Saute onions, green pepper and celery. Boil water in large pot. Add sauteed vegetables. Add tomato paste, tomato sauce and tomatoes. Mix well, While water is on high heat, add carrots, cabbage, corn, cooked chicken and seasonings. Add water to desired consistency.
Cook on medium heat for 1-1/2 hours. Add raw pasta and garlic. Cook an additional 15 minutes.
Serve with French bread.
Because this dish is prepared almost unattended, double or triple recipe in order to freeze for convenient, microwave defrosted meals into the future. Freezes well.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana