Won ton soup is one of those things you can typically count on being pretty good or at least not horrible at most Chinese restaurants. I mean really it's hard to mess up some chicken broth with some floating pot sticker dumplings floating around. And sadly at most restaurants that's all that is in the soup.
But I've had a few really good versions of won ton soup with great flavor. That's what I was craving after having a sore throat and stuffy nose for over a week. A good,flavor packed won ton soup with some substance and layers of flavor that would also be simple to make given I wasn't really feeling like cooking in the first place.
We happened to have some mini chicken cilantro won tons in that we had picked up at Trader Joe's in the freezer. I decided I wanted to give the soup a bit more protein with add some shredded chicken. As well as some layers of extra flavor by adding ginger, lemongrass, Serrano chile's and scallions.
Truly SIMPLE. Delicious and healing to one annoying, never ending sore throat.
Simple Chicken Won Top Soup
1 tablespoon canola oil
8 slices of ginger
4 2 inch pieces of chopped lemon grass
1 chopped serrano chile ( seeds removed if heat isn't your thing, we used the seeds)
1 chopped red Fresno chile
8 cups chicken broth
1/2 rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 package mini chicken cilantro wontons or potstickers
2 tspns sea salt
1/8 cup chopped green scallions
Saute ginger, lemon grass and chiles in canola oil in a large dutch oven until fragrant. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil add potstickers to the broth, bring back to boil. Lower heat and simmer 8-10 minutes. Add shredded chicken to soup and season with salt. Serve soup in large bowls add scallions as a garnish.