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If youre a Chinese dumpling fan, then you will understand the love for those delicious filled, flavorful dumplings! Since I enjoy the dish itself Im always on the lookout for a version that is available in my grocery store freezer. After trying a number of different brands, I decided to give the dumplings available at Trader Joes a shot. Out of the 3 flavors available I opted to go with the Trader Joes Chicken Gyoza Potstickers.
The potstickers are frozen and are recommended to be fried on all sides with a little bit of olive oil. Once seared its the directions to call to add a bit of water to the pan then cover to steam through. I found quickly (as I tried to eliminate the olive oil and just use non-stick cooking spray) that a bit of olive oil is necessary. The dough on the dumplings is quite thin and if there isnt enough of an oil coating on the pan it will stick a bit and the dough itself will tear.
Overall the dumplings are delicious. Each dumpling is filled with a chicken and vegetable mix which is quite flavorful, even without the use of a gyoza dipping sauce. The dumplings have a slightly crisp outside due to the frying but the inside is soft and moist. Id go out on the line and say these are one of THE best frozen potstickers I have tried. I will undoubtedly be picking up another package to tuck away in the freezer for future meals.
A serving is 7 potstickers, which is 200 calories or 5 points plus values.