Chicken Wonton Soup

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Chicken Wonton Soup Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Ginny Branch Stelling 

For an easier dumpling shape, fold wrapper in half over filling to form a half-moon; press well to seal edges. Stash a batch in the freezer for a faster, fresher, veggie-packed alternative to takeout. 

Serves 8 (serving size: 1 cup soup and 4 dumplings)


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2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
1 tablespoon minced seeded jalapeño
7 ounces shiitake mushrooms
6 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
2 cups water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 garlic cloves, smashed
1 (1-in.) piece fresh ginger, sliced
12 ounces ground chicken
1 large egg
32 round wonton wrappers
1 cup diagonally cut carrots
1 cup diagonally cut sugar snap peas
1/2 cup sliced green onions


Active : 1 Hours
Total : 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

1. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add yellow onion, minced ginger, minced garlic, and jalapeño; sauté 4 minutes. Place onion mixture in a medium bowl.

2. Remove stems from mushrooms. Thinly slice mushroom caps; set aside. Add stems, stock, 2 cups water, vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper, smashed garlic, and sliced ginger to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 45 minutes. Strain stock mixture over a bowl; discard solids. Return stock to pan over low heat, or follow freezing instructions.

3. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, chicken, and egg to onion mixture, stirring well. Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time (cover the remaining wrappers to keep from drying), spoon about 2 teaspoons chicken mixture into center of wrapper. Moisten edges with water; gather up and pleat edges of wrapper around filling to form a purse. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken mixture and wrappers. Continue with step 4, or follow freezing instructions.

4. Add carrots to stock in pan; simmer 4 minutes. Add mushroom caps, dumplings, and peas; cook 8 minutes. Divide soup evenly among 8 bowls; sprinkle evenly with green onions.

HOW TO Freeze: Add vegetables to stock mixture; cool completely. Freeze stock mixture and dumplings separately in large ziplock plastic freezer bags. Thaw: Microwave stock mixture at MEDIUM (50% power) 3 to 4 minutes or until bag is pliable. Reheat: Pour stock mixture into a large Dutch oven; simmer 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add frozen wontons; cook 3 minutes.

Created date

June 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 245
Fat 8.2 g
Satfat 1.8 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 2.5 g
Protein 16 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 63 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 631 mg
Calcium 62 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 1 g