Chicken Booyah

Preparation info
  • Serves

    12 to 16

    • Difficulty


Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

The name is a lot less mysterious than it sounds. Since “booyah” is a dialect rendering of bouillon, our soup-stew is really a form of chicken bouillon. There are as many variations as soup makers, but this particular version dates from the 1880s in Fox River Valley. Quantities have been scaled down from the usual one-hundred-gallon cookers favored by Booyah Kings and their Pretenders.