Air Fryer Potstickers are made with wonton wrappers, ground chicken, cabbage, mushrooms, chives, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, and garlic!
Air Fry Potstickers
You can whip up a batch of fried potstickers from scratch or use already-made frozen fried potstickers.
I’m excited to share this simple air-fried potstickers recipe. You’ll be amazed at how crispy and tasty they turn out!
Why You’ll Love Potstickers In The Air Fryer
- 20-minute recipe
- Fried potstickers from scratch
- Simple ingredients
- Party food
What Are Pot Stickers?
Pot stickers are a type of Chinese dumpling that is made by wrapping a filling in dough and then cooking it until the dough is crispy. The most common fillings include pork, chicken, or beef, but vegetables can also be used.
Potstickers are usually served with a dipping sauce, and they can be cooked in a variety of ways, including steaming, frying, or boiling. While they may require some effort to make from scratch, pot stickers are an incredibly versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a snack, appetizer, or main course. So next time you’re looking for something new to try, why not air fry potstickers?
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Homemade Potstickers
Making potstickers in the air fryer from scratch might seem like a lot of work, but it’s actually pretty easy–especially if you have an air fryer. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, and you’ll be rewarded with delicious homemade dumplings.
- Ground Chicken: You can also use lean ground turkey or ground pork. I would not recommend using ground beef, since it’s higher in fat, and will make your potstickers oily.
- Napa Cabbage: Add some salt, which will help remove some of the moisture, so you don’t end up with soggy potstickers.
- Mushrooms: Finely diced, either Portobello or button mushrooms.
- Chives: Or green onions
- Soy Sauce and Hoisin Sauce: You can also use gluten-free soy sauce or lower-sodium soy sauce.
- Sriracha Sauce: Adds some great flavor to the dumplings.
- Minced Garlic and Minced Ginger: For some added flavor.
- Wonton Wrappers: Found in the produce department of any local American grocery store.
How To Make Potstickers In The Air Fryer
Step 1: Prepare the cabbage
Start by adding the shredded cabbage and one teaspoon of salt to a large bowl, and leaving it for a couple of minutes.
Step 2: Make the filling
In another bowl, add the ground pork or chicken, mushrooms, chives, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce, minced garlic, and minced ginger. Mix well.
Step 3: Make potstickers
On a flat surface, add your potsticker wrapper, and add a tablespoon of filling into the center. Brush the sides with water, and then fold, using your hands to flatten the sides.
Step 4: Air Fry Potstickers
Set the potstickers into a greased air fryer basket, and spray them with cooking spray. Set the temperature to 390 degrees, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through eh cooking process.
Tips For The Best Homemade Air Fried Potstickers
- You need the right ingredients. For the filling, you can use just about any type of meat or vegetables that you like. Just make sure that the filling is well-seasoned so that it will be flavorful and moist.
- Shape the potstickers. To do this, Place a heaping teaspoonful of filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Wet the edges of the wrapper with water and then fold it over to form a triangle. Pinch the edges closed and then set the potsticker aside on a lightly floured surface. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
- Don’t crowd the basket. Make sure there is space between the air fryer pot stickers. This will allow them to cook properly.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I Pan Fry Dumplings?
Yes! To fry dumplings, start by heating some oil in a pan over medium heat. Then, add your dumplings to the pan and cook them for 3-5 minutes per side or until they’re golden brown and cooked through. Once they’re done, remove them from the pan and enjoy! You can serve your fried dumplings with dipping sauces like soy sauce or chili oil or simply enjoy them on their own.
Can I use frozen potstickers in the air fryer?
Yes! If you want to use frozen potstickers, you totally can, whether you purchase them from Trader Joe’s, or Aldis, they are amazing in the air fryer!
How long to cook frozen potstickers in the air fryer
Most brands of frozen pot stickers will have cooking instructions on the packaging. However, as a general rule, you’ll want to cook them for eight to 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. If your air fryer doesn’t have temperature control, you can cook them for four to five minutes on each side. Keep an eye on them as they cook, and remove them from the air fryer when they’re golden brown and crispy. Enjoy!
Air Fryer Pot Stickers Variations
Here are just a few of the many different types of dumplings that can be enjoyed from all over the world.
- In China, dumplings are typically made with wheat flour dough and filled with ingredients like pork, chicken, or vegetables. They can be boiled, steamed, or fried, and are often served with dipping sauces. In Japan, dumplings are called “gyoza” and are usually pan-fried. They often have a thinner dough and are filled with vegetables or pork. Gyoza is typically served with a soy-based dipping sauce.
- Korean dumplings, known as “mandu,” can be either fried or steamed. They are typically made with rice flour dough and filled with meats and vegetables. Dumplings in the Philippines, known as “pansit,” are usually made with either wheat or rice flour and can be boiled, steamed, or fried. The fillings for pansit vary widely and can include meats, vegetables, and even sweets like fruits or chocolate.
Storing, freezing, and make ahead instructions
To Store: Let the air fryer potstickers cool to room temperature, and then place them into an airtight container. They will last for about 2 to 4 days.
To Freeze: This is a great recipe to freeze. Let the potstickers cool to room temperature and then flash freeze on a parchment-lined baking tray, and then once they are frozen, remove and place them into a freezer-safe container. They il l last for about 2 to 3 months.
Make Ahead: You can easily make these ahead of time. Prepare the filling as directed, and store for 2 to 3 days. When ready to air fry, assemble the potstickers. This way the potsticker wrapper does not get soggy.
How To Reheat Potstickers in the Air Fryer
Reheating air fryer potstickers is quick and easy, and they come out crispy and delicious. Simply preheat your air fryer to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and then place the potstickers in the basket in a single layer. Cook for about three minutes, until heated through. Be sure to check on them frequently, as they can cook quickly and you don’t want them to burn. When they’re ready, enjoy them immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.
More Air Fryer Appetizer Recipes
–Potato Skins: These potato skins are crispy and delicious, and they can be made in your air fryer in just a few minutes.
–Air Fryer Chicken Wings: These chicken wings are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, and they can be cooked in your air fryer in just a few minutes.
–Air Fryer Jalapeno Poppers: These jalapeno poppers are stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon, and they can be cooked in your air fryer in just a few minutes.
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Air Fryer Pot stickers
- 1 pound ground pork, or chicken
- 1 stalk scallion, diced
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 cup Napa cabbage
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup mushrooms, diced
- 1 tablespoon chives, diced
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- 16 wonton wrappers, or pot sticker wrappers
- Start by adding the shredded cabbage and one teaspoon of salt to a large bowl, and leave for a couple of minutes.
- In another bowl, add the ground pork or chicken, mushrooms, chives, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce, minced garlic, and minced ginger. Mix well.
- On a flat surface, add your potsticker wrapper, and add a tablespoon of filling into the center. Brush the sides with water, and then fold, using your hands to flatten the sides.
- Set the potstickers into a greased air fryer basket, and spray with cooking spray. Set the temperature to 390 degrees, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, flipping halfway through eh cooking process.
- Air Fryer
- Cooking Spray