The pros: Trader Joe's Chicken Gyoza Potstickers are well done dumplings that are quick, easy, and relatively low in calories.
The cons: This is better if you have a dipping sauce.
Let's say you want pasta, but you are on a diet. Then consider these a happy medium between those two worlds. You can eat pasta and feel full too.
Aside from Trader Joe's, I'm a really big fan of Asian grocery stores. For me locally, that would be H-Mart.
A weekly item on my list from my local H-Mart is dumplings. They have every imaginable style of filling of dumplings available in the frozen foods aisle.
If I can't make a separate trip, then I'm happy to pick these up. The key to really enjoying these is to get a good amount of color on them. If you steam or microwave these, you might not enjoy them as much as you should.
Why call them potstickers? Because that is your hint that they are getting that crispy crust along the bottom.
Now, this has all the expected flavors from soy sauce to cabbage to chicken and onions. So it is more plain tasting than say the pork gyoza potstickers. I also preferred the pork and chicken gyoza to the Thai Shrimp Gyoza. But preference aside, they all cook up as well as the ones I get from H-Mart.
Beyond eating them straight from the pan, I would recommend a dipping sauce. Trader Joe's Gyoza Dipping sauce or soy sauce or even ponzu would all make a good complement to these.
A highlight for me is the calorie count at 200 calories for 7 potstickers. It is satisfying on many levels. It's having pasta without the guilt. The chicken keeps you pretty full.
For $2.99 these are fairly priced as well.
Here is the visual run down of what you get if you buy this product:
The bag of Trader Joe's Chicken Gyoza Potstickers:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Fully cooked and with a side of Ponzu sauce:
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Chicken Gyoza Potstickers again.
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