take 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.
Place browned chicken into stew pot on medium high heat add 32 oz. box of chicken broth cover with lid .
place all chopped veggies into skillet to brown (reserve kale for later) cover with lid and stir from time to time to prevent sticking.
Take 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.
Take browned veggies and put into stew pot add 4 cups of water ( use it to rinse out skillet into pot!)
add kale and canned tomatoes and chiles . Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours
add 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!