Buffalo Chicken Dumpling Delights

August 1, 2023

Get ready to explore a unique twist with our buffalo chicken dumpling recipe today. Moving beyond the usual veggie or pork fillings, we’re combining ground chicken, spicy Frank’s sauce, generous cheddar cheese, and some added flair to craft this delectable creation. It’s a fusion worth every bite!

I can’t believe this fusion idea didn’t strike me earlier. Although classic Chinese dumplings hold a special place in my heart, this innovative, American-inspired variation presents a refreshing change. Buffalo chicken wrapped up in a dumpling? It’s a fusion made in food heaven.

Constructing this dish is a breeze. The core mix is straightforward to make, especially if you opt for off-the-shelf dumpling wrappers. Rally a friend for the folding task, and you’ll have a feast prepared in a snap.


  • 4 tablespoons oil (divided)
  • 1 onion (meticulously diced)
  • 2 celery stalks (finely chopped)
  • 1 pound ground chicken (450g)
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s hot sauce (adjust as per your spice preference, 120 ml)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (grated)
  • Seasonings: salt and pepper
  • 48 dumpling wrappers (round)
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese (crumbled, 30g)
  • 1 green onion (chopped finely)
  • 1/2 cup choice of sour cream or Greek yogurt (120g)

Steps to Savor:

  1. Warm a pan on medium, introducing 2 tablespoons of oil. Sauté the onions and celery until they’re soft and translucent. Transition these to a bowl, integrating with the chicken, hot sauce, cheese, and seasonings.
  2. Dampen each dumpling wrapper’s border with water. Deposit around 2 teaspoons of your chicken mix in the center, and fold it over. If feeling fancy, pleat them as demonstrated here.
  3. Pour the remaining oil in a skillet (cast iron or nonstick) over a medium flame. Introduce your dumplings. As they turn a lovely golden hue below, infuse 1/3 cup water into the pan. Cloak and let them steam until the liquid vanishes.
  4. Concurrently, merge the blue cheese and green onion with your choice of sour cream or yogurt. Season as you wish. Present the dumplings alongside this creamy blue cheese accompaniment.

Quick Insights:

Buffalo Chicken Dumpling Delights blend the zest of buffalo wings with the comfort of dumplings, promising a rollercoaster of flavors. Rich in protein from the chicken and brimming with calcium from cheese, they’re not just delicious but nutritious too. Paired with Greek yogurt, they provide an additional boost of probiotics for gut health. So, while you relish these bite-sized wonders, you’re also doing your body a favor! Makes around 4 dozen sumptuous dumplings.

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