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Chicken Wonton

Lightly flavoured soup with a flavour kick in the wontons.  One of my favourite soups.

You will need 1 whole chicken breast (2 halves) for this recipe although if you want a lighter soup, you can simply use one breast and not include meat in the broth.  This quantity should serve 3-4 people.

Ingredients:

for the Chicken wontons
  • 200g chicken breast
  • 3 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 2cm piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • packet wonton wrappers (gow gee wrappers are fine too)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
for the stock
  • 1 chicken breast (about 250g)
  • 4 cups salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 2 carrots, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 2cm piece fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup salt-reduced soy sauce
  • 125g rice noodles (or shredded wombok)
  • handful bean sprouts (optional)
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced for garnish

Method:

  1. Place the chicken breast, onions ginger and garlic into a small food processor - one of those that comes with a whizz stick works fine for this step
  2. paint beaten egg onto the edges of a wonton wrapper
  3. place 1 tsp of the mix onto the centre of the wrapper and either fold into a triangel or into a parcel shape
  4. repeat until all the mixture is used up then cover with a teatowel and set aside
  5. heat a large saucepan or wok and add a little oil
  6. finely slice the chicken breast (as for a stir-fry)
  7. add the meat and stir until browned
  8. add the vegies and stir until wilted
  9. add the stock and soy sauce and bring to the boil
  10. add wontons and bring back to the boil
  11. add rice noodles (if you are using them) and continue cooking until the wontons and noodles are soft
  12. adjust your salt if required
  13. serve on a bed of bean sprouts (optional) and sprinkled with sliced spring onions.

TIPS:

You can vary the ingredients by substituting pork or raw prawn meat for the chicken or mix it up a little if you like.  Also, try adding shredded chinese cabbage (wombok) to the soup instead of the noodles for lwss carbs and more vegie content.