This was terrific. I was looking for a soup recipe to be able to use leftover chicken that I had taken off the bones of a cooked chicken. I substituted a 6 oz. can of tomato paste for the tomato puree and used pasta seashells. I also left out the tabasco and added my leftover mixed vegetables (1 1/2 cup) to the soup. It made a delicious chicken vegetable soup.
This was an AMAZING dish. My family had it, though we didn't use the tabasco either, and we added some spinach and beans. This is a recipe that we MUST try again!
I like the recipe just wont use the tobasco.