At Gunflint Lodge we smoke boneless skinless chicken breasts over apple wood chips for this soup. Smoked chicken or turkey from the supermarket works just as well.
2 T. butter
1 c. carrots, ¼-in. pieces
1 c. celery, ¼-in. pieces
1 medium onion, ¼-in. pieces
¼ tsp. minced garlic
4½ c. chicken stock, homemade or low-salt canned
1 (8-oz.) can whole tomatoes, chopped, juice included
2 c. cooked wild rice
1–1½ T. fresh tarragon, chopped
White pepper to taste
Julienned smoked chicken or turkey breast as desired
In large stockpot, melt butter. Add carrots, celery, onion, and garlic; cover....