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Mikey's Smoked Chicken Noodle Soup

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Mark Twain never said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco"  But it DOES get cold out here in Cali, even down here in the southern part of the state.  And when the June Gloom hits town, I make soup. This is my smoked chicken noodle soup.

 

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I started with some homemade chicken stock I made on Sunday after I finished smoking.  I spatchcocked a chicken and smoked the backbone to use in the stock.  I also used the bones from the chicken wings I smoked Sunday, as well as a big ol' smoked turkey backbone and neck that I had on hand in the freezer.

 

Wings with smoked backbone:

 

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Added celery, onions, carrots, bay leaves, italian seasoning, extra chicken fat from the bird I smoked, plus a smoked turkey neck

 

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Cooked. covered, for about 6 hrs.  Here it is uncovered, at the outset.

 

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Here's the stock at the end.  I've already ladled off most of the liquid.  You can see all the connective tissue has pretty much melted into the stock.

 

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I poured the finished stock through a strainer and refrigerated it 'til today... 

 

 

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Refrigerating it maked it easy to skim off the layer of top fat. 

 

 

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After a quick skim, it's time to start filling the pot. 

 

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You can see how rich, thick, and gelatinous the stock is

 

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Now that we've got the stock squared away, let's see what else is going in today:

 

 

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Clockwise from lower left: tablespoon of Italian seasoning, a third cup of Italian parsley, 1/2 cup smoked onions, 1/2 cup sweet maui onions. 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper, 1 finely diced jalapeno, 2 cups slaced carrots, 1 cup chopped celery, i cup chopped celery hearts, 1 chopped yellow squash.

 

 

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All that goes in the pot, and starts simmering while I get the meat ready

 

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Be sure to save all the extra skin and bones from whatever you smoke!  It makes the best stock imaginable! This here is going right in the freezer!

 

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When the vegetables are about half way done I add the noodles.  I used half a box of rotini today.  When the pasta is done, I add the chicken. 

 

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Next thing you know, ol' Jed's a millionaire!

 

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Well, that's my smoked chicken soup!  Thanks for looking in!  Hope you enjoyed the view!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 9

Don't get any better than that. drool.gif

post #3 of 9

WOW............I can almost smell it from here! icon_eek.gif

 

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post #4 of 9
WOW that's some dynamite looking soup.and your way of making is so good for the body.
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Thread Starter 

Thanks, meateater!  That soup is like liquid BBQ chicken!  beercheer.gif
 

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Don't get any better than that. drool.gif


Thanks much, raptor700!  It was a fun Q view to do, too!   beercheer.gif
 

 

Originally Posted by raptor700 View Post

WOW............I can almost smell it from here! icon_eek.gif

 

Great Qview my friend points1.png



Thank you, desertlites!  I appreciate the comment!  I love getting the bright colored veggies in there.  Looks good, and packs in the vitamins and minerals.  And the smoke!  It's all about the smoke!  LOL!  beercheer.gif



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WOW that's some dynamite looking soup.and your way of making is so good for the body.


 

post #6 of 9

Looks delicious!

post #7 of 9

I am a  big lover of soup  and this one got my attention it looks yummy and warms the hart and the body  in these  winter days . i will bookmark this post for a rainy day.

Thanks for this post

 

post #8 of 9

Looks Delicious...

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Thanks, SmokinAl!  Believe me, it was as delicious as it looked!   beercheer.gif

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Looks delicious!


Thank you, africanmeat!   You're most welcome!  Cheers!    beercheer.gif

 

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I am a  big lover of soup  and this one got my attention it looks yummy and warms the hart and the body  in these  winter days . i will bookmark this post for a rainy day.

Thanks for this post

 



Thanks, Beer-B-Q!   I'll drink to that!  beercheer.gif

 

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Looks Delicious...



 

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