In large soup pot or kettle, combine first 8 ingredients; cover and simmer approximately 45 minutes (until chicken is tender). Remove chicken, if needed, to determine the need for more water. You'll need at least a quart. Discard skin and bones; cut meat into small chunks. In another large pot, heat oil over medium heat and add next 7 ingredients; simmering until tender. Remove from heat and stir in flour. Stir in broth, chicken and tomatoes (with juice) and cayenne pepper. Boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer about 1 hour. Serves 8-10. Sprinkle with croutons, if desired. This makes a wonderful winter time dinner! Variation: Add sausage brats with the chicken.