Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers Review

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Introduction

You want to buy dumplings at Trader Joe’s but there’s so many options. However, Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers catch your eye. “These look good. Should I buy this?” you think to yourself. That’s where my review comes in. I’ll help you decide if you should buy these on your next trip to Trader Joe’s!

Overview: Trader Joe's Chicken Gyoza Potstickers

Verdict: Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers taste amazing! Chewy, delicate Gyoza shell wrapped around a juicy, flavorful chicken and vegetable filling.

Only thing bad I have to say about it is there’s not enough filling! With a good dipping sauce, this would be perfect. Do I recommend trying this? Definitely! Pick these up on your next Trader Joe’s adventure.

My Rating
4.5/5

Price

At Trader Joe’s, you can find their Chicken Gyoza Potstickers for $2.99 USD, which is pretty cheap. Considering you get a good amount of chicken and vegetable filled dumplings, that’s great value!

Heating Instruction #1 (Pan Fry)

Unlike the Thai Gyoza, there are four different ways to heat these potstickers. The first way is through pan-frying. 

  1. Preheat 1-2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet.

  2. Add frozen Gyoza seam size up and sauté over medium high heat for 4 minutes or until bottoms turn lightly golden.

  3. Add 4 tablespoons of water and reduce heat.

  4. Cover and steam until water evaporates and Gyoza bottoms turn golden brown and slightly sticky (about 5 minutes longer).

  5. Serve immediately with your favorite soy or dipping sauce.

Be careful when handling because oil could fly everywhere!

Heating Instruction #2 (Steaming)

The second way of heating involves steaming:

  1. Place frozen Gyoza seam side up in a steamer basket or double boiler over boiling water.

  2. Cover and steam for 7-10 minutes.

  3. Serve immediately with your favorite soy or dipping sauce.

Be careful when handling cause it’s hot! 

Heating Instruction #3 (Microwave)

The third method of heating uses the microwave (1200 watt):

  1. Place frozen Gyoza seam side up on a microwave safe plate.

  2. Cover with a wet paper towel.

  3. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until soft and heated through.

  4. Serve immediately with your favorite soy or dipping sauce.

Microwave cooking times may vary depending on oven wattage. If your microwave isn’t 1200 watts, check out this microwave calculator!

Heating Instruction #4 (Soups)

The last method is simple and straightforward using soups:

  1. Add frozen Gyoza to your favorite broth.

  2. Gently boil for 2-3 minutes or until soft and heated through.

  3. Do not over cook.

A very easy heating method that allows you to stuff dumplings in your mouth in no time!

Taste

Imagine you’re at your favorite Chinese restaurant. Your order of dumplings comes out and you’re eager to try them. Taking a bite, your mouth is welcomed by its soft, warm shell. Following the pleasant welcome, a flavorful, juicy filling bursts into your mouth. With just the right amount of juicy chicken and crunchy vegetables, you can’t wait to eat the rest.

Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers gives you that same feeling. It doesn’t look like much on the outside but wait until you take a bite. It has a soft, delicate shell packed with delicious flavor. Waiting inside is a filling of juicy chicken meat and crunchy vegetables ready to burst in your mouth. 

With Trader Ming’s Gyoza Dipping Sauce, the dumpling is enhanced with tangy flavor. The soft exterior is now accompanied with a burst of sharp flavor you won’t soon forget. This tangy sauce also complements the savory chicken and vegetable filling through its unique flavor.

Verdict & Rating

Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers taste amazing! Chewy, delicate Gyoza shell wrapped around a juicy, flavorful chicken and vegetable filling.

Only thing bad I have to say about it is there’s not enough filling! With a good dipping sauce, this would be perfect. Do I recommend trying this? Definitely! Pick these up on your next Trader Joe’s adventure.

My Rating
4.5/5

Dipping Sauce

I’ve decided to try Trader Ming’s Gyoza Dipping Sauce to see how good it is. For a price of $2.49 USD, it’s not bad but you can always use your own sauces.

This sauce tastes similar to those at dumpling houses. It’s a mixture of soy sauce and rice vinegar but with added bits like cilantro, sesame oil, ginger, etc. I couldn’t taste the extra ingredients but the sauce is still flavorful. It would be hard to get tired of this sauce since it goes so well with dumplings.

If you’re interested in the nutrition facts and ingredients, check out the attached image.

Nutrition Facts

A serving size (7 potstickers!) consists of 200 calories per serving. For more information about nutrition facts, click the image below.

Ingredients

Filling: Boneless Chicken, Cabbage, Onion, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Sesame Seed Oil, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Sugar, Ginger Powder, White Pepper, Garlic, Black Pepper.

Dough: Enriched Unbleached Wheat Flour (Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Soybean Oil.

Contains: Wheat, Soy.

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Hope you enjoyed my Trader Joe’s Chicken Gyoza Potstickers review! 

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