Good & Gather Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers Review

Good & Gather Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers

If you spend a lot of time at your local Target store, then you’ve probably seen the Good & Gather brand, which is one of Target’s store brands. And if you spend a lot of time reading Freezer Meal Frenzy, then you probably know that we’re pretty fond of Target stores. We are, in fact, located in the heart of Targetville, AKA Minneapolis, MN. In case you weren’t aware, their corporate offices are located in our downtown. While most people think of Target as a multi-national corporation, we tend to treat it like a local department store here in Minneapolis.

Because of this attachment to Target, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to review as much of the Good & Gather offerings as we can justify here on a frozen food review site. (We should point out that we have reviewed some non-frozen items from the brand, but we try to keep that to a minimum and focus on things we think our frozen food-loving readers would be interested in, like microwavable mac and cheese).

So today we’re dipping deeper into the line with the Good & Gather Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers. We have reviewed the Spicy Korean Pork Potstickers, which we really enjoyed, so we’re pretty excited to dig into these today.

According to the cooking instructions on the box, you can either boil these in a pot or fry them in a pan. Obviously, we used the pan, which we believe is the superior cooking method here. If you want to read the full cooking instructions for either of these two methods, you can scroll down to the bottom of this review and check out our package scans.

Good & Gather Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers

We do have a tendency to overcook these, because we like our potstickers to be a little bit crispy on one side (this is also why we prefer frying to boiling). This time around, we tried to stick closer to the instructions on the box, and we ended up with a less crispy shell as a result.

And these are pretty okay. The filling is made of chicken, cabbage, carrots, and soy sauce, mostly. We found it to be kind of a mixed bag, to be honest — not in the sense that the ingredients were of varying qualities, but that each potsticker could vary wildly in its contents. Some leaned really heavily into the carrot portion, and we even had one that had large square-shaped chunks of something we thought was onion, though onions aren’t listed in the ingredients. Perhaps those were chunks of ginger?

The box recommends using some sauce to dip these in, and thankfully, a packet of sweet dumpling sauce is provided for your dipping pleasure. We have to admit, without the sauce, these are kind of bland. With it, the package feels a lot more complete. It’s a sweeter sauce, and it really brings out the more subtle flavors in the filling.

According to the box, four potstickers is considered a serving. We admit, it’s pretty easy to eat the full box in a sitting. Plus, there’s only one sauce packet, so it seems like at least someone at the Good & Gather factory feels that a box is a single serving. If you stick with the recommended amount, you’re looking at 150 calories and 430 mg of sodium. If you eat the full box, you’ll need to triple that, and then the sauce adds 50 more calories and 760 mg of sodium. So once you start doing some math, you’ll learn that this is definitely not a diet-friendly food, and it’s not made for folks who need to reduce their sodium level.

The Good & Gather Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers are pretty good, but they don’t hold a candle to the Korean pork version. But if you happen to be at a Target store and the Korean potsticker shelf is empty, the chicken n’ veggie version makes an okay substitute.

To learn more about the nutrition content, ingredients, or cooking instructions for these frozen potstickers, check out our package scans below.

Good & Gather Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers
Good & Gather Chicken & Vegetable Potstickers
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