Easy weeknight-friendly recipe for a light and delicious, Wonton Soup. Simmer store-bought frozen wontons in a flavor-packed broth and enjoy this asian restaurant favorite in under 30 minutes. Here's a simple recipe for your Instant Pot pressure cooker or stove.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Keyword: instant pot chicken wonton soup, instant pot wonton soup, wonton soup
Prep the veggies: Chop the leaves of Bok Choy and keep aside, they will be added after cooking is done. Chop the carrots and boy choy stems. Finely chop ginger and garlic.
Turn on Instant Pot: Add chicken stock and everything EXCEPT wontons and bok choy 'greens (leaves)'. Close lid. Pressure cook for 0 minutes at high pressure. Manually release the pressure by following your cooker directions.
Finish: Turn on SAUTE and add the frozen wontons. Cook 2-4 minutes till they float on top. (Watch the video). Cancel SAUTE and add the boy choy greens that you had kept aside. Stir and let them soften in the soup for a few minutes.
Prep the veggies as above. Heat a large stockpot on medium-high heat. Add all ingredients EXCEPT wontons and greens. Bring everything to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 6-8 mins. Open lid.
Add wontons and cook till they float on top, takes about 2-4 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add greens and stir well. Let them soften in the soup for a few minutes. Serve warm!
Estimated Time for this recipe: Prep: 10 mins, Pressure build-up: 10 mins +/-, Pressure Cook: 0 mins, QR, Saute: 2-4 mins, Total Time: 25-26mins.
Recipe Tips for this easy Wonton Soup
Customize this soup by using your favorite brand of wontons made vegetarian, or with chicken, shrimp or pork.
Adjust the spice level: I add 1 tablespoon of chili garlic paste, but you can reduce that to 1 tsp for a mild chili taste or skip it altogether.
When manually releasing pressure, move the pressure valve 'partially' from Sealing to Venting mode in Duo, or press down the pressure valve intermittently, in 'bursts' in Ultra models. This prevents the soup from spraying out while releasing pressure.
If you are multiplying this recipe, wait 5 minutes before releasing pressure to avoid the soup from shooting through the pressure valve. Open lid after the pin drops.