Mock Thai Soup

I love Thai food, but it is often so complicated to make and requires ingredients that require special shopping trips. Today I accidentally created a "Mock Thai" soup that only requires two ingredients that you might not always stock in your pantry. Cilantro and a lime. The other things are pretty standard pantry stock:

1 large chicken breast (or equivalent chicken parts)
32 oz chicken stock

1/2 cup uncooked couscous

3 large cloves garlic

2 eggs

2 T olive oil

That's it! A very simple prep and you get this pretty, creamy, "Thai-tasting" soup!


Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Cook over medium-high heat with 2 T olive oil until chicken is cooked through and slightly golden. Remove chicken from pan and add garlic. Cook for a minute, scraping the bottom of the pan to get those golden chicken-bits. Add the chicken stock and heat until almost boiling. Lower heat to medium and add couscous. Cook for 5 minutes.

Whisk eggs in a bowl. Squeeze juice of 1 lime into the eggs and whisk. Remove 1 cup of soup and whisk into the egg mixture. Turn off heat on soup and whisk eggs into soup. The soup will instantly turn a creamy color and thicken. Add chicken and stir again. Season with additional salt & pepper as necessary.

Serve with cilantro on top!

** For a further Thai experience, add chili peppers or sauce and peanuts. **


Anonymous said…
from Mom; thanks Erika I love the Thai soup you taught me to make but it requires a trip to Syracuse to get ingredients!!!
naturalme said…
I'm a huge dork because I didn't realize you were even blogging here. I'm going to try the soup tonight:)

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