Asian Potsticker Soup

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Asian Potsticker Soup is a fragrant and comforting chicken soup with tender, filling potstickers flavored with fresh ginger, green onions, and soy sauce.

Potstickers are a classic Side Dish at many Asian restaurants. This easy Soup Recipe puts them into a simple dinner that you can make from home. No need to go out or get takeout!

Asian Potsticker Soup in pot with cabbage and carrot


This quick and easy 30-minute soup is perfect for a family-friendly weeknight dinner with a fresh flavor. The tasty broth, delicious potstickers, soy sauce, ginger, and other flavors make it the ultimate comfort food.

Chicken Potsticker Soup is a simple and nutritious meal and a classic comfort food dish. It’s similar to easy dumpling soup or wonton soup. You can serve up the Pot Sticker Soup as a full meal on its own or use it as a side for your favorite Chinese food. Try it as a warming side along with Crispy Sesame Chicken or Cashew Chicken.

Quick Pot Sticker Soup comes together in just one dutch oven or stockpot. The cook time is kept down because we use store-bought potstickers. All you have to do is heat up the frozen pot stickers. Set them to the side while the broth simmers, then add all the ingredients together and simmer a little longer for the perfect soup.



If you haven’t had potstickers before, you might be wondering what they even are. Potstickers are a kind of Chinese dumpling. They’re made with round wrappers and filled with a combination of vegetables and meat. One thing that sets them apart is that potstickers are a little more crispy than typical dumplings. They’re a traditional dish to serve for Chinese New Year.

Although this recipe calls for chicken potstickers, you can find pork potstickers, vegetable potstickers, and beef potstickers. 

Often instead of serving them in a dumpling soup, they’re a side dish served with dipping sauce. Gyoza, chili sauce, or an easy soy sauce mixture would make great dipping sauces for them. Using frozen potstickers, makes this an easy side to throw together.

close-up of Asian Potsticker Soup in pot

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  • Vegetarian Potsticker Soup: To make this delicious soup vegetarian, you’ll just have to replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth and use vegetable potstickers. It makes a hearty vegetarian soup, swapping the chicken for vegetables also makes the soup vegan.
  • Soup add-ins: For some added flavors and textures try mixing in a variety of fresh vegetables or stir fry vegetables liked chopped bell pepper, bok choy, fresh vegetables, matchstick carrots, sliced mushrooms, edamame, fresh kale, white onion, scallion greens, and shitake mushrooms.
  • Seasonings: For some extra flavor add spices like cumin, cloves, Thai basil, and garnish the soup with fresh cilantro.



  • Serve: This quick and delicious soup shouldn’t be left at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If you want to keep it out longer continue simmering soup in a large soup pot over low heat, and everyone can ladle the soup from the pot.
  • Store: Let the Chicken Potsticker Soup cool completely, before moving it and putting it in an airtight container. It will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • Freeze: You can also keep this Pot Sticker Soup recipe in the freezer for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge, then reheat it in a dutch oven.

Asian Potsticker Soup serving in ladle

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Asian Potsticker Soup

5 from 1 vote
  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Soup
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Asian Potsticker Soup is a fragrant and comforting chicken soup with tender, filling potstickers flavored with fresh ginger, green onions, and soy sauce.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 16 ounces frozen chicken potstickers , 1 package
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger , minced (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 2 stalks celery , thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots , thinly sliced
  • 4 cups Napa cabbage , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green onions , thinly sliced


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add the vegetable oil to a large stockpot on medium-high heat and sear the bottoms of the potstickers until browned (in batches), about 4-5 minutes.

  2. Remove the potstickers to a plate.
  3. To the stockpot add the chicken broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil garlic, ginger, carrots, and celery.
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

  5. Add in the Napa lettuce, seared potstickers, and green onions and cook for 10 minutes until cabbage and potstickers have softened before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 Servings, Amount per serving: 138 calories, Calories: 138g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 942mg, Potassium: 260mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1850g, Vitamin C: 24g, Calcium: 54g, Iron: 1g

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  1. Hi Sabrina! This Asian Potsticker Soup Recipe needs some zing. Add a pinch or two of red pepper flakes to wake it up, IMO! BTW, I suggest that you advise on where to purchase chicken potstickers.
    Have a great New Year! Stay healthy! Wear a mask (or two!), and thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

    1. Feel free to play around with the seasoning to get it more to your liking. I actually just bought the chicken potstickers from Target but any grocery store should carry them or you could even make your own. I hope you enjoy the dish!