- Fill a large pot with water about ½ to ¾ of the way. Place it on the stove and turn it on high. Drop the frozen birds in the water. Let it boil with the birds for a good half an hour but it’s not a problem if you let it go as long as two hours. Just watch for evaporation.
- Take out the birds and set them aside.
- For the veggies, I sometimes buy the pre-packaged, washed, and ready-to-eat carrots and green beans. Place the vegetables, the sausage, and spices into the hot water and simmer or keep at a gentle boil. If you need to add more water this is a good time to do it, just remember you will be adding the chicken meat in a little while.
- Let the vegetables and sausage simmer for about an hour. This will allow the chicken to cool off a bit. Then, tear into the chicken. I use my hands to pull all the flesh and skin and drop it into the pot. Be careful not to put in any bones.
- Once that is done and all your ingredients are in, just let it simmer or boil gently for at least half an hour. This gives you time to make your rice and prepare the garnish.
- When the rice is ready and you’re ready to serve, tell the kids to stop watching TV and set the table. Then, add a spoonful or two of rice to each plate, ladle the soup, and garnish with a few pinches of the diced cilantro, onion, avocado, and jalapeño. Personally, I like it picante so I add one or two canned chipotles!