I make Smoked Chicken Breasts typically at least once a week so I always make extras for leftovers to eat or put in other food. I am now hooked on using my Cast Iron Dutch Oven on the PIt Boss!
Shred up your chicken to put in the soup, I used a Kitchenaid Mixer to do mine up fast or you can use Bearclaws to shred your chicken up.
Chop up your onions, celery, and carrots to the amount you want in the soup.
*Pro-tip smaller carrots will cook better in the broth then bigger chunks*
If you are using a cast iron dutch oven wipe it down with oil to help make sure that it is ready to cook without having stuff stick. I use an old cast iron dutch oven the old lady picked up for $5 and has worked amazing! An Enameled Cast Iron would work as well just know that the smoke may stain the dutch oven.
I use Better Than Boullion bases for my soup. I used a scoop of the chicken and a small scoop of the vegetable base to make the liquid. A large Pyrex measuring cup is what I use to microwave my water for the Boullion to disolve.
Startup your smoker to get the smoke rolling! I set my Pit Boss Pro 1100 to a smoke setting of P7 for the smoke setting. I also closed the chimney stack to allow more smoke to stay in the smoker. This time around I used mesquite pellets to smoke my chili.
Place your chicken and vegetables in the dutch oven and season.
Pour in your broth and stir it well to mix it well.
Once your smoker is ready take it out to your smoker and allow it to smoke. You will not be using the lid or cover at all for this recipe.
I had my smoker set at smoke setting only at P7 for 2 hours.
I turned mine up to 225 degrees for 3 hours and then turned it up to 350 for another hour all at a P7 setting. This time I learned the hard way not cutting my carrots smaller they did not soften as much as I would have liked but it was still good!
*You can add water or more broth as needed.
If you have room in your dutch oven add your egg noodles, if not boil water on the stovetop to cook your noodles in. I did not have room so I cooked the noodles inside and strained them. Next, I poured the Dutch Oven contents into the pot and then added the noodles.
Remove and serve when ready!!