April 19, 2024

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai Review

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai with edamame pods on polka dot plate

When Kat from Kat Can Cook features one of her favorite Trader Joe's items, you immediately run to Trader Joe's to buy it. 

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai package

This week, we review Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai, which is described on the package as "Chicken & Vegetable Dumplings with Tangy Soy Sauce Packet."

You'll find these dumplings in the freezer section. An 11-ounce box costs $3.99. 

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai Nutrition Information and Weight Watchers Points

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai nutrition label

There are 3 servings of 6 pieces in each box. You can see that Trader Joe's has listed the nutrition facts for each serving and the entire package. Please note the sodium if you eat all the dumplings plus the sauce - 99% DV! I suspect most of that comes from the sauce packet. 

Otherwise, per serving, there are 130 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1 gram of fiber, and 11 grams of protein. 

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai, quarter for size comparison

The dumplings are about a quarter in diameter. 

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai have three Weight Watchers points per serving. If you polish off the whole container, that comes to 12 WW points. These are a low-point option from Trader Joe's! 

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai ingredients

Ingredients in Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai include chicken, onion, carrots, and green onion. The dumpling wrapper is made with wheat dough, so these are not gluten-free. 

If you are looking for something gluten-free from Trader Joe's, check out these reviews:

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai cooking instructions and steamer basket

On the package are two suggestions for heating: microwave and stovetop steamer basket. We used the steam preparation. 

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai, cooked with sauce on side on dotty plate

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai Review

She says (Bridget): PACKED with flavor! Although these dumplings are tiny, they pack a mighty punch! I loved the chicken/onion/carrot main players, along with garlic and ginger. The sauce packet isn't super special...and there wasn't much of it, but it is a perfect sauce for the shu mai. If you serve these as an entree, I think 2 servings is more accurate than three. Make sure to have a side dish or two because they aren't super filling. 

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 stars

He says (Mark): My, oh, MAI! Love the bite size and texture. Not sure if this is an appetizer, but it could be a feature with dim sum, small plate-style meals. They are tasty on their own, but I found them better with a dip in the accompanying sauce. Or use your own sauce. Easy prep.

Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Will we buy them again? Yes! A good freezer staple for lazy dinners!

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai, cooked, on polka dot plate

Trader Joe's Chicken Shu Mai: We agree with Kat! This is a winner! 


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