If you prefer the soup to be 100% Vegetarian, you can substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock. I prefer to serve with toasted sourdough. A swirl of cream will make this look nicer and taste richer.
Preheat oven to 325°F. Season the chicken breasts with salt & pepper, & a sprinkle of chili powder. In a dutch oven or large, oven safe pot, heat oil on Medium High & brown chicken. Approximately 3 minutes each side. Remove chicken & set aside.
With pot still on medium high, throw onion, garlic & jalapeno in & cook for approximately 5 minutes.
Deglaze with 6oz of beer, scraping up all the brown bits from the pan, & drink the rest.
Combine the rest of the ingredients & the rest of the Chili Powder, with the onions, peppers & garlic & place the chicken in. Pour in chicken stock to just cover the chicken, if necessary, & bring to a simmer. Tear up 2-3 corn tortillas & toss into pot.
Cover, & place pot in oven for 2.5 hours or until chicken is fork tender.
Remove chicken from the pot & set aside. Use an immersion blender, or carefully pour braising liquid into a blender & blend until smooth. Taste. Season with Maggi seasoning & pepper to taste.
Plate chicken in a shallow bowl, ladle over a spoonful of sauce, & garnish with cilantro to taste. Serve with corn tortillas.
Slice carrots, celery, & potatoes into bite sized pieces & place into a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Thinly slice garlic, onlion (or shallots), & parsley & add to the vegetation.
Add chicken stock to pot until it just covers the vegetables; if thgere is not enough to cover then add water until covered. Bring to a boil then simmer until carrots & potatoes are fork tender.
In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat & add flour after it has melted. Whisk until smooth & fully combined. Continue to whisk & add 1 can of condensed milk as the roué begins to thicken & boil. Add a second can of milk & allow roué to thicken.
Add your roué & remaining can of milk to the vegetables & allow the new mixture to return to a simmer. Add Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, cooked bacon, & salt & pepper to taste.
Allow the soup to come back to a simmer & allow to simmer about 1 hour on low heat to allow flavors to combine. Serve & enjoy.
Chef’s Note: You can also make this into Clam Chowder by adding 1lb of steamed fresh clams (12 oz canned clams, drained works too) to the soup about 10 minutes before serving. Make it into a chicken corn chowder by adding 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (boiled & shredded) & 1 can whole kernel corn into the soup at the same time as the sauces, bacon, and spice (step 4). If thickness of soup is not to your liking when completed, whisk 1 tsp of cornstarch & 1 tbsp of water together until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add this mixture to the soup & it should thicken immediately. Be aware that the roué will not thicken until it reaches a boiling point.