Brunswick stew is a hearty combination of chicken and vegetables. Bake a batch of cornbread so you can savor every last comforting drop.
2 quarts water
1 (3 1/2-pound) whole chicken, cut up
1 (15-ounce) can baby lima beans, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can baby lima beans, undrained
2 (28-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 (16-ounce) package frozen baby lima beans
3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 (15-ounce) cans cream-style corn
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons hot sauce
How to Make It
Bring 2 quarts water and chicken to a boil in a Dutch oven; reduce heat, and simmer 40 minutes or until tender. Remove chicken, and set aside. Reserve 3 cups broth in Dutch oven. (Reserve remaining broth for other uses.)
Pour canned lima beans and liquid through a wire-mesh strainer into Dutch oven, reserving beans; add tomato to Dutch oven.
Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook, stirring often, 40 minutes or until liquid is reduced by one-third.
Skin, bone, and shred chicken. Mash reserved beans with a potato masher.
Add chicken, mashed and frozen beans, potato, and onion to Dutch oven. Cook over low heat, stirring often, 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Stir in corn and remaining ingredients; cook over low heat, stirring often, 1 hour.
I made this stew yesterday and slow cooked in my crock pot. Turned out wonderful. The only change I made was that I added some Tennessee BBQ sauce a friend gave me from Kingsport TN. Awesome addition. Will definitely make this again. Oh, I used splenda instead of real sugar too. Hubby never knew the difference.
Excellent! I'll make a half recipe this weekend for a small Super Bowl gathering. First a few alterations I've discovered that I will stick with. When the large (3 - 4 lb) packages of boneless skinless chicken thighs are on sale, I use it. I also pulse the canned lima beans in the food processor. Both are time savers. Then I dump everything into the slow cooker up to the canned creamed corn, butter and sugar (we serve the hot sauce as a condiment) and cook on slow for 6 hours. Then add the corn, butter, S & P and sugar to taste, and cook for another 2 hours or so. I also have added a pint of Carolina BBQ pork at this point. Warning - this recipe makes a powerful lot of stew... enough to feed 12 hungry adults. I've also halved it and it still made enough for 4 adults with leftovers.
As with most good slow cooker recipes, this recipe is labor intensive at the beginning. But well worth the efforts. It always -- always -- gets rave reviews and requests for the recipe. It's a keeper!
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