N.E. Ohio Almost, Kinda Brunswick Stew Light

Patty Ward


Well, after having seen many Southern recipes for Brunswick stew with all kinds of added domestic and wild meats, I just tweeked some for our taste. I am using only chicken because then this is kind of healthy-hence the "light" part. LOL
I love my Southern girls, don't get me wrong! I LOVE many Southern dishes and enjoy them with family. Heck my oldest granddaughter is now a resident of Alabama due to marrying perhaps the most handsome man in the entire state - Roll Tide Roll!!
See if you like this kinda, almost, not the same but maybe pretty tasty version!

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30 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


whole chicken, 2 -3 lbs.
1 medium
onion, chopped
celery ribs with tops, chopped
1 Tbsp
mrs. dash original seasoning blend
4-6 medium
potatoes, chopped
2 can(s)
whole kernel corn, drained
2 c
baby lima beans, drained-add your favorite canned beans if you like
1 c
frozen okra or more if you like it.
1 can(s)
creamed corn
1 bottle
small bbq sauce - your choice (i used kc masterpiece)
salt and pepper to taste (start w/ 1tsp each, adjust to your liking )
1 tsp
red pepper flakes - optional


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1Place chicken in large stock pot and cover with water.
add chopped onions, celery and Mrs. Dash, and tsp salt and pepper.

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2Cook chicken over medium heat for about an hour, or until fully done and fall apart tender. Remove chicken and set aside to cool; when cool debone and shred chicken.

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3Add all other ingredients to stock pot and stir well. Add the shredded chicken and
bring to low boil, reduce heat to simmer, stirring often, for about a 1/2 hour, or until potatoes are fully cooked. Taste and adjust your seasonings to your taste; add red pepper flakes at this time if using. Continue to simmer for additional 20 minutes.
Note: For those liking it more spicy, you could "kick it up a notch" with a bit of hot sauce.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy