Warm Up Your Soul with Our Copycat PF Chang’s Wonton Soup Recipe
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Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with the ultimate comfort food—PF Chang’s Wonton Soup. Perfect for a cozy night in, this easy-to-make recipe is mouth-wateringly delicious!
With succulent chicken breasts, perfectly deveined shrimp, spinach, mushrooms, and a medley of brown sugar, rice wine, soy sauce, and ginger for extra flavor, you won’t be able to resist the aromatic goodness coming from your kitchen!
Don’t forget about the pork wontons that finish this scrumptious dish. So don’t let the chilly weather stop you—it’s time to spice up those nights with some homemade PF Chang’s WonTon Soup!
Ah, the history of Wonton Soup—a dish that has stood the test of time and captured the hearts of many. Rich upper-class families in China originally ate this delicious dish, which dates back to the Qing Dynasty (1644).
But as the economy improved, the dish spread to Hong Kong and was served to the working class through hawker stalls. As Chinese nationals immigrated to the US, they brought this and other traditional dishes and opened restaurants to enjoy a taste of home.
To make Chinese food more accessible to Americans, they created fusion items, including Crab Rangoon and Wonton Tartlets. While these dishes are considered Westernized Chinese, you won’t find them in an authentic Chinese restaurant menu.
Along with the hearty and flavorful PF Chang’s Wonton Soup, why not try something equally delicious to pair it with. There are many great dishes that can be served with wonton soup, depending on your personal taste and preferences. Here are some suggestions:
Fried Rice: Fried rice is a classic Chinese side dish that pairs well with wonton soup. It is a delicious way to incorporate vegetables, protein, and carbs into your meal.
Spring Rolls: Spring rolls are crispy, crunchy, and a great way to add some texture to your meal. They are typically filled with vegetables, pork, or shrimp and can be found at most Chinese restaurants.
For a light and refreshing side dish that complements the flavors of wonton soup, a simple Asian-inspired salad would be a great option. Think along the lines of a nice cucumber salad or even Ramen Coleslaw. I would also add a piece of crusty bread – yum!
- Chicken breasts – I prefer boneless and skinless, but you could use dark meat if you prefer
- Shrimp – adds a touch of seafood flavor to the soup. If you use frozen, just make sure they are fully thawed first.
- Spinach – adds a pop of color and a dose of healthy greens
- Mushrooms – add an earthy flavor and texture to the soup, I like button mushrooms
- Brown sugar – balances the savory flavors in the soup
- Rice wine – adds a tangy flavor and helps to tenderize the chicken
- Soy sauce – adds a salty, umami flavor to the soup
- Fresh ginger – adds a spicy, fragrant flavor to the soup
- Dry minced onion – adds a mild, sweet onion flavor
- Chicken broth – the base for the soup, gives it a rich, savory flavor but you could go with a vegetable broth
- Pork wontons – You can get these in the frozen section of your grocery store but they are easier to find in an ethnic grocery.
What kind of shrimp do you use?
There are so many types and sizes of shrimp. We usually use whatever is on sale at the grocery store or looks the freshest. But here are a few tips:
For this recipe, you want to use shrimp that is already peeled and deveined. It will save you a lot of time!
If your shrimp is frozen, be sure to thaw it completely before cooking. You can place the frozen shrimp in a colander and run cold water over it until it is fully thawed.
If you are using fresh shrimp, be sure to remove the shells and devein them before cooking. To devein raw shrimp, simply use a paring knife to make a shallow cut down the back of the shrimp. This will allow you to remove the dark vein that runs along the shrimp’s back.
First, grab a large pot and pour in your chicken broth. Next, toss in your chicken breasts with a sprinkle of brown sugar, a splash of rice wine, a drizzle of soy sauce, a pinch of fresh ginger, and a sprinkle of dry minced onion.
Let this mixture come to a boil and cook until the chicken is fully cooked through.
Next, throw in some sliced mushrooms and a handful of spinach, and let it cook for about 10 minutes.
Finally, add your deveined shrimp and pork wontons and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
And that’s it! Your PF Chang’s Wonton Soup is ready to be served. So, grab a bowl, ladle in a generous serving of this hot and flavorful soup, and enjoy the taste of comfort food at its best!
Switching up this classic PF Chang’s WonTon Soup doesn’t take much! But, for a healthier twist, try using chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts and swapping out the pork wontons for vegetable-filled wontons.
You could switch up the broth base and use miso or vegetable broth for a unique flavor. Then, stir in coconut milk or heavy cream.
How do you store wonton soup?
Keep it in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Then, just separate the wontons from the soup to avoid mushy skins.
How long can I keep wonton soup?
Three days max in the fridge, but the wontons will get softer over time. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
Is wonton soup good if left out overnight?
It’s not recommended to leave it out overnight. Better to refrigerate it as soon as possible. But if it’s been left out, boil it for 10 minutes to kill off any bacteria before storing it in the fridge.
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Print off our recipe here:
- 1 lb shrimp, deveined, tail off
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon rice wine
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, shredded
- 1 teaspoon dry minced onion
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 12 pork wontons
In a large pot boil the chicken in the broth, brown sugar, rice wine, soy sauce, ginger, and minced onion until done.
Add in the mushrooms and spinach and cook for about 10 minutes.
Stir in shrimp and wontons and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Serve & enjoy!
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 215Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 185mgSodium: 2061mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g