Chicken Brunswick Stew

Total Time:
2 hr
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 (2 1/2-pound) fryer chicken
  • Water
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, sweetened with 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, available in grocery store
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Celery salt
  • Cooked rice, as accompaniment
Directions

In a large pot, place the chicken and enough water to cover chicken and bring to a boil. Cook chicken until meat falls off the bone, approximately 45 minutes. Drain the chicken and reserve 2 cups of stock. Remove the skin and bones and chop meat.

In a separate pot, mix the chicken and remaining ingredients. Simmer slowly for 30 minutes, stirring often to prevent sticking. Add a little bit of the stock if the stew becomes too thick. Serve stew over steamed rice.


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Very tasty my family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Actually, I liked the recipe.For me, the sweet combination of chicken, and barbeque/ tomato base with hint of sugar provides a lovely stew. I have a weak spot for a beautiful ham. I added 2 lbs, Cooking it to almost burnt edges, shredding it along with 2 lbs of cooked shredded chicken Increasing the amount of tomato by adding another 15 oz. of crushed tomatoes. Adding lightly sauteed sweet onion (three small with bag of frozen baby Limas and using frozen Picsweet cream corn (both cooked almost to done in microwave before adding them to stew mixture Perfectly shredded meat, with vegetables that still offer a little firmness with each bite (no limp wimp veggies here thanks in a slightly sweet with smoky flavor Brunswick stew. Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one was a miss. For real Brunswick Stew, you need to add just a little hot sauce, and lima beans. Some people use potatoes. I have used them and I have left them out. Most people in the south put pork in it. I boil a few porkchops and use them, and just a little of the broth, but not much because it will make the stew greasy. The key is vinegar, not barbecue sauce. A vinegar based barbecue sauce would work but don't add too much. Leave off the celery salt, and I've never heard of eating it over rice, but I guess you could. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not even close to right. Add small-diced potatoes, FROZEN corn and Lima beans, chicken (use leftover turkey and/or pork, or any small game you can shoot - grill if you want and BBQ it if you want. Skip the sugar, ketchup, creamed corn. I typically don't add additional BBQ sauce, but it depends on what you like. This recipe is nauseating. Way to sweet and no Lima beans or potatoes. The combination of tomatoes, corn and Lima beans is the classic combination. This is great cooked in the crock pot or kept warm on the stove (or wood stove if winter if you think you could lose power . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Who could give this any thing other than a 5?I made this in the crock pot, let it cook 6 hours on low.My family loved it! Thanks again Food Network! item not reviewed by moderator and published
As always, Paula you're the greatest! I love you and your food. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty and easy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great barbecue recipe for those of us who don't eat pork (or beef). I omit the sugar as we have a diabetic in the house and it is still very good. I also don't use a sweet BBQ sauce - a hickory smoked type works best. I like to add a can of whole kernel corn as well as the cream style corn and let it simmer for an hour or so on low heat to avoid sticking. This is one of my family's favorites and it's very easy to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was not gross but it wasn't great either. Matter of fact I wouldn't even say it's that good. One of the other reviews was right on when they stated it tasted like a plate of ketchup and bbq sauce. I used the Paula Dean Classic BBQ sauce and ALL of the ingredients mentioned. NOT a win in my opinion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OK i did try this but I added my own little flare to it. I used turkey breast (had one in the freeze that needed to be used). I cooked it in the crock pot over night and it just fell off the bone. instead of cream corn I used whole kernel corn, can diced potatoes, sweet peas, lima beans and hominy (and strain each can before putting it in the pot). I also added chopped garlic and used 2 tablespoons of both liquid smoke and worcestershire sauce. and instead of ketchup I used 1/2 can of tomato paste. Don't be afraid to use extra salt, pepper and celery salt. I let it cook on high in the crock pot for a few hours then turned it down to low for a few more. finally turning it on warm. I served it w/ some sweet corn bread and it was a HUGE hit.. This turned out amazing and better then a lot of restaurants I have eaten in. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out really good, but I changed the ingredients a little. See below: 3 boneless chicken breasts (boiled 3 cups chicken stock (from above 1 (28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 (15.25-ounce cans whole kernel corn 2 (15.25-ounce cans diced potatoes 1 (15.25-ounce can sweet peas 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (Paula's Classic BBQ 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, available in grocery store 1 teaspoon onion salt 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce item not reviewed by moderator and published
