The title of this recipe is correct: yes, you CAN make 10 Minute Wonton Noodle Soup. It will take you longer to go through the check-out line at Costco than it takes to make this recipe. I call this one of my hybrid recipes where I take a pre-made ingredient and add my own spin to it. The results are always a tasty shortcut to a dish that looks like it took forever to make!
One of the things I love about Costco is the variety of frozen foods. There are always new products to try out, so when I saw that these Mini Wontons could be made in 5 minutes, I knew I had to give it a try. Everyone in my home loved them pan-fried, but I wanted to try something different, so I tried out making Wonton Noodle Soup. After boiling the wontons, I added Chow Mein noodles (affiliate link) to the same water for a quick boil.
Meanwhile, there is chicken stock boiling, and I’m prepping the cilantro and green onion. Since this is a 10 Minute Wonton Noodle Soup, so much is going on at the same time, but that’s the beauty of it. You have to multitask so that everything stays hot and ready for the ingredients to be combined for the final product.
Aside from the quick cooking time, another thing I love about this 10 Minute Wonton Noodle Soup is that everyone builds their own bowl. You aren’t making a huge pot of this soup and dishing it out. That will overcook the noodles. Instead, you add the ingredients to individual bowls and top with the hot chicken stock, cilantro and green onions, and my favorite chili oil (affiliate link) to each individual’s preference.
Alternatively, you can top the wontons with green onion, cilantro, and chili oil and eat a few just like that. I know that always happens in my house so I have to make a few extra because sometimes even waiting 10 minutes for a hot bowl of Wonton Noodle Soup could feel like forever! But in my eyes, these 10 minutes that it takes to make this recipe outweighs going to a restaurant, because it can take everyone in my household just 10 minutes to get their shoes on! So from now on, every trip to Costco, I make sure to pick up a pack of these mini wontons and have my pantry stocked with the rest of the ingredients so I can make this recipe in a snap!
- 20 Costco Frozen Fully Cooked Chicken & Cilantro Mini Wontons
- 2 Tbsp. Chili Oil
- 6oz Dried Chow Mein Noodles
- 12-16oz chicken stock
- 1oz chopped cilantro
- 1oz sliced green onion
- In a medium pot boil water and add wontons. Boil for 5 minutes or until wontons float to top.
- During the same time, heat up chicken stock in another large pot.
- Scoop wontons out and add dried chow mein noodles, boiling for 2-3 minutes and drain noodles.
- In a large bowl add cooked noodles, wontons, green onions and cilantro. Pour hot chicken stock and top with chili oil.