Let’s talk about a MUST buy from Trader Joe’s! If you’re a fan of chicken soup and dumplings this is the dish for you! Soft, chewy, doughy dumplings filled with a savory broth, what could be better?
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What are Trader Joe’s Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings?
These chicken soup dumplings are filled with a rich and savory broth, ground chicken and some seasoning. The dumplings are made from a traditional wheat flour dough and are thick and chewy.
To prepare these is much more simple than you might think. All you have to do is just throw the container with the dumplings in the microwave for the suggested amount of minutes, let them rest and enjoy!
I love how Trader Joe’s combined two different dishes of Chinese dumplings and chicken soup into one delicious dish. Although they call it “chicken soup,” it’s more of a ground chicken that’s stuffed inside the dumpling. The soup part that they speak of comes from the savory broth inside.
The dumplings come 6 in a pack, the perfect amount for a nice lunch or accompaniment to dinner. They can even be heated up for a snack for some extra protein in the middle of the day!
Where In the Store?
I found these in the frozen aisle at my Trader Joe’s! They’re a staple item in their frozen section, and are usually always in stock. In addition to these chicken soup dumplings, they also have a Steamed Pork and Ginger Soup Dumplings. Go give them a try, they’re delish!
Some other fun appetizers from Trader Joe’s are:
- 5 Cheese Greek Spiral
- Scallion Pancakes
- Meatballs Italian Style
- Cambazola Cheese
- Mini Chicken Tikka Samosas
- Green Goddess Gouda
- Buffalo Style Chicken Poppers
- Organic Corn Chip Dippers that pairs SO WELL with Everything and the Elote Greek Style Yogurt Dip
How to Serve Trader Joe’s Steamed Chicken Soup Dumplings
Cooking and serving these soup dumplings is so simple. Simple as following the directions on the back of the package, popping them into the microwave and letting them sit. It can be a quick weeknight night dinner, fast lunch or an easy late night snack!
When the dumplings come out of the microwave, you can eat them right out of the package which is super easy and convenient. Or, you can carefully scoop them out and serve them in a bowl sprinkled with fresh chives and sesame seeds.
When scooping the dumplings out of the package, sometimes some of the broth leaks out. Not to worry, thats where a bowl and spoon come in handy! Don’t be afraid to slurp the last bit of savory broth up!
The first time I tried these dumplings, I ate them right out of the package because I wasn’t really sure how to serve them. Also, they were only for me so I wasn’t trying to get super fancy.
The second time I tried these were when I snapped a few pictures for this post! I carefully scooped them out of their little nesting areas and gently placed them onto a plate. Fresh chives got sprinkled on at the end for a little garnish.
I ate these with a spoon, and as you can see from the picture above, the dumplings did leak a little of their broth in transit when I moved them onto the plate. They are delicate, but oh so tasty. Run out to your local Trader Joe’s and grab yourself a box of these! You won’t regret it.
These dumplings are AWESOME. The dumpling itself is soft, chewy and full of flavor. They are pretty tightly wound up to hold all of the savory chicken goodness inside.
The ground chicken that was stuffed inside the dumpling was flavorful and juicy. There was the perfect amount stuffed inside the dumpling to eat these in one bite too!
Don’t get me started on this broth. I feel like Trader Joe’s needs to bottle and sell this savory broth just as is!! It is so delicious. Flavorful and salty, everything you could want from a broth. Recently, I bought their Miso Soup that comes in a box, and I’m wondering if it will compare to this broth. I can’t wait to try it out.
When you bite into each little dumpling the broth gushes out so I would advise you to eat these in one bite! That way you don’t lose all of the deliciousness onto the plate.
Buy It Again?
As I type this, I have a package of these Chicken Dumplings in my microwave to heat up as soon as I finish up this post.
So the answer to this silly question is, YES. I already have and will be buying these every time I visit Trader Joe’s. I’m telling you, run don’t walk and go grab yourself a box or two!! Also try their other flavor, Steamed Pork and Ginger Soup Dumplings. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling us what you think!