Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

4 Mar
Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

I’d be lying if I didn’t say the past two weeks have been a bit of a challenge. It all started out with me taking a spill while ice skating with my daughter. I truly thought I just jammed my shoulder, but an x-ray two days later confirmed a break. Broke the neck of the humerus clean through, I did. The next day, my husband went in for hernia surgery (a double!) then a week after that Mohs surgery to remove cancer from his nose. Thank God for generous friends to donate their time (and cooking!) while we got back on our feet, so to speak.

I’m just in a sling (no surgery required) but I’m basically one-armed (again). Once I felt stable enough to heft out the crock pot with one hand, I was able to throw this meal together. Many thanks to my friend Mollie at The Frugal Hausfrau for the inspiration! Since I have no ability to chop anything fresh, much of this came from cans or frozen bags, but feel free to substitute with fresh. The Trader Joe’s potatoes were seasoned with oregano and thyme, so if you add fresh potatoes, add in about a 1/2 teaspoon of each of those with them.

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

1 pound boneless skinless chicken (breast or thighs)
1 14.5 ounce can stewed tomatoes with liquid
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with liquid
1 cup frozen lima beans
1/2 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen roasted potatoes with bell pepper and onion (I used Trader Joe’s)
2 cups homemade or low sodium chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 or 4 shakes Tobasco sauce
Ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons spicy barbecue sauce (I used Stubb’s Spicy)

Add all ingredients to a slow cooker, and stir to combine. Cook on low 8 hours or high 4 to 6, depending on your cooker. When done, shred chicken with a fork in the pot, then serve.

p.s. This is my third fracture of the body in as many years. My friends are recommending a body bubble wrap. πŸ˜‰

p.s.s. We are headed to Austin and thereabouts for a 10-day vacation for a visit with family and friends, and heading smack dab into South by Southwest (SXSW), the county’s largest film and music festival. What better way to spend time while recuperating?

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60 Responses to “Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew”

  1. FrugalHausfrau March 4, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    Oh my gosh, I’m glad everyone is recuperating! Holy cow that’s a lot! But I hafta say I love love love that you did this in the crockpot! As I was making it I was tempted to try the crockpot or you know what…the instant pot! And now that I’ve had the original, I’m looking forward to trying the herbs & seasonings!

    Have a safe and wonderful trip, and be careful!!

    I had a chance to go skiing with some people a couple weeks ago, but am so glad I declined…It’s been about 15 years since I’ve skied and I was afraid I might fall, and if I did, afraid I might never get back up again!!

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  2. FrugalHausfrau March 4, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    ps – has your Doc recommended a bone density test?

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  3. Tasty Eats Ronit Penso March 4, 2018 at 9:23 am #

    Best wishes for speedy recovery to you both. I’m amazed by your ability to cook with one hand! The stew looks delicious. πŸ™‚

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  4. D. Wallace Peach March 4, 2018 at 9:30 am #

    Oh no, Kathryn. I hope you aren’t in a lot of pain. We don’t have any ice here – maybe that’s a good thing after all. Let everyone pamper you and try to enjoy the downtime. At least you’ll be all set and back to normal for spring. ❀ And thanks for the recipe. Sounds wonderful. πŸ™‚

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  5. Mad Dog March 4, 2018 at 9:39 am #

    Wow, I don’t envy you – I hope you get better soon. That’s quite a handy emergency recipe – useful for your predicament or when snowed in (something quite real in Britain this week).

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 4, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

      I heard about that Beast from the East! Keep warm!


      • Mad Dog March 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

        Thanks, though it disappeared yesterday and the temperature went up 10ΒΊC today!

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  6. Adam J. Holland March 4, 2018 at 9:40 am #

    And that, my friend, is one reason I live a sedentary lifestyle. But seriously, sometimes when it rains, it pours. Hope all of Y’all heal quickly. Meantime, I’m living vicariously through you and other wonderful cooks who are nice enough to post online. This looks delicious!

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 4, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

      Thank you so much Adam. You’ve had your share of woes for a lifetime! And I don;t mind at all you reposting your recipes, I missed quite a few before hooking up with you!


