Stir Fried Sticky Chicken with Dumplings & Garlic Chives


Stir Fried Sticky Chicken with Dumplings & Garlic Chives
The health benefits of honey and ginger abound in this comforting and delicious dumpling dish that combines the legendary medicinal powers of chicken soup with a bit more added bite.

Serves 4



  • ¼ cup (60ml) vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp ginger, shredded
  • ½ master stock chicken, meat shredded (see recipe for Master Stock Chicken)
  • ½ cup (75g) potato flour
  • 1 cup reserved chicken master stock broth (see recipe for Master Stock Chicken)
  • ½ cup (125ml) soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) honey
  • 2 tbsp black vinegar
  • 8 dried whole chillies
  • ½ bunch garlic chives, chopped


For the dumplings:

  • 1 kg medium potatoes, scrubbed
  • ¾ cup (110g) 00 flour
  • 1 cup (150g) potato starch
  • 1 egg yolk



  1. To make dumplings, preheat oven to 200°C. Place potatoes on a baking tray and bake for 1 hour or until cooked through; let cool slightly. Halve the potatoes, scoop out flesh into a bowl and mash until smooth (a potato ricer is best). Working quickly, fold flours into the potato mixture and mix until combined. Add the egg yolk and mix.
  2. On a lightly floured bench, roll the dough into a 3cm wide rope. Cut into 1cm-wide pieces. Use thumb and index finger to gently press each piece to slightly flatten and create an indent. In two batches, cook the dumplings in a saucepan of boiling salted water for 2 minutes or until they float.
  3. Heat the oil in a large wok over high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 30 seconds or until golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. In batches, dust the shredded chicken in flour, add to the wok and cook, turning, for 6 minutes or until golden and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Drain any oil from the pan and wipe clean. Add the broth, soy, honey and black vinegar, bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes, or until reduced slightly. Add chillies and dumplings; toss to coat. Serve dumplings topped with crispy chicken, fried garlic, ginger and garlic chives.


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