Ol Charlie's By God Woodrow Chicken Soup

Charles Beaver


While watchin' Lonesome Dove this recipe came to me in a vision of hunger and Lone Star beer.

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8 to 12
1 Hr
3 Hr


1/2 medium
chicken (skin and bone on)
1 medium
yellow onion chopped
5 clove
garlic rough chopped
3 stick
celery sliced
3 small
carrot, sliced
1 bunch
fresh kale, chopped
1 medium
sweet potato chopped in 1 inch pieces
2 small
potatoes chopped into 1 inch pieces
1/2 pkg
egg noodles
1 can(s)
tomatos and green chiles
1 box
chicken broth (32 oz.)
4 c
1 tsp
ground black pepper/sea salt/ season salt/tony's cajun seasoning/rosemary sprigs/
1 dash(es)
louisianna hot sauce
1/2 medium
bell pepper chopped fine
1 small
jalepeno de-seeded and chopped fine
2 small
yellow squash cutt into 1 inch slices


1take skillet and heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon bacon grease combined. add whole halfed chicken seaoned with half of dry ingrediants when skillet good and hot roast until browned on both sides. Remove chicken and lower heat in skillet.
2Place browned chicken into stew pot on medium high heat add 32 oz. box of chicken broth cover with lid .
3place all chopped veggies into skillet to brown (reserve kale for later) cover with lid and stir from time to time to prevent sticking.
4Take chicken from pot after 45 minutes let cool and pull off of bone , place pulled chicken back into pot, you can wrap carcase for stock for your next pot of soup if you'd like.
5Take browned veggies and put into stew pot add 4 cups of water ( use it to rinse out skillet into pot!)
6add kale and canned tomatoes and chiles . Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours
7add the half package of noodles and let cook until all is tender ( complete cooking time usually runs around 3 to 3&1/2 hours) Serve with cornbread and Ice tea or Cold Beer...By God Woodrow that's eatin" I promise you!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken