This review of Trader Joe’s Gyoza Potstickers is long overdue. These perfectly filled dumplings with meat (pork or chicken) and vegetables will leave you wanting more!
Below you will find the best cooking methods for Trader Joe’s Potstickers. You will also discover tantalizing sides to serve with these crispy filled dumplings.
How to cook Trader Joe’s Potstickers
There are a multitude of ways to prepare Trader Joe’s Potstickers. Right on the back of the packaging you will find instructions on how to pan fry, steam and microwave (instructions in recipe at bottom as well). Personally, our preferred method is to pan fry or air fry. Microwaving the potstickers is not our recommended way.
How to Air Fry Potstickers
The air fryer is a superb way to achieve a crispy and delicious potstickers every time. Simply preheat your air fryer to 370F. Lightly brush or spray the fryer with olive oil. Cook for 8-10 minutes making sure to flip or shake around the potstickers half way through cooking. Enjoy!
Are the Chicken or Pork Potstickers better?
Trader Joe’s sells both chicken and pork gyoza Potstickers. When serving these golden dumplings to all the Whisking Kiddos gang it’s always a unanimous vote for the chicken potstickers. The pork (in my opinion) are just as tasty as the chicken. The ginger flavor in the pork potstickers is a bit more pungent and probably why the kiddos prefer the chicken. Although, when there are only pork in the freezer they still devour every last bite. Whether you choose pork, chicken or both, hands down, these are the best frozen potstickers you can buy.
How to store Trader Joe’s Potstickers
You can find the orange and blue bags in the freezer section. They are fully cooked and just need to be heated before serving.
Recently, my step daughter fell in love with these Tickers (as she calls them). Now, they are forever named Tickers in my home. I’ll be running out to Trader Joe’s to pick up as many bags as we can fit in our freezer. Such a delicious snack, appetizer or main dish to have handy. As a family of seven it’s vital to have handy all the easy and freezer friendly foods we can find.
What to serve with Potstickers
If you’re making TJ’s Potstickers as a main dish here are some delicious sides to enjoy.
- Instant Pot White Rice
- Stove Top White Rice with Roasted Snow Peas
- Use as soup dumplings by adding to your favorite broth
- TJ’s Chicken Fried Rice
- Cooked Edamame
- TJ’s Chicken Chow Mein
- TJ’s Vegetable Stir Fry
- Roasted Green Beans
- TJ’s vegetable Fried Rice
- Assorted frozen veggies
Potsticker Dipping Sauce
Options 1– Serve these bad boys with a generous amount of soy sauce for dipping.
Option 2- Combine in a small glass container a ¼ cup of soy sauce, 2 tbsp rice vinegar, ¼ cup of water, 2 tsp sesame oil, 2 tsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp green onions diced, 1 clove of garlic minced, ¼ tsp fresh ginger minced, ¼ tsp sriracha (optional). Last step, refrigerate for 30-60 minutes prior to serving with the potstickers.
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Trader Joe’s Potstickers
- Yield: 3
Trader Joe’s frozen potstickers are fully cooked and ready to heat and serve. Included are instructions for Pan fry, steam and microwave.
Trader Joe’s Gyoza Potstickers (chicken or pork)
Olive oil (for pan fry or air fry method)
Green onion and soy sauce for serving (optional)
Pan Fry: Preheat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a non stick skillet. Add frozen potstickers seam side up. Sautee over medium to high heat for 4 minutes or until light golden brown color. Add 4 tablespoons of water, reduce the heat to medium and cover with lid. Cook until bottoms are slightly sticky and a golden brown color.
Pan Fry option 2: Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat. Place the potstickers seam side up and cook until deep golden brown. Turn on each side cooking untill heated through and golden color all over.
Steam: Place the potstickers seam side up in a steamer basket or double boiler over boiling water. Cover and steam for 7-10 minutes.
Microwave: Don’t do it.
Serve immediately and garnish with green onion and soy sauce.
- Category: Main Dish
- Serving Size: 7
- Calories: 200
- Sugar: 0
- Sodium: 550mg
- Fat: 4.5g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 30g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 10g
- Cholesterol: 20mg
The charming legend tells a story of how a chef was boiling dumplings and left the pot boiling for too long. When the chef returned the dumpling was stuck to the bottom of the pot and browned on one side. Thus, the Potsticker was born. It’s controversial as to were the story came from.
One bag of frozen potstickers cost $3.49 (prices subject to change). That’s an incredible value for how many delicious dumplings are in each bag.
Yes! These incredibly yummy meat and vegetable filled dumplings are one of Trader Joe’s most loved frozen items.
Yes! Preheat the air fryer to 370F and lightly brush or spray with olive oil. Cook the potstickers for 8-10 minutes shaking or flipping half way through. You can always add more cooking time to your desired crispiness.
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, Sesame
Filling: Pork, Cabbage, Onion, Water, Green Onion, Soy Sauce (Water, Wheat, Soybean, Salt), Soybean Flour, Sugar, Garlic, Salt, Ginger, Black Pepper. Dough: Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Soybean Oil, Salt. Contains: Wheat, Soy, Sesame
Yes. You can boil potstickers in water or broth to use as soup dumplings. Simply bring a pot to boil and cook gently for 2-3 minutes. Making sure not to over cook.
Most Trader Joe’s stores are open daily from 8am-9pm. A few stores may very and it’s best to check with your local Trader Joe’s store.
Trader Joe’s stores are closed on New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Other holidays such as, Easter, Independence Day and Christmas Eve will have reduced store hours.
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These are the best!!!
Super surprised. Delicious! Better than some I’ve had delivered from sushi restaurants. Highly recommend. A++++. Ps- I had the pork.