March 1st. WOW. Spring is just around the corner…and then… its boating season… EEEK. Where does the time fly?! If you are anything like me, you’ve let yourself indulge a "little"… always thinking hmm.. I should really start cutting back.. I reaaaalllyyy need to shed a few of those winter pounds. Haha..what New Year’s Resolution?! Anyways… March 1, almost spring… I can hear Centsless calling.. and so, here’s to Easy-BETTER FOR YOU-Weeknight meals, and evenings of Bootcamp, Zumba and Jogging!
With thoughts of hot summer sun and cool turquoise lakes I’m making it my mission to “lighten up “ a little. NO – I’m not saying I’m going to do a crash diet or some weird cleanse… let alone even THINK about giving up ANYTHING (helllloooo pasta and bread), I just think I’m going to start balancing it all out. I’m promising to get more active, and if there’s a way to lighten up week night dinners… by golly… I’m gonna try it out! I still plan on having the odd treat here and there.. as everyone deserves a little indulgence now and again, however… my word for the Month of March… “MODERATION” This EASY-PEASY WONTON SOUP fits that bill perfectly! For those that count the number of ingredients before trying a recipe… lucky number 7 is all you need! It includes really only 1 item that you probably don’t already have in your kitchen (wonton wrappers) … however, once you start using these, my bet, you’ll keep a stack on hand! There are hundreds of ways to use these, for example MMMmini Lasagna’s , so don't be hesitant to buy a package, you'll use them up!
Easy-Peasy Wonton Soup
- 4 Cups Chicken Broth (reduced sodium)
- 2 Cups Water
- 1/2 cup green onion (chopped)
- 4 garlic cloves (minced)
- 24 Wonton Wrappers
- 1lb ground chicken
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
(salt to taste if desired)
For the Chicken Broth:
- In a saucepan, combine Chicken Broth, water, ½ of the chopped green onion, and half of the minced garlic (reserving remaining onion/garlic for wontons). Add salt to taste.
- Bring to a boil, and reduce heat and let simmer on med-low while you prepare the wonton’s
For the Wonton's:
- Thoroughly mix ground chicken, remaining garlic/green onion and soy sauce in a small bowl.
- Taking 1 wonton wrapper at a time, place a spoon full of chicken mixture in center of wonton wrapperet fingers with water, and lightly wet wrapper all around meat mixture to aid in sealing the wonton
- Fold wrapper over meat mixture forming a triangle, pressing edges together to seal
wet and fold corners of triangle again to centre, and pinch to seal
Repeat with remaining wonton wrappers
- Bring a separate pot of salted water to boil, and carefully place wonton’s in, stirring gently once or twice to prevent sticking, for about 5 minutes.
emove wonton’s from water, draining well, and place into serving bowls
arefully pour hot chicken broth over wonton’s and ENJOY!
Couple of notes…
*if you have left over meat mixture/wonton wrappers, you can make more wontons, and place on a plate or cookie sheet in a flat layer, and freeze. Once they are frozen, transfer to a ziplock baggy and then you are half way to an even quicker meal next time you want soup!
*You can control how much soup you make by adjusting the amount of broth/water and number of wonton’s boiled at one time
*Leftovers make a great lunch!