A friend started a recipe group on Facebook. She wants fast and easy recipes. Fast and easy I do all the time. Recipes for fast and easy? Not my thing. It usually takes longer to explain how to do it than to cook the entire meal.
While this soup isn't exactly "fast and easy" it is quick and moderately painless. Go ahead and use thighs or even whole chicken if you want. Use dry or fresh spices. Use any peppers you have.
Yes, it is mild. Add more peppers if you want it hotter. Or leave some seeds in. Milder, use a couple bell peppers.
Don't want to use beer? Just use another 12 oz of chicken broth just watch your seasonings because it might get salty.