(High Protein) Spicy Chili Dumplings


These (High Protein) Spicy Chili Dumplings with a tender ground turkey spicy ginger filling are packed with flavor and beyond easy to make! Perfect for making with the family, date nights, or a girls night in :)

How to store and reheat dumplings?

Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 4 days.

Reheat dumplings over low heat in a nonstick skillet with a little water and the lid cover to create steam for 2-3 minutes. Another option is to brush them with olive oil and bake at 450F for 8-10 minutes, or until crispy!

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(High Protein) Spicy Chili Dumplings

With a tender ground turkey spicy ginger filling, these dumplings are packed with flavor and beyond easy to make!



Servings: 6

For the Dumplings:

  • 20 Wonton or Dumpling Wrappers
  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey or Tofu (This adds the protein but is optional.)
  • 1 large Carrots, grated
  • 1/4 Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Mushrooms, sliced or chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger, grated or minced
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • 1-2 tsp. Chili Pepper Flakes (depending on how spicy you want it)

For the Spicy Ginger Sauce:

  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 1" Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced or grated
  • 3 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Agave, or Maple Syrup
  • 2 tsp. Flour
  • 1 tsp. Chili Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste


For the Dumplings:

  1. In a large skillet, add the olive oil to warm up for 1 minute over medium high heat.
  2. Sauté the garlic, red onion, and ginger until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the ground turkey. Using a spatula, break up the turkey occasionally until fully cooked.
  4. Add in the grated carrots, sliced mushrooms, soy sauce, and chili pepper flakes. Stir until the mushrooms are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool to touch. Stir in the fresh parsley.
  6. To assemble the dumplings, add ~ 1 tablespoon of filling to the center of the dumpling wrapper. With your finger, lightly coat the outside of the wrapper with water. Fold the moistened half of the wrapper over the filling and, using your fingers, pleat the edges to seal. Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  7. Heat a little olive oil over medium high in a large skillet and add a few dumplings, cooking them in batches. Once the bottoms of the dumplings start to brown, add a splash of water and cover with a lid. Steam for about 4-5 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked and the water has evaporated. Transfer the cooked dumplings to a paper towel-lined plate to remove any excess moisture.
  8. Top with chopped scallions and serve alongside the Spicy Ginger Sauce. Enjoy!

For the Spicy Ginger Sauce:

  1. In a small saucepan, sauté the olive oil, ginger, and garlic over medium high heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, whisking until evenly combined and smooth.
  3. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to medium until thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Let the sauce cool then serve warm with the dumplings. Enjoy!

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