Turkey Pot Stickers

I found this recipe a while back on The Spicy Skillet and thought they looked so intriguing. This is a great healthy recipe for something that is usually indulgent. These were so tasty. I served them with rice for dinner, but they would make great appetizers as well. The Spicy Skillet made some changes to the recipe and I followed her instructions, but you can find the original recipe at Cooking Light. Many thanks to my wonderful husband, Adam, for taking these pictures.

Turkey Pot Stickers
Source: Make It Simple: Best of Cooking Light

Dipping sauce:
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup sliced shiitake mushroom caps
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup sliced carrot
1 tbsp. ground ginger
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 large egg, beaten
2 cups ground turkey, browned
24 Wonton Wrappers
Olive Oil Cooking Spray or 2 tbsp. olive oil, divided
1/2 cup water, divided

For the dipping sauce, whisk first five ingredients together.

For the pot stickers chop mushrooms, onions, & carrot into small pieces. Place the chopped mushrooms, onions and carrots in large bowl and add ground ginger, and vinegar. Stir to combine.. Beat egg in a small bowl and add to the mushroom mixture. Stir in browned turkey meat.

Take a single wonton wrapper (cover remaining wonton wrappers with a towel so they don’t dry out.) Spoon about a teaspoon of the turkey mixture onto the center of the wonton wrapper.

Brush water along the edges of the wrapper. Fold in half, pinching edges together to seal. Place folded wrapper on a baking sheet (cover loosely with a towel to keep from drying). Repeat procedure with remaining wrappers and turkey mixture.

Spray a large nonstick skillet with the olive oil cooking spray (or just use 1 tbsp. olive or canola oil) over medium-high heat. Place about 5 or 6 wontons in the skillet. cover and cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn wontons and add 1/4 cup water. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from pan keep warm.

Repeat procedure with remaining wontons. Serve warm with dipping sauce.

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  1. Looks delicious! I always love it when you’re able to make something healthier without sacrificing too much flavor.

  2. Looks so good! I am glad you posted this–I saw the “BU” on the nest, and thought I needed to copy that recipe down for future use, so I was excited to see it on my reader. Love being able to eat things I like that aren’t sooo bad for me.

  3. Kristen616 says:

    I’ve never made Pot Stickers before, but would love to try! They look great!

  4. Looks great and more reasons for me to buy some ground turkey!

  5. I love pot stickers, looking forward to trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wandering Coyote says:

    Thanks for this recipe – these look great! I’m a big fan of making my own wontons and dumplings, so this is totally something I’d like to make!

  7. The perfect appetizer!! Maybe I will make these for the big game!

  8. These look great, I would have never thought to use turkey in potstickers!