Chicken-and-Brisket Brunswick Stew

Chicken-and-Brisket Brunswick StewRecipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Jan Gautro


Makes 16 cups
Total time: 2 Hours, 40 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 25 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 40 Minutes


2 large onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 tablespoons jarred beef soup base
2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts
1 (28-oz.) can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
1 (12-oz.) package frozen white shoepeg or whole kernel corn
1 (10-oz.) package frozen cream-style corn, thawed
1 (9-oz.) package frozen baby lima beans
1 (12-oz.) bottle chili sauce
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 pound chopped barbecued beef brisket (without sauce)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Hot sauce (optional)


1. Sauté onions and garlic in hot oil in a 7.5-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat 3 to 5 minutes or until tender.

2. Stir together beef soup base and 2 cups water, and add to Dutch oven. Stir in chicken and next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 2 hours.

3. Uncover and shred chicken into large pieces using 2 forks. Stir in brisket and lemon juice. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Serve with hot sauce, if desired.

Note: We tested with Superior Touch Better Than Bouillon Beef Base and Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes.