Chayote Chicken Dumplings

A popular street food, these dumplings are made by steaming chayote and chicken and enjoyed with chili, soy or garlic sauce.


  1. 6-8 Chayote (Chou Chou)
  2. 100 grams ground chicken or any ground meat of your choice
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  4. 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  5. 150 grams corn starch
  6. Salt
  7. Pepper


  1. Peel and grate the chayote
  2. Season the chayote with 1/2 teaspoon salt and allow to rest for 15 minutes
  3. Put the chayote in a kitchen towel and squeeze to remove all the excess water
  4. Combine the chayote, ground chicken, garlic paste, ginger paste, pepper and salt
  5. Gradually add the corn starch to bind all the ingredients
  6. Take a little of the mixture and form small balls 
  7. Cook the choyote balls in a steamer for about 20 minutes
  8. Serve with chicken broth, green chilli and on top garnish with chopped spring onion

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