If this was supposed to have a certain kind of BBQ sauce, why don't they specify that? Before I even made it I was changing the recipe to leave out the sugar and add vinegar. I used a bit more worcestershire too as the ketchup and Sweet Baby Ray's was over poweringly sweet. Probably won't make this again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Where to start? Too sweet in general with all that sugar and ooh, the barbeque sauce, yuck. And no lima beans? Lima beans are a very important, crucial ingredient. I like it with just chicken, bone in, canned tomatoes, corn kernals, preferably fresh from the cob (Never creamed corn - again double yuck), a box of frozen lima beans, some onion, chopped fresh hot pepper (or dried pepper flakes), a bell pepper, chopped, and for seasoning, a bay leaf and salt and black pepper. It is delicious and fresh tasting that way. And better for you. And some cubed potatoes you want. Plainer the better. This is country cooking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would skip the 1/3 cup of sugar. Otherwise, it would of been really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from South Carolina and have tried numerous unauthentic recipes. This one suffers from the typical problem - the wrong kind of BBQ sauce. The key to real Brunswick stew is to use Carolina vinegar-based BBQ sauce, NOT thick, red tomato based sauce. Bull's Eye make a bottled sauce called "Carolina Style" and it works beautifully. Use a roasted chicken (shredded), corn, carrots, okra, beans, 1/2 can roasted tomatoes, garlic, ginger, Worchestershire sauce, molasses, 1/2 can Campbells' Tomato soup (undiluted), and 1 to 2 cups of the Carolina BBQ Sauce. Then enjoy the "real thing" ! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We made this with grilled chicken, steak, and pork and it was great. Left out the added sugar since bbq sauce and ketchup already has sugar. Since we don't eat rice, we added a can of great northern white beans. Yummy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tho this is good,,,, the people who live in brunwick county Va. know the real deal.You must taste the stew cooked at the world championship stew cook off, held the 2nd week end in Oct. in Brunwick County ,Va. then you know you have tasted the original. and the BEST. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is just like I remembered it from my childhood. The previous review has got it right, you have to use a vinegar southern style barbecue sauce to get this right. I used my own for the stew and it makes all the difference. Very tasty recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't want to speak for Paula and I have not seen her make this, but I think I figured out what is wrong.... and it is us, not her. Paula is a southern gal. For some reason we all assumed BBQ sauce meant tomato based, midwestern style BBQ sauce, including those of us in the South. I tried this recipe and was extremely disgusted by the results. I questioned 1 tablespoon of vinegar... didn't seem to be enough. I came here to see the reviews and when I saw that someone added their leftover pulled pork and it turned out fine, I broke out laughing. There's a huge difference between tomato based BBQ and southern vinegar / hot sauce BBQ. That's why so many here were saying it was too sweet, too much ketchup, too much BBQ,not hot enough, no kick, etc. If using the southern style vinegar based bbq, you need the sugar and only one tablespoon of vinegar with the ketchup to balance it all out. Using the Southern bbq also means the hot / kick is already in it. That also would explain why you need a little bit of liquid smoke. Try it again using the southern vinegar based bbq sauce and it will be just right! I made a huge pot again with this one change and it is divine! Also, thanks to the guy that suggested mashing one of the cans of lima beans. That really helped with the thickening and texture. (Still giggling that so many of us Southerners missed the bbq reference) item not reviewed by moderator and published
For someone who lives so close to Brunswick I expected something a lot better. It's not bad, it's actually pretty okay, but this is not real Brunswick stew. Its just a weak recipe, if I wanted bad shortcuts I'd watch Sandra Lee. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you want a GOOd recipe for Brunswick stew, check out the Clonial Williamsburg cookbook. Takes a little longer to make, but the flavors are OUTSTANDING!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this stew. I add a package of mixed veggies and some rice. Tastes fine to me!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SORRY PAULA...This recipe was AWFUL :( Made it exactly like the recipe in the Lady and Sons cookbook (looks like the same recipe on this site). It tasted like I heated up BBQ sauce and put it over rice....was WAY too sweet. I think the sauce would be great on a steak sandwich (either shredded or cut super thin). item not reviewed by moderator and published
i don't know who on here doesn't like this, but you are crazy! I added the veggies I wanted, like Green beans, and regular corn...but back on the BBQ sauce, and it was great! You don't always have to make it exactly as the recipe states....put in it what you would want in a stew!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I chose this recipe because it was easy to make,but it was a big disappointment. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sorry Paula. This one missed the boat. Was nothing like what was served for years in Athens by Poss' or Zeb Dean BBQ in Danielsville.... Perhaps you can track down the original recipe from Poss' with connections around UGA.