Chicken Gyoza Recipe (Dumplings) VIDEO

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 gyozas 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).  

These gyozas are amazing. 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-

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

how to make chicken filled gyozas-

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the gyozas.
  • 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 gyoza 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 gyozas 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 gyozas. This sauce is perfect. It’s not overpowering but adds the perfect finish to gyozas.

Biten into dumpling in chopsticks.

gyoza dumpling-

Traditional gyoza 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 gyozas.

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 gyozas?

Yes, gyozas freeze really well. Prepare the gyozas per instructions until 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 gyozas, just add an additional 1-2 minutes to the cooking time.

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5 from 5 votes

Chicken Gyoza Recipe

This Chicken Gyoza Recipe is amazing. The dumplings are crispy on the outside while the chicken is tender and juicy on the inside.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: gyoza
Servings: 50 gyoza pieces
Calories: 14kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 1 pack won ton wrappers
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp oil, frying
  • 1 tsp oil, optional, see note

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 table salt
  • 1 tsp green onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp soy sauce

Gyoza Sauce:


  • 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. 
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.

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  • Pamela Orange 11/26/2019, 2:59 am Link Reply

    My husbandhas been obsessed with chicken and dumplings for a while now. So when I came across this recipe I knew I had to try and make it! The house smelled amazing and everything was super easy to follow until I got to making the dumplings. I measured everything exact and followed your instructions. The dough was very runny. Nothing held together in the pot and I was left with a thick, gooey mess with shredded chicken and some veggies. Any idea what went wrong? Everything tasted fine… it just wasn’t very pleasing to the eye.

    • Valentina's Corner 11/26/2019, 10:41 am Link Reply

      Pamela, I’m so sorry you were having difficulties with this recipe. The only thing that I can think of is you did not cook the dumplings on high heat and the water didn’t evaporate, or your pan was too small for the amount of water you put in.
      Please give the recipe another try, it’s phenomenal.

  • Becky Hardin 07/09/2019, 7:14 pm Link Reply

    These are the bomb!!! So easy to make and so so delicious!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/09/2019, 7:23 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Becky! I’m so glad you enjoyed the gyozas. 🙂

  • Beth 07/07/2019, 10:57 pm Link Reply

    Wow! This is just the recipe I was looking for! What savory and robust dumplings! Looking forward to making these this week! Delish!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/08/2019, 12:22 pm Link Reply

      Beth, I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

  • Krissy Allori 07/07/2019, 6:28 pm Link Reply

    These were much easier to make than I expected. Thanks!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/07/2019, 9:46 pm Link Reply

      Thank you, Krissy. I agree, it’s so easy and absolutely fantastic. 🙂

  • Jen 07/07/2019, 9:36 am Link Reply

    My kids love these! They often request them as an after school snack.

    • Valentina's Corner 07/07/2019, 9:54 am Link Reply

      Yes, these are perfect for an afternoon snack for hungry kiddos. 🙂

  • lauren kelly 07/07/2019, 8:20 am Link Reply

    I have always been too intimidated to make dumplings but decided to try this recipe. I can’t believe how easy these were to make! And they were a huge hit with the family!

    • Valentina's Corner 07/07/2019, 9:55 am Link Reply

      These really are so much easier than we think. So delicious too.

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