Chicken Wonton Soup

You must be thinking I have gone crazy to enjoy soup at this time of the year and I don’t blame you for that. Seriously, who enjoys soup in summer!! Summer calls for smoothies, spritzers, sorbets and something else that doesn’t start with ‘S’ but everybody’s favorite – ice creams.

Somehow summer and soup doesn’t fall in one sentence and yet, here I was enjoying my wonton soup in summer.

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It was not planned.. seriously!

There was some left over minced chicken which I had to use. So, I started to chop some vegetables and the plan was to surprise Arvind for dinner by making one of his favorite dish – Steamed Momo. Then, my eyes fell on some lemon grass stalks.

You see, I have this ‘special love’ towards anything related to lemon; zest.. juice.. leaf.. stalk. The smell of lemon is so refreshing that it always cheer me up. It’s one of those things which I never forget to buy.

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Once I sniffed those stalks, I started craving for a spicy Thai soup. And that’s how my dish started in one direction and then, landed in a warm bowl with some stock!

I know lemon grass in wonton soup is not normal but you should try it.. and trust me it tastes good.. so good!

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I am not much of a soup person but give me a bowl of tangy spicy Tom Yum Soup or a warm Wonton Soup at any time of the year and you will see me gulping it down like a happy bunny 🙂

This wonton soup was like a combination of both the soups. It had the soft dumping, clear soup which was tangy and spicy. It was one amazing dinner on a sunny summer evening ! 

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Chicken Wonton Soup

Author: Kankana Saxena

Ingredients

For the wontons

  • 1 packet thin wonton wrappers
  • 2 cups minced chicken
  • 1 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 tbs chilly powder
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 tbs soya sauce

For the soup

  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 3 carrots thinly sliced
  • 2 bunch baby bok choy
  • 2 stalk lemon grass
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbs chilly sauce
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  • Lets start by making the wontons. In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the wonton(except the wrappeand mix them properly.
  • Take the wonton sheets and pour little quantity of the mixture in the center. Then, close the wrapper in any shape that you prefer.
  • The key point is to make sure that there is no air inside the wrapper.
  • You can make these wrappers in advance and refrigerate them for later use.
  • For the soup, heat 2 tbs oil in a deep pan.
  • Add the onions and season with salt, pepper. Saute till the onions are translucent.
  • Put sliced carrots and chilly sauce in the pan. Next, add the broth and simmer the heat.
  • Pound the lemon grass which will allow it to release the aroma.
  • Then, cut it in half and drop the lemon grass in the broth and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Finally, add the bok choy and the wontons and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Discard the lemon grass and serve the soup warm.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Servings

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  • christopher
    christopher
    March 6, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Wow,what a mission.this soup was luckily worth all the effort of finding all the ingredients.
    Got stuck first with wrappers,then chicken,then lemongrass,although latter two shops just didn’t
    have stock off on the day when I wannit to make soup.All in all,great experience it is very tasty and interesting.
    Oh,I couldn’t find bok choi eithr,although I know it scarce,so thought swiss chard would be a good alternartive.
    Substantially reduced the chilli thing,hahaha!I used half tsp of cayenne powder in filling which,at that qauntity,
    gave it a slight kick.And found a great mild chilli sauce marrying same recipe ingredients like lemongrass,chilli and ginger.
    Wow,the aroma is so good that I drew my flatmate out of his room downstairs,sniffing and investigating like a hungry mouse,asking “what’s cookin?”.
    Hahahaha,awsome!yea,you’ll probably think this strange but I decided to partner the soup with a super tasty greek salad
    containing romaine lettuce,tomato,olives,feta,cucumber,fresh oreganum,olive oil,salt and peppr.
    Bringing together asian and meditterainean was good.
    Thank u for recipe.
    Is a creative and tasty dish.
    Christopher

  • christopher
    christopher
    February 8, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Ariba!!!
    Found da goldn goosy egg ….. er …. I mean wonton wrapprs!
    Haha
    Cool
    I live in cape town btw

  • christopher
    christopher
    February 7, 2012 at 8:39 AM

    Hi kankana.like ur site.u really get the spirit of cooking going.
    Soup sounds fantastic.gonna try real soon.will let u no how it is.
    Made chic noodl soup once b4 and its a permanent resident at tabl now.
    First time makin wonton soup,sure its gonna b great.I need to now find
    a supplier of wonton wrappers!?

  • bakerbynature
    bakerbynature
    July 27, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    How funny is this; I literally got wonton soup from this little place in chinatown a few days ago… despite the 94 degree weather. I am so making it homemade this winter, and lemongrass sounds like a lovely addition in the flavor department.

  • Skylar
    Skylar
    July 25, 2011 at 6:58 PM

    I love the pictures, and the soup looks really fantastic. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    Sandra's Easy Cooking
    July 24, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    mmm this is so good Kankana..I love wonton soup and your recipe is just fantastic! thank you for sharing..will have to make it soon!

  • jillian m. {coffee, light and sweet}
    jillian m. {coffee, light and sweet}
    July 24, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    I will take soup any time of the year! I’m a bit of a soup fiend. And this looks delicious.

  • Angie@Angiesrecipes
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    July 24, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    This makes my mouth water and tummy growl!

  • Ananda Rajashekar
    Ananda Rajashekar
    July 24, 2011 at 11:21 AM

    I’m in for soups anytime of the year, don’t be surprised if I say i have never tried wonton soup looks amazing and that dumplings in it wow and my girl i like ur serving pot and those soup bowl and last two pic are winner!!

  • Ameena
    Ameena
    July 24, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    What a stunning soup…no matter what the temp is outside this would absolutely hit the spot!