  7. Jodi March 4, 2018 at 11:23 am #

    Oh Dear Kathryn! You have been through the ringer! Happy healing on a wonderful vacation! This stew looks delish too!

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  8. chef mimi March 4, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    Oh my. So so sorry.

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  9. Rachel March 4, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

    Oh my goodness, you poor thing! You and the fam are in my thoughts. Speedy recovery for all! Your stew looks super nourishing.

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  10. A_Boleyn March 4, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    So sorry about to hear about your shoulder. Follow doctor’s orders and don’t overdo things. I hope your husband’s recovery from the hernia surgery goes well as well as that from the cancer removal. All the best to you both.

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  11. Gerlinde March 4, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    Oh boy, you poor thing, when it rains it rains. Wishing you and your husband a speedy recovery and a wonderful vacation.

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  12. March 5, 2018 at 6:10 am #

    Oh my Kathryn – I’m so sorry to hear about your fall – ouch and then some! I’m not sure I could function with only one hand! Looks like you made a great recipe especially since the weatherman is predicting more snow. Perfect timing for a vacation to get a little R&R πŸ™‚

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  13. lulu March 5, 2018 at 6:50 am #

    The good news is no surgery. Take good care….both of you.

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  14. Elaine @ foodbod March 5, 2018 at 8:47 am #

    Sounds VERY challenging πŸ˜• enjoy the trip and I hope everyone is well soon x

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  15. fromthefamilytable March 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    Woman of Steel! Hefting a crockpot and typing a great post with a broken arm. Get well and enjoy Austin.

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  16. StefanGourmet March 5, 2018 at 11:08 pm #

    The bubble wrap sounds like a good idea. It may also be wise to check your calcium. I had never heard of Brunswick stew. To me it would be a crime to make this with breast rather than thighs.

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  17. Lynz Real Cooking March 6, 2018 at 8:55 am #

    I am glad you are ok KR! Yes friends are amazing!

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  18. Karina Pinella March 6, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

    I hope your body mends well at Austin. By the sound of it, you might even forget about it. Have fun!

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  19. Teagan R. Geneviene March 7, 2018 at 10:22 am #

    Horsefeathers, Kathryn! I am so sorry to hear all that, particularly about your shoulder. When I (went head first down my frong [brick] stairs) got an extra bad sprained ankle, they told me that it would have healed faster if I had broken it… That’s small consolation, but I’m sharing it as hope for a speedy recovery.
    Yes, you were blessed and lucky to have people helping you.
    This stew sounds marvelous. If you can make it one handed, then maybe, just maybe I can do it with two. LOL, no promises. These days (years) I’m as inept with cooking as you were on the ice rink. Be well. Hugs.

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  20. Debbie Spivey March 7, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    You’re pulling at my heartstrings, Kathryn! Love me some good old fashioned Brunswick Stew! It’s a staple where I am from, especially served with NC BBQ!

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  21. Karen March 13, 2018 at 11:15 am #

    You poor thing, I can’t believe what has been happening. Enjoy recuperating and I’ll enjoy a bit of your stew.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 20, 2018 at 8:05 am #

      Thank you so much Karen! Sorry for the late reply, finally back online after a much needed vacation. πŸ™‚


      • Karen March 20, 2018 at 8:11 am #

        Hearing from you at anytime makes me smile. I hope your vacation was lovely.

        Liked by 1 person

      • anotherfoodieblogger March 20, 2018 at 8:13 am #

        Awww, and that made me smile too. Yes, we got a lot accomplished with family business in the first half then had a blast enjoying the sights, sounds, and food of Austin the second.

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  22. Sheryl March 24, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

    Whew, broken bones are no fun. I hope that you are well on the road to recovery. The stew looks wonderful.

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    • anotherfoodieblogger March 25, 2018 at 7:35 am #

      Thank you Sheryl! The splint is now off and the bone is healing on schedule. πŸ™‚


  23. anotherfoodieblogger March 9, 2018 at 7:44 am #

    Thanks for the link-up!



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