Wonton noodle soup

Wonton noodle soup



  • 1.8kg organic chicken
  • 1 tbsp vegetable stock powder
  • 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 x 5cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dry sherry
  • 440gåÊ rice noodles
  • 12-16 wontons/dumplings
  • 1 bunch bok choy, roughly chopped


Place chicken in a large stockpot and cover with water. Add stock powder, celery, carrot, onion, ginger and salt. Bring to a gentle simmer. Cook, uncovered, for about 1 to 1.5 hours until chicken is done.

Remove chicken. Strain stock.

Return stock to stockpot, add soy sauce and sherry. Bring to simmer again.

Prepare noodles according to packet. Add wontons/dumplings to stock and cook according to packet recommendation. åÊTwo minutes before they are ready, add the noodles and bok choy. Continue simmering until wontons/dumplings are done, then serve.



  • Prawn dumplings are available from the freezer section of your supermarket or from Asian speciality stores. Just keep an eye on the ingredients to ensure they don‰Ûªt include MSG.
  • Because the chicken broth really is the star of this dish, it is worth the little extra expense to buy an organic chicken. You will definitely taste the difference!
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder. You can follow Alana at Housegoeshome and on Twitter.

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