From About.com, Diana Rattray, guide to southern cooking. Easier than it looks! This is really good. I have boiled leftover roast chicken, substituted that chicken for the uncooked in the recipe and used the broth, as well. When I do that, I skim the fat from the broth and combine it with the oil to brown the vegetables. Works fine and is an unusual solution to "not chicken and noodles, AGAIN!!!" Can be spiced up with chilis, if desired.