My mom was born and grew up during the Great Depression. My grandparents had to make the most of what they had. This recipe was used by my mom later in life to feed us 4 chiidren. It was a way of cooking a chicken and making it go a long way and fill us up as it did when her mom would make it years before. I am sure a lot of you have varieties of this same recipe, but this one is like Mama's.