This is a flavorful chicken stew from Cook it Light: Pasta, Rice and Beans. Note the wide range on the amount of stock to be used. The original recipe called for 1/2 cup chicken stock - I ended up using 2 cans (about 4 cups). Maybe my tomatoes weren't juicy enough. Anyway, to cook the noodles in the stew, it needed more than 1/2 cup of stock - cooking the noodles separately would change the amount of stock needed. When I made this, I realized I was out of peas and put in corn, which worked fine, but peas would have been good. I'm sure other vegetables would substitute nicely as well.