What a great dish! I only made a few changes, but the changes I made would not have changed the dish all that much. First I added 1 stick butter to the pot in step one. I do this all the time with chicken noodle soup or chicken and dumplings, as it makes the stock richer. Second, I left out the carrots because I didn't have any on hand. My DH and I both enjoyed this dish with a fresh salad and warm Italian bread. Then I had leftovers today for lunch over wheat pasta and a little extra olive oil. Delicious! Thank you Chrissy for sharing your Aunt's recipe. I'm sure it will be one of our favorites from now on.
This was THE best! The olives and the vinegar lend such a wonderful flavor. I added more garlic (5 cloves). Thank you for this wonderful recipe - I will be making it often, and can't wait to "eat it cold."