Recipe: Smoked Chicken, Broccoli and Black Bean Soup

Smoked Chicken, Broccoli and Black Bean Soup

This original recipe has been a staple on our Level2 and Ocean Terrace menus for years. Hot and delicious, this smoked chicken, broccoli and black bean soup is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at the family dinner table or at your next group gathering.

Preparation

FOR THE SOUP

In 1/4 cup butter, sauté carrots, onion, celery and broccoli stems for 5 minutes. Add thyme, oregano and basil; sauté 5 minutes more. Add wine and deglaze pan. Add hot chicken stock and reduce by one-third. Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, smoked chicken, beans, broccoli florets: simmer for 5 minutes. Add cream, simmer for 5 minutes more and season to taste (thickening with cornstarch is desired). Drop in remaining butter, piece by piece, stirring until melted and serve immediately.

FOR THE SMOKED CHICKEN

On a covered grill, slightly smoke boneless chicken until fully cooked (about 30 mins.) Our Chef uses applewood chips and does not allow the grill to become too hot.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C Unsalted butter
  • 1/2 C Diced carrots
  • 1/2 C Diced onions
  • 1/2 C Diced celery
  • 1 C Broccoli stems, peeled & diced
  • 2 t Dried thyme
  • 2 t Dried oregano
  • 1 t Dried sweet basil
  • 1/4 C Dry white wine
  • 4 C Chicken stock, hot
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 t Tabasco sauce
  • 1 C Cooked black beans
  • 1 C Broccoli florets
  • 2 C Heavy cream
  • 2 T Cornstarch mixed with a small amount of warm water (optional)
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1C Diced smoked chicken