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Ok I gave it 5 stars, not as written, but with a few changes. Pork instead of chicken, and leave out the sugar and celery salt. Just before you go to bed the night before, put in a 3lb pork roast (pork butt, shoulder.....) in your crockpot, fat side up, throw in a couple of bay leaves. Don't add any liquid and set the crockpot to LOW. In the morning there will be about 2 cups of liquid and pork you can shred. Remember to take out the bayleaves. Add 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes, I use Recipe Ready diced tomatoes 1 (16-ounce) can creamed corn 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup barbecue sauce 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, available in grocery store 1 onion, chopped (use a sweet onion) 1 tablespoon vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce NOTE: Use good brands, the better the ingredients you add the better your stew will come out. Add this all along with the cooked meat in your crock pot and cook on LOW for 6 hours. If you go to work 8 is ok but I find it might be over cooked a bit. This is a sweet and savory stew, So the salt and sweet mix to make it yummy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I normally enjoy Paula Deen's recipes, but this one is just plain weird. Soupy and sloppy, overpowering taste of smoke and not enough interesting things to eat (maybe it needed veggies or something). Truly a "yuck" recipe for my whole family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made a lot of Paula's recipes and this is the first disappointment. It was too sweet. Even with the sugar left out it tasted like bbq chicken soup. This should not be called brunswick stew. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was horrible!!!!! I tried to add to it to make it taste better but NOTHING helped, I had to through out all of it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe tastes good, but doesn't really taste like Brunswick stew. Maybe it should be called "Barbecue Chicken Soup." item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hmmm, If I don't have any thing nice to say, don't say anything at all. Isn't that what we have been taught? Well this was not at all what I would say was good. We ate it, but I will not be making this again. Paula! I love you, why oh why did you do this to me??? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is such a good filling meal and a good one for the cold weather! item not reviewed by moderator and published
While i am a huge fan of chicken, i found this to taste a bit better with chuck roast; cooked per directions as with the chicken, and used one small can (14oz) of crm corn (that was all i had). Otherwise, it was fantastic as recipie stated, too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been making Paula's recipe for Chicken Brunswick stew for over 2 years now. It's truly filling and wonderful. I've even made it my own by adding some chopped spicy sausage and serving it with warm corn bread. Definitely one of Paula's best southern meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good to use as a base for the stew, but missing a number of ingredients I remember from growing up in the south. Also, a little sweet for me, should be more spicy and even a little hot. Maybe just my personal taste, but it needs Limas, Okra and some black eyed peas to round it out. I know it's shown to be chicken, but I think the addition of a little pork would enhance the dish somewhat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I enjoyed this stew the first night, but couldn't finish the leftovers. Tomato and BBQ base was a bit overpowering. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first time making brunswick stew and it couldn't have been easier! This is very inexpensive to make since you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. (I had never purchased liquid smoke before-it was only 90 cents!) Thanks Paula for another great recipe! My kids even loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was good but not what I remember as a kid. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well, another fantastic recipe from Paula! I always frequent a popular BBQ restaraunt near my home with my fiance', and order their Brunswick stew every time. I finally decided to go online to find a recipe so that I can make it at home. I absolutely love cooking..especially soups from scratch in the winter (there is always some big stewpot in the fridge!). Without thinking twice, I immeadiately went to Paula, since if anyone knows anything about southern cooking, it's her! After looking at all of the reviews, and noticing that the only complaint was the sweetness, I simply modified it a little by omitting the sugar, subbing creamed corn for regular corn, and replacing the ketchup with more BBQ sauce, and added potatoes for the starch. It turned out perfect..maybe even better thaan the restaraunt(I won't mention names, haha!) This soup will be a constant in my fridge for a while! Thank's again Paula for another fabulous recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first brunswick stew I have ever tasted, and I wasn't terribly impressed. Usually, I really like Paula's recipes, but this one tasted like a Sandra Lee "70% store-bought, 30% homemade" dish. When I was making it, I thought to myself, "this is a lot of ketchup," so I checked the recipe to make sure I had the correct measurements. Well, my gut instinct was right, it was WAY too much ketchup. It tasted like ketchup soup. Sorry Paula, this was a (rare) recipe that I didn't enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best stew I have ever had thank you Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had this at my mom's house over Christmas and it sounded just ok. But, when I tasted it, I couldn't believe how much flavor it packed. My goodness ... it was just wonderful!!! What a great stew! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was by far the most disappointing Paula Deen recipe I have ever made. The ketchup and barbeque sauce was overwhelming. Even the smell made it difficult to even want to taste. I tried adding a LOT of the chicken broth but nothing helped. I might as well have mixed up some chicken in a bowl of ketchup! EWW! