Barbecue Chicken Soup prepared by O’Neill Outside and Jamie Rosenthal
This version of barbecue soup is a cross between Brunswick stew and a traditional soup. It is a meal on its own but
can also be served in small portions as a first course. Though the recipe calls for leftover Beer-Brined Chicken,
Chutney-Glazed Beef Brisket or shredded pork would work just as well. For a real treat, serve this with cornbread.
12 ounces applewood-smoked bacon, diced (about 14 slices)
4 tablespoons Basic Barbecue Rub (page 196)
11⁄2 pounds tomatoes, chopped (about 4 cups)
11⁄2 cups chopped yellow onions
1⁄4 cup minced garlic
1 chipotle pepper in adobo
12 ounces lite lager beer
4 cups chicken stock
2 cups ketchup
1⁄4 cup yellow mustard
1⁄2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups yellow corn kernels (about 2 ears)
1 pound tomatoes, grilled and chopped (about 3 cups; page 170)
3 cups fresh or frozen lima beans, cooked and drained
4 cups chopped Beer-Brined Chicken (page 98)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Set the EGG for direct cooking with the porcelain coated grid.
Preheat the EGG to 450oF.
Preheat the Dutch Oven on the grid for 10 minutes.
Place the bacon in the Dutch Oven, close the lid of the EGG, and cook until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer
the bacon to a small bowl lined with paper towels and set aside. Reserve the bacon fat in the Dutch Oven.
Add the barbecue rub to the bacon fat and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and chipotle and
cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until the onions are translucent. Slowly add the beer to the Dutch Oven, stirring with a
wooden spoon to deglaze. Add the chicken stock, ketchup, mustard, vinegar, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce.
Leave the Dutch Oven uncovered, but close the lid of the EGG. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until the soup has thickened
Remove the Dutch Oven from the heat. Puree the soup using an immersion blender, or carefully spoon it into the bowl
of a food processor fitted with the steel blade, process until smooth, and return to the Dutch Oven. Add the corn,
grilled tomatoes, lima beans, chicken, and pepper and stir until completely combined. Serve topped with the reserved
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