3ounces boned chicken breasts(cut into 1/2" strips)
6stripsbacon cut into 1" pieces
2tablespoons canola oil
4cups chicken broth
6chopped plum tomatoes
1/2cup corn kernels preferably cut from the cob
1 1/2cupsokra cut into 1/2 " pieces
1chopped green bell pepper
1/3cup uncooked rice
1teaspoonhot pepper sauce
1 teaspoonblack pepper
In a large pot, fry the bacon. Remove the bacon and set aside. Add the oil to the bacon drippings that are in the pot. Dredge the chicken in flour and brown them in the pot.
This may have to be done in several batches. Pour the chicken broth over browned chicken and boil. Add all remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Taste and season before serving. You may add the bacon to the soup, if desired. Serves 8.