Wonton Soup


Wonton soup is a simple, light, Chinese classic with pork-filled dumplings in seasoned chicken broth. Whether in soup or fried, wontons always add delicious, hearty flavor to any dish!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins



  • ½ pound boneless pork loin, coarsely chopped

  • 2 ounces peeled shrimp, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green onions

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger root

  • 24 (3.5 inch square) wonton wrappers


  • 3 cups chicken stock

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions


  1. Make the wontons: Mix pork, shrimp, rice wine, soy sauce, brown sugar, green onions, and ginger together in a large bowl until well combined. Let stand for 25 to 30 minutes.

  2. Spoon about 1 teaspoon filling onto the center of a wonton wrapper. Moisten all four wrapper edges with water and fold over filling to make a triangle; press the edges firmly to seal. Bring left and right corners together above filling; overlap the tips of these corners, moisten with water, and press together to seal. Repeat until all wrappers have been filled and sealed.

  3. Make the soup: Bring chicken stock to a rolling boil in a pot. Gently drop in wontons and cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Ladle into bowls and garnish with green onions.


Uncooked wontons will keep in the freezer for up to 2 months if they're wrapped well. Thaw them first if you're frying them, but if you're boiling them, drop frozen wontons into boiling broth and cool for 7 minutes.

To Fry Wontons: Heat 2 to 3 cups oil in a wok until hot. Deep-fry wontons in batches until golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Serve with duck sauce (plum sauce) or any dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

195 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 195
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 887mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 195mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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