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an excellent recipe. Make sure you add a few diced potatoes, green beans, and baby limas. I didn't do the liquid smoke, my bbq sauce had it. Good job Paula item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this to a group of girlfriends last night, and they couldn't stop talking about it. I left out the sugar, used a roasted chicken I bought at the store, omitted the liquid smoke, and added 2 tsp. of BBQ seasoning. Then, I threw it in the crock-pot on high for about 2 hours. It was delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have just moved to the south and I have never had Brunswick stew. I made this last night. Very good indeed! I agree with everyone who said it was too sweet. I had mine with brown rice, while my boyfriend had his with pasta. Believe it or not, the pasta worked well with this stew. It really cut the sweetness. I plan on making this again, but cutting the sugar and possibly using less ketchup. I may add more corn or some other veggie. I'm from Indiana and I can never get enough corn. This stew is perfect for a chilly night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a side dish for my 4th of July Cookout. It was a hit! Everyone loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
On a scale of one to five, I'D GIVE THIS AT LEAST A 8!! My gang really enjoyed this! Thanks, Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
When my husband saw the recipe was Paula's, the first thing he asked was, "Where's the butter??!" The hardest part of this dish is deboning the chicken and that isn't hard, it's just messy. This reheats great and freezes nicely! Thank You Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It really was not all that bad but all I tasted was the barbecue sauce. It was not a stew it was a hurry up sloppy joe. Thanks but no thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read all the reviews and made adjustments accordingly, e.g. leaving out the sugar since many people said it was too sweet, adding lima beans, etc. But the stew was still too sweet and overall just lacked depth of flavor, even the next day. I'm a fairly accomplished cook who loves to make soups and stews, and I'm always on the lookout for good quick recipes that taste like they took all day to make. Unfortunately, this isn't one of them. I like Paula Deen and occasionally watch her show, but this is only the second recipe of hers I've tried, and like the first, am baffled by the glowing reviews. Will keep looking for a Brunswick Stew recipe I like. This one was worth a try and certainly not inedible, but I won't make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is absolutely delicious. I had nevere made any Brunswick Stew recipes and this one is so very easy. I have really enjoyed it and definitely plan on making it quite often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was okay. My family wasn't that impressed. It tasted like you poured a bottle of Hickery smoked BBQ sauce over chicken and rice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good, of course. My husband and thought it had tons of flavor. I served it over rice and it was very filling. It serves a lot of people. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I adore this recipe. I make it at least once a month, but I do leave out the 1/3 cup sugar. I also add in any leftover Eastern North Carolina style barbeque I may have on hand. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe last night & thought it was delicious! (So did my family) I added some mixed veggies & cut back a little on the ketchup & barbecue sauce (about half of what was recommended). Everything else I followed exactly. Thank you Paula for a great recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It makes a mediocre BBQ sauce, but a soup? No, not really. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with turkey breast meat. I cooked a turkey breast in an oven bag and made stock from the turkey juice. Also, I used a box of frozen corn, a box of frozen lima beans and 4 diced new potatos instead of the creamed corn. I also didn't add any sugar. The results were a lower fat lower sugar version of the original recipe which still tastes great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recepie was great. It was even better the next day. The other thing is that it was easy to fix. Prep Time is minimal and most of the prep is done while wating for the chicken to boil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I first had this kind of barbecue brunswick stew at a restaurant called "Smokey Bones." It totally blew me away! Sort of like chili, but with a hint of barbecue. Well, after searching food network and the internet, it looked like Paula's recipe would be the closest to what I had. This recipe is good, but it needs some tweaking in my opinion to be better. I agree with one post that said it just tasted like chicken dunked in barbecue sauce. I think depending on the kind of barbecue sauce you use, will depend on how you have to tweak the recipe. I used Bullseye, which is pretty strong in flavor. I had to use a whole can of chicken broth to cut through the overwhelming barbecue flavor. I also added cayenne pepper for more kick. I think if I would have had a can of chilli beans, that would have been a nice addition also. I didn't use the full amount of sugar called for, but just a pinch. I think the chicken broth was the biggest helper in making this a better recipe. Not only did it enhance the flavor, but it thinned the broth out too, which I personally like a thinner broth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent. Served it with brown rice. My husband and I loved it. Would make a great dish to serve company. Very easy to fix. