My old friend, Kim from Marion County, KY, used to make this for her family at least once every 2 weeks. They adore it and my kids and I love it too! The addition of the tomato puree puts a whole new "twist" on this chicken soup. Kim said her family had been making it this way for at least 3 generations! Must be a Kentucky thing...NOTE: Original recipe calls for 3 TBSP hot sauce.