Chicken-Watercress Wonton Soup

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<p>Chicken-Watercress Wonton Soup</p>

Photo: Christopher Testani

Flecked with peppery watercress, these soft chicken dumplings make for a slurpy-good appetizer soup. Be sure to use regular ground chicken (not chicken breast) for the best flavor and texture. For this recipe, you'll be making the nurse's cap dumpling shape.

Serves 6 (serving size: 3 wontons and about 1/2 cup stock mixture)


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2/3 cup finely chopped watercress
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
4 teaspoons dark sesame oil, divided
6 ounces ground chicken
1 medium garlic clove, grated
18 square wonton wrappers
Cooking spray
3 cups unsalted chicken stock
1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
1 (1-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, cut into 3 slices
3 ounces baby bok choy, sliced
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro sprigs


Hands-on: 22 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

1. Combine watercress, chopped cilantro, grated ginger, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, chicken, and garlic, stirring well to combine.

2. Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time (cover remaining wrappers to prevent drying), place wrapper on work surface, starchy side up. Moisten edges of wrapper with water. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons filling in center of each wrapper, roughly shaping filling into a horizontal rectangle. Fold wrapper in half to form a rectangle, pressing well to seal edges. Moisten tips of 2 side points along folded edge, and fold over to the center of the dumpling; press well to seal. Place on a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap coated with cooking spray. Cover with a damp towel or paper towels to prevent drying. Repeat procedure with the remaining wrappers and filling.

3. Place stock, soy sauce, and ginger slices in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat until liquid simmers. Add dumplings; partially cover, and cook 4 minutes. Gently stir in bok choy and onions; cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat; discard ginger slices. Drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil; garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Created date

February 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 138
Fat 5.6 g
Satfat 1.1 g
Monofat 2.3 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 10 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 27 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 296 mg
Calcium 45 mg
Sugars 1 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g