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.

Recipe by Cooking Light April 2016


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Recipe Summary

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


Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

138 calories; fat 5.6g; saturated fat 1.1g; mono fat 2.3g; poly fat 1.7g; protein 10g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 27mg; iron 1mg; sodium 296mg; calcium 45mg; sugars 1g.