Chicken Cilantro Pot Sticker Veggie Soup Recipe

by DanicasDaily on November 5, 2009

I created this Chicken Cilantro Pot Sticker Veggie Soup to put an adventurous spin on traditional Chicken Noodle soup when The Husband was sick.  It is so easy to make and ready in less than 30 minutes.  Simply pick any mixture of fresh or frozen veggies, add broth and mini pot stickers.  The sesame oil adds another layer of flavor while the Teriyaki Sauce sweetens up the broth and a little Hot Sauce gives it a spicy kick!  The BEST part is this is SUPER LOW in calories and fat ~ yeah!

Chicken Cilantro Pot Sticker Veggie Soup Recipe



2 tsp sesame oil

3 carrots, peeled and sliced

2 summer squash, halved and sliced

2 c fresh sliced white mushrooms

1 garlic clove, minced

32 oz Organic Chicken Broth

3 Tbsp Annie’s Organic Teriyaki Sauce

1 tsp (dashes) Srirachi or your favorite hot sauce

1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Package Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken Pot Stickers or comparable frozen Won Ton’s or Su Mei

6 c Organic Spinach

4 Scallions, sliced


1. Heat sesame oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.  Add carrots through garlic and sauté for four minutes.  Add Teriyaki Sauce, hot sauce and chicken broth.  Bring to a boil.

2.  While the soup boils, heat the olive oil in a medium skillet and add pot stickers.  Cook for two minutes or until slightly browned and remove from heat.

3.  Add pot stickers to the soup mixture and boil one minute.  Add the spinach and cook for an additional minute.  Remove from heat and stir in scallions, reserving a small pinch to top soup boils.

Makes 4 LARGE servings with 9 potstickers each.  Each serving is 4 WW Points+!

The “Star” ingredient in tonight’s soup is Trader Joe’s Mini Chicken & Cilantro Wontons (aka Pot Stickers).


Check out the stats ~ LOVE it!  1 serving is 1 point, 2 servings is 2 points!


Start off by sauteing your veggies in sesame oil for 4 minutes.


Add chicken broth, teriyaki sauce and hot sauce.  Bring to a boil.


While the soup boils, slighty brown your mini potstickers in olive oil.


Add your pot stickers to your soup and bring back to a boil, about 1 minute.


Add spinach and boil until steamed, about one minute.

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Remove from heat and add scallions.


Scoop into bowls and top with additional scallions.


If desired, add a little more heat ~ I heart Srirachi Hot Sauce ~ it’s AMAZING in soup.



{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Marisa (Trim The Fat) November 6, 2009 at 5:36 am

I love those wontons! Never thought of putting them in a soup -brilliant!

Hope Jay is better!

BTW, what kind of camera do you have? Your pics are always so beautiful!


Stephanie November 6, 2009 at 6:13 am

What a creative, delicious idea — I love this! Sounds really yummy and the nutrition stats look stellar, thanks for such a great idea :)


Sarah W. November 6, 2009 at 6:23 am

omg this is such a creative idea! i got some TJ’s Thai Shrimp Potstickers! Might have to make them into a soup – tons of veggies and a “no chicken” broth would work – omg thanks for the idea!!!!


Jane B. November 6, 2009 at 6:57 am

FOUR of those mini-potstickers/wontons were 50 calories?! If you didn’t show the nutritional label, I may not have believed you. I wish we had a TJ’s just for those!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) November 6, 2009 at 7:47 am

great idea!!

new to your blog but wanted to say hello!

have a great day!


DanicasDaily November 6, 2009 at 8:48 am

Hiya Shannon ~ Thanks for stopping by. You have a great day too.


Danica's Daily November 6, 2009 at 8:58 am

Marisa ~ I LOVE my camera. I actually went down from the big/bulky cameras everyone is buying to a point and shoot that fits in my purse. I wouldn’t trade it for a big one again at all. I have the Canon PowerShot SD890IS. I got it at Sam’s Club and think they sell it at Walmart too. I have been using it now since march and think it does a great job.


Alicia November 6, 2009 at 2:04 pm

Yum! Thanks for sharing!
Have fun this weekend!


Jasmine Ohi November 6, 2009 at 3:35 pm

this looks delicious! I’m sitting in the hotel room – and would love some of this soup right about now, it looks like it would just warm you up! hope you are having a safe drive over!


Sarah Mahon December 17, 2010 at 7:28 pm

thanks so much for posting this – took me a while to get to trader joe’s, but, those mini wontons are AMAZING…and, I love this soup – put it on my keeper list.


Christine January 4, 2011 at 8:37 am

THIS is delicious – made it on my first week back on WW. I cook for my family of 5 every day. My 14 year old son devoured it, my husband and daughter loved it too. (The 9 year old, not that adventurous yet!)
I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. You are a very creative cook! So glad I found your blog to help me on my WW journey.


gloria markiewicz January 12, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I’m a new follower and lovin’ it!


diggy January 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

looks yummy-can’ wait to get ingredients to try
just started WW last week
love making homemade potstickers with
ground chicken filling-then steamed
veggie ones would be great also

do you have any idea how to calculate homemade with points
just found your site- love it :)


DanicasDaily January 17, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Hi Diggy,

Thanks for the comment. I absolutely LOVE potstickers especially making my own – they are delicious. You can calculate the points+ in one of three ways. First option, to add up the points+ for each item and divide by the number of servings. Second, you could enter the recipe on recipe builder ( Finally, you can go to a free site like or, input the recipe and calc the points+ based on the nutritional information provided.



rachel February 8, 2011 at 9:44 pm

MMMM i just made a version of this for my lunch tomorrow can’t wait to eat it! I used the frozen stir fry veggies that Trader joe’s makes for an even faster shortcut, the whole thing took me about 10 minutes to make.


Jen March 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Hi Danica, just found your blog through WW and so excited to try some of your recipes. How big are the servings for this soup and is it 4PP+ or 6PP+.


DanicasDaily March 7, 2011 at 10:43 pm

HI Jen,

The recipe makes 4 servings with 9 mini potstickers each. It can be a decent size serving depending on how many vegetables you use. My bowls are usually around 2 cups each for 4 points+. If I want more, then, I just have another 1/2 serving for 6 points+.



alex January 21, 2012 at 10:58 am

i just made a very shorthand variation on this, which involved adding these wontons into TJ’s miso soup and adding spinach and sriracha… amazing!


Gretchen November 13, 2012 at 9:55 pm

I made this tonight for dinner. This recipe is great! I added zucchini and used crimini mushrooms, which added more flavor to the soup. My boyfriend really enjoys it as well. Thanks again for the recipe this is creative, light, and flavorful!


Melanie May 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

You’ve got some great recipes! Unfortunately, I can’t get your pin button to work. Since it’s not showing others have pinned it, I wonder if others are also having problems?


DanicasDaily May 25, 2013 at 11:35 am

Hi Melanie,

Thank you for letting me know. You should be able to get the pinning button to work now. If it doesn’t work for you, please let me know.



Robin Nabel April 30, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Is this a simple start recipe Danica?


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