similar to our Russian Pelmeni but so much quicker to make.

Chicken gyoza recipe on a plate topped with greens and next to a bowl of gyoza sauce.

what is a gyoza?

Gyoza is a thinly rolled out dough filled with ground meat, sealed and cooked. Though considered to be Japanese cuisine, they are similar to potstickers which originate from China (like our pork potstickers).

The dough is crispy when fried and the steaming allows the chicken inside to become so juicy and tender. When dipped into the gyoza sauce, the flavors are amazing.

If you LOVE pelmeni but hate how long they take to make, this is a PERFECT substitute.

Chicken gyoza with ground meat dipped in soy sauce.

how to cook gyozas-

Thay may either be pan-fried or steamed. I like to get the dumplings crispy on one size then finish cooking them by steaming them.

how to make chicken filled dumplings-

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the filling.
  • Add meat to the wrappers and seal tightly.
How to make chicken gyoza recipe. Preparing the ground meat and making the gyoza.

cook gyozas-

  • Fry gyozas on one side, flip the dumplings, add water and steam until fully cooked. TIP: Don’t overcrowd the pan. Cook in batches.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the dipping sauce.
  • Serve gyozas with the dipping sauce.
  • ENJOY!

TIP: Grinding fresh chicken meat makes a huge difference. We just ground fresh chicken thighs using a KitchenAid Food Grinder.

How to cook a chicken gyoza recipe in a skillet.

can you make gyoza with wonton wrappers?

Yes! That is what we used when preparing this recipe. We don’t have wrappers in local stores. To use the wonton wrappers, I just trimmed the corners of the square to the shape round dough. Using kitchen shears makes this process quick and easy, just stack several wrappers together and trim.

gyoza filling-

The dumplings may be filled using ground meat of choice. Though we used chicken, they can be filled with ground pork instead.

gyoza dipping sauce-

A good dipping sauce is vital when serving dumplings. This sauce is perfect. It’s not overpowering but adds the perfect finish to gyozas.

Biten into dumpling in chopsticks next to a bowl of gyozas with dipping sauce.

gyoza dumpling-

Traditional dumplings have finely chopped cabbage in it, we like ours without the cabbage (our kids don’t like cabbage). You can add a few finely shredded cabbage leaves to the dumplings.

NOTE: If you like the taste of sesame oil, add a teaspoon of sesame oil to the water when adding to steam the gyozas.

Chicken gyozas on a plate with a side dish of gyoza sauce.

can you freeze dumplings?

Yes, gyozas freeze really well. Prepare them per instructions until the cooking step. Line a baking sheet or cutting board with parchment paper and lightly dust with flour so they don’t stick. Freeze then transfer to a freezer bag.

To enjoy, don’t defrost, just add an additional 1-2 minutes to the cooking time.

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Chicken Gyoza Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 8 votes
This Chicken Gyoza Recipe is amazing. The dumplings are crispy on the outside while the chicken is tender and juicy on the inside.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 50 gyoza pieces


  • 1 pack won ton wrappers
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp oil, frying

gyoza filling-

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp ginger, grated
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp green onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp soy sauce

gyoza sauce-

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp ginger, grated


  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the gyoza filling.
  • Layout gyoza wrappers. Add a teaspoon of filling in the center of each wrapper. Dip finger in water and run it around the edge of the gyoza wrapper. Fold the wrapper over and seal securely.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet. Once the oil is hot. Add gyozas. Cook for about 2 minutes. Flip gyozas and add 1/3 cup water and close skillet with a lid (add 1 tsp oil mixed with water if you like the taste of sesame oil). Cook for 2-3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batches. 
  • In a skillet, combine and heat all ingredients for the gyoza sauce. Bring to a low boil then remove from heat. Serve warm or cold. 


TIP: To enjoy frozen gyozas, don’t defrost gyozas, just add an additional 1-2 minutes to cooking time. 


14kcal Calories1g Protein7mg Cholesterol88mg Sodium50mg Potassium5IU Vitamin A0.2mg Vitamin C1mg Calcium0.1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Gyoza Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 14
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 88mg4%
Potassium 50mg1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)