Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
2-4 chicken breasts, cubed and coated with 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, diced, 2 1/2 ounces
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped, about 4 ounces
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoons onion powder
1 pound ham, cubed
1/2 pound smoked sausage, in bite-size pieces
15 ounce can diced tomatoes
2 14-ounce cans beef broth
3 cups water
1 chicken bouillon cube
Heat the butter in a large soup kettle; brown the chicken in the butter. Remove and set aside.
Sauté the onion, celery, green pepper and garlic in the kettle until tender, adding a little oil if necessary.
Add the ham and sausage; sauté a few minutes.
Add all remaining ingredients except the chicken; bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer 20 minutes.
Add the chicken and heat through.