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I use a roasted chicken from the grocery, so this is a quick and tasty meal that is ready in seconds! A big hit, but must be served with Paula's coleslaw. I could eat a whole pot of it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! This dish is fantastic. I added extra chicken stock (about an extra 2 cups), 3 small potatoes (diced small), and adjusted my seasonings to accommodate the potatoes soaking a lot of the taste up. This dish would also been wonderful w/ smoked sausage added too. My husband said this reminds him of catfish stew but with chicken. Another true 'gem' Paula. Thanks for sharing your delicious dishes with all of us. Love ya girl. Grannyspitfire item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS IS A DOWN HOME RECIPE THAT EVERYONE WILL RAVE ABOUT, PAULA, YOU DID IT AGAIN!! THANKS TO YOU, MY FAMILY IS ENJOYING SOMETHING NEWAND TASTY EVERY NIGHT!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow is this sweet! To sweet for me. I like the idea of a tomato based chicken stew, but this is just over the top in sweetness. It tastes like BBQ sauce with chicken in it. If I was going to make it again I would omit the sugar but I doubt if it will be a repeat at my table. item not reviewed by moderator and published
awesome, thank you, I really needed a new recipe for chicken. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe for Brunswick stew. Being from GA I know brunswick stew, although it did need its fair share of salt and hotsauce to really make it stand-out item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic meal. I used some leftover chicken from the day before and placed over egg noodles. WOW. Absolutely terrific. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this was the most disgusting thing to cook and look at when I saw Paula make it on TV. My husband talked me into making it. I am so glad he did. My 5 year old and I made this easy and quick dish. My whole family of six ate this up like candy. I did not put ketchup or the sugar my dish. That Paula sure does have a sweet tooth. I did put mine of spaghetti instead of rice. YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A very tasty recipe!!! Usually my husband is not fond of barbecue, but he really liked this dish and went for the second helping! I highly recommend this!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This stew was quick and easy to make, but it was way too sweet. The next time, I'll reduce the amount of ketchup and/or BBQ sauce and will eliminate the sugar. I'll also try using whole corn and diced tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
As usual Paula's has handed out another winner. We loved this one.I left out the sugar and didn't add the liquid smoke,I used hickory smoked B.B.Q sauce and it made it smokey enough.Thought it may have had a bit to much liquid. Next time I will only had one cup of chicken broth. I felt it could have used an other can of corn it seemed to be lacking in color. I added parsley before serving on top of a bed of rice, which I cooked with some of the left over chicken broth. The flavor was great, all my clients loved it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is very tasty. We subtracted sugar and used half the ketchup also. We decided to use grilled chicken breasts and included 2 red potatoes and 2 carrots partially boiled before cooking. In addition, we added some of our homemade chile powder (from Alton Brown)that really made the dish memorable. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was good. I left out the liquid smoke, beacuse my B-que sauce was already very smoky. Will make again item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everyone in my family !loved! this one, which is very rare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is definitely different from your average beef stew. This was wonderful. I also a few variations to mine. In addition to all of the ingredients, I added a small potatoe, diced into small pieces, and a bag of frozen butter beans. In place of the sugar, I added 2 packs of sub.sweetner. This was perfect on this cold, cold night!! Thanks, Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have loved all of Paula's recipes so far but found this to be too sweet. I left out the sugar and reduced the amount of ketchup as suggested by other reviews and still sound it to be to sweet. Maybe it was my choice of BBQ sauce. Sorry Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This stew was really good, although I don't know about the BBQ sauce being put it. It may be a little too sweet for my taste. You just have to eat rice or bread with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my family and what a hit! Everyone loved it and can't wait for me to make it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very tasty and very easy to make. I did find it to be a little on the sweet side, though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so delicious! I altered the recipe just a bit by leaving out the 1/3 cup sugar w/the tomatoes, and reducing the catsup to 1/2 cup....it had just the right touch of sweetness. (My homemade bar-b-que sauce is made with brown sugar, so that was sweetness enough.) This recipe makes a lot, especially for two people, but the left-overs are making for great lunches! Keeps getting better and better! A KEEPER!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hubby saw Paul make this on TV and went to the computer to copy it down. I looked at it and said "YUK". It didn't sound good to me at all. All the while we were preparing it I wasn't enthused, feeling I was wasting a bunch of good ingredients (chicken and tomato base has never been a favorite of mine). But WOW!!! What a huge surprise. It's FANTASTIC!!! My 89 year old dad loved it too!! We kept it on low most of the afternoon and the flavors worked together beautifully! Can't say enough