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Brunswick stew is a classic Southern dish featuring meat, chopped bell pepper, lima beans, and corn in a tomato base. Developed in 19th-century Virginia, this stew originally included squirrel meat (we opt here for chicken). This version uses flour to give the stew body and features garlic bread on the side. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs.

Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Recipe by Cooking Light October 2007

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Leigh Ann Ross

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Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup stew and 1 slice bread)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add bell pepper, onion, and celery to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add oil to pan. Combine flour and chicken in a medium bowl, tossing to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Gradually stir in broth; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thick, stirring constantly. Add tomato paste and next 5 ingredients (through lima beans) to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

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  • Rub bread slices with cut sides of garlic; discard garlic. Serve bread with stew.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

319 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 9.2g; saturated fat 2.2g; mono fat 3.5g; poly fat 2.6g; protein 22.4g; carbohydrates 38g; fiber 5.8g; cholesterol 50mg; iron 3.2mg; sodium 596mg; calcium 58mg.
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