Chicken Wonton Soup


Today I really badly needed a good bowl of soup and I had 2 reasons to justify my need. Well to start with I woke up little sick; rather too exhausted and secondly I was totally in Oscar-hangover mode!  Ok, if you are unaware of this crazy Oscar-hangover mode let me enlighten you right now. It is a mode when you are totally thinking about all the beautiful stars, their dresses, their bodies, those super toned legs and absolutely flat abs and telling yourself it is going to be only soups and salads from today and nothing else. I hate this mode but every year I get into it, live in it for a day or two and then totally and shamelessly get back to my food love. What to say, I love food


My reasons may sound little crazy but my Chicken Wonton Soup is to die for! You really don’t need any reason to enjoy this wonderful soup. Lightly fragrant broth with spicy wontons; this soup is a perfect blend of textures and flavors. You can adjust the heat in the broth and wonton as per your taste; also you can make the broth up to 2 days ahead and just reheat when you are ready for the soup.


A big bowl of soup, comfy pajamas and may be a good movie…  A perfect day if you ask me!



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Chicken Wonton Soup

Yield: Serves 3-4


    For Broth-
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 scallion stalks
  • 1 2-3inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce (optional)
  • Salt as per taste
  • For Chicken Filling-
  • ¼ pound ground chicken
  • 2-3 tablespoons minced scallions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • Salt as per taste.
  • 20-24 wonton wrappers (square)
  • Some chopped scallion and cilantro for garnish


    Preparing the Broth-
  1. In a large pot heat add a teaspoon of oil on high heat. When the oil shimmers, add chopped garlic and stir-fry for 20-25 seconds. Now quickly add the chicken stock along with whole scallions and sliced ginger. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat and then reduce the heat to low; cover the pot and simmer for 10-15 minutes to let the flavors come together.
  2. Now add soy sauce, chili sauce and sesame oil, stir and remove the broth from the heat. Strain the broth and keep aside.
  3. Filling –
  4. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients for the filling and mix well.
  5. Making Wonton-
  6. Fill a bowl with little water to seal the wonton; keep aside. Remember wonton wrapper dries out very fast, so work with one wrapper at a time and keep the rest cover with damp kitchen/paper towel.
  7. Take a wonton wrapper and moisten all 4 edges of the wrapper with water using your fingertip. Place about 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center and fold in half over the filling to make a triangle. Press firmly the sides to seal.
  8. Place the stuff wonton on a parchment-lined cookie sheet; keep them covered with kitchen towel while you fill the rest of the wontons
  9. Soup-
  10. Bring the reserved broth to a boil on medium-high heat; reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the prepared wontons and cook, stirring occasionally, until they feel firm at the filling part, 5-6 minutes.
  11. Take the soup out into serving bowls, garnish with chopped scallions and cilantro. Serve immediately.


Feel free to adjust the heat as per your taste. Also soy sauce has salt, so go light on salt when adding to both broth and filling. If you want to check the seasoning in chicken filling, take about 1/2 teaspoon of filling mixture fry it with just few drops of oil on a skillet until it is well cooked and taste.

{ 23 comments… add one }

  • Lail | With A Spin February 27, 2013, 6:58 am

    Wonton soups are ever so tempting.

  • Rosa February 27, 2013, 7:13 am

    A beautiful soup! It looks really delicious.



  • Raymund February 27, 2013, 8:04 am

    I love a simple warming soup like this!

  • Hotly Spiced February 27, 2013, 10:36 am

    I love the look of this soup. I’ve never made wontons before but I really should give them a try. I just know I would love this soup xx

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella February 27, 2013, 1:11 pm

    Hehe I got Oscars fever too! I loved watching them and seeing everyone on the red carpet. I would have loved a bowl of this too!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 27, 2013, 4:46 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better! This soup looks incredible, I can just imagine how aromatic the broth is with all that fresh ginger!

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook February 28, 2013, 1:56 am

    I hope you will get well soon. Don’t work too hard! My kids love eating wontons when they are sick and healthy! I don’t need to make them hurry to eat, they just gobble up wontons so it’s easy dinner for me. :) Great recipe!

    • Reem February 28, 2013, 2:50 am

      I can live on wontons and my kids too… They somehow incline towards the pot sticker style but I am complete game for any shape any style and any way cooked wontons…LOL

  • Julia February 28, 2013, 1:57 am

    This looks like a wonderful soup for the cold, winter months. I am pinning this for later!

    • Reem February 28, 2013, 2:49 am



  • Nicole (FoodBlogLife) February 28, 2013, 2:18 am

    This is a stunning soup. I will have to give this a try. Thanks. :)

  • yummychunklet February 28, 2013, 2:48 am

    What a fantastic and comforting looking soup!

  • Zee February 28, 2013, 5:23 am

    Wow this looks so light and refreshing! Love clear soups!

  • MsChic February 28, 2013, 8:45 am

    It seems so tasty!
    Can’t wait to try this!

  • marla February 28, 2013, 10:44 am

    Such a beautiful soup! Would love to make some this weekend :)

  • Raquel February 28, 2013, 11:45 am

    Who needs a reason to enjoy it?
    Delicious soup and pictures!

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 28, 2013, 9:28 pm

    This is definitely perfect Oscar-hangover soup! Or for any other day of the week. It looks like a bowl of comfort!

  • CCU March 3, 2013, 6:39 am

    Awww feel better my friend – though it is hard not to with this soup :D


  • mjskit March 4, 2013, 4:05 am

    Comfy pajamas, a movie and this soup? That was a fabulous day!!!! I hope it helped you get over your Oscar hangover. Love the chicken filling for the wontons, and the broth – my favorite!

  • Kitchen Belleicious March 5, 2013, 3:59 am

    your amazing! This looks so comforting and so flavorful. I love using wontons instead of dumplings

  • sawyer619 March 12, 2013, 1:06 pm

    Can’t wait to make this, however “1/4 ground chicken”…how much is that exactly? Never made wonton soup before and I don’t want to mess this up. Thanks!

    • Reem March 13, 2013, 4:01 am

      It is 1/4 pound ground chicken, sorry about the spill out. I have updated the recipe.

  • Yasmeen @ Wandering Spice March 13, 2013, 4:43 am

    No joke, I was just talking to my husband last night about craving light wonton soup. Just browsing through your beautiful recent posts and voila! I found this. Bookmarking to make over the weekend when the weather cools down a bit :)


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