In these economic times I have found I am more motivated to 'get around' to making soup from chicken leftovers instead of allowing them to go to waste. Preparing the chicken with soup in mind, I've managed to save time and energy as well as creating a few really tasty and healthy meals. I usually use Mrs. Dash [yellow lid] for seasoning, but generally speaking, any rub or prep method that is your go-to will work well. I include spaghetti squash as one of my vegetables because it is my favorite soup vegetable! Really, any vegetables you like work well here. Cooking time is really overnight, but [wow!] that seems intimidating since so much is hands off, so I just put a few hours for thorough chicken cooking time and soup simmering. Every ingredient is optional.