Smoked Chicken Noodle Soup On A Traeger (or Grill)

by Chef Jason from 5280 Culinary

Yes, you can smoke soup on a Traeger (or grill) No really! It’s a unique and delicious way to add wood fired flavor to your favorite meal, chicken noodle soup.

Here’s a great recipe to try on your Traeger or Grill.

  • Yield: Serves 8-10 People
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 60-90 minutes, depending on smoke time

Ingredients:

Measure   Ingredient                                                                     Prep Notes

PART 1 – SMOKED VEGETABLES
  • 4 tbsp           Oil, Olive Blend
  • 6 Ribs           Celery, With Leaves                                               Diced Medium
  • 2 ea              Carrots, Jumbo, Washed                                      Diced Medium
  • 1 ea              Onion, Red, Small, peeled                                    Diced Small
  • 1 ea              Zucchini, Medium, Washed                                 Diced Medium
  • 1 ea              Yellow Squash, Medium, Washed                     Diced Medium
  • 2 tbsp           Garlic, Fresh                                                             Minced or Crushed
  • 2 ea              Bay Leaves                                                                  Whole
  • 1 tbsp           Italian Herbs, Dried

PART 2 – MAKING THE SOUP

  • 3 cups           Chicken, Cooked                                                      Diced or Pulled
  • 1 can            Tomatoes, Diced, Fire Roasted                            with juice
  • 2 qts             Stock, Chicken
  • 3 cups           Pasta, Cooked al dente

Preparation:

  • Prep all vegetables above as instructed
  • Load pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets, ignite Traeger and set temp to 200˚
  • Add the Dutch Oven to allow it to fully heat up during warm up
  • In a medium mixing bowl add the Oil, Veggies, Garlic, Bay leaves and Italian herbs, mix well
  • Place the veggies on the perforated grilling pan and place into the Traeger
  • Smoke the vegetables at 200˚ for approx. 30-45 minutes, depending on desired smoke flavor
  • Once veggies are done, using an oven proof glove or mitt, remove from the Traeger
  • Turn Traeger to 450˚ and let it reach temperature
  • Carefully add the smoked vegetables to the Dutch Oven
  • Add the chicken, canned tomatoes, chicken stock and pasta and stir to combine
  • Cover the Dutch Oven and allow the soup to come to a simmer (approx. 20 minutes)
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed
  • If soup is too thick, adjust with extra chicken stock
  • If soup is too thin, allow to cook uncovered and reduce the chicken stock
  • Total cook time for soup once it is simmering, should be approx. 30 minutes
  • Once soup is done, using an oven proof glove or mitt, remove from the Traeger
  • Serve with fresh bread and garnish with parsley leaves

Chef’s Tip: If you don’t want to smoke the vegetables, omit that part and heat Traeger to 450˚.  Then sauté vegetables until soft and add the chicken, tomatoes, stock and pasta and complete as shown above.  **Note, soup will have less smoke flavor without smoked vegetables**

Grills / Grill Gear Used:

Traeger Grills, Ironwood 885                             Ace SKU – 8030462
Reserve Blend Pellets                                           Ace SKU – 8015887
Traeger Grill Pan                                                  Ace SKU – 8019502
Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven                             Ace SKU – 6239313

Source: tips.acehardware.com

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