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Heart Shaped Food Day 4: Healthy Chicken Pot Sticker Hearts

Homemade pot stickers are easy to make, and you get to decide the quality of ingredients that goes in them. What is it about store bought or even restaurant pot stickers that no matter what type you order, the inside is just some gray blob? Not with these colorful chicken and vegetable variety. Cut them into hearts and you’ve got a perfect Valentine’s Day dish to serve.


  • Cutting out the Won Ton Wrapper Hearts 1 of 15
    Cutting out the Won Ton Wrapper Hearts
  • Grating Ginger 2 of 15
    Grating Ginger
    The easiest way is with a spoon.
  • Shredding Cabbage 3 of 15
    Shredding Cabbage
  • Ground Chicken Breast 4 of 15
    Ground Chicken Breast
    I like to use chicken breast as it is the leanest ground meat.
  • Add Some Cabbage 5 of 15
    Add Some Cabbage
  • Then Some Green Onions 6 of 15
    Then Some Green Onions
    Garlic, ginger, and soy sauce too!
  • Red Bell Pepper 7 of 15
    Red Bell Pepper
    Look at all the colors!
  • Mix It All Together 8 of 15
    Mix It All Together
  • Spoon Some Into The Center 9 of 15
    Spoon Some Into The Center
  • Make Sure To Leave Space Around The Edge 10 of 15
    Make Sure To Leave Space Around The Edge
  • Wet Each Side 11 of 15
    Wet Each Side
  • Seal It Up 12 of 15
    Seal It Up
  • Place In Sesame Oil To Cook 13 of 15
    Place In Sesame Oil To Cook
  • Flip When Golden Brown 14 of 15
    Flip When Golden Brown
  • Ready To Serve! 15 of 15
    Ready To Serve!

Healthy Chicken Pot Sticker Hearts

½ lb ground chicken breast

¾ cup shredded and chopped purple cabbage

2 green onions chopped

½ red bell pepper finely chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

¼ teaspoon fresh ginger

1/8 cup soy sauce

fresh ground pepper to taste

Won ton wrappers

Heart shaped cookie cutter

sesame oil

Combine the first 8 ingredients in a bowl. Use the heart cookie cutter to cut 20 heart shapes out of the won ton wrappers. Spoon a small amount of filling into the center of 10 hearts. Wet the edges of each heart with water and place one won ton heart on top of a wrapper with the filling. Seal the edges, repeat until all are sealed. Pour a tablespoon of sesame oil into a medium sauté pan and heat over medium. Place pot sticker in the sauté pan and cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown, turn over and cook for an additional 2 minutes (I used a meat thermometer to make sure the chicken was cooked through). Remove and place onto paper towel lined plate. Serve with soy sauce or Thai chili sauce.

More on Family Kitchen:

raspberry mint sugar hearts

strawberry heart hand pies

heart shaped salad

healthy and easy recipes for new moms

upside-down cranberry corn cake

Read more from Macki on the Family Kitchen and Being Pregnant!

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