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Lemongrass & Chilli Chicken Dumplings Recipe

Lemongrass & Chilli Chicken Dumplings Recipe

Image: Lisa Guy

Chicken is an excellent source of protein, containing branched-chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine, which are used to boost protein synthesis in the muscles as well as provide energy. Chicken also supplies vitamin B12 needed to support healthy nerve function and red blood cell production.

Makes: 24 dumplings




  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, remove tough outer leaves
  • 2 shallots
  • 250g organic chicken mince
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 small Thai chilli, finely chopped
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  1. In your food processor finely mince garlic, ginger, lemongrass and shallots and place in a bowl.
  2. Add chicken, sesame oil, tamari, chilli and mix well.
  3. Place 2 tsp of filling into each wrapper and brush the edges with water. Moisten your fingers in water and fold your dumplings in half, make little folds all the way along your dumplings.
  4. Pan fry for 4 mins, then add 1/3 cup water and steam for 6-8 mins. Make sure they are cooked through by cutting one open. If they’re not cooked properly, steam for a further 2 mins with the lid off.


Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .