Place chicken and chopped onion in large pan, cover with chicken broth. Boil until the chicken is done...aproximately 25 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat and chop chicken into bite size pieces. Place chicken back into broth along with the remaining ingredients. Simmer on medium heat for about 30 minutes then turn down to low for about an hour.
Serve with crackers or my favorite is to serve with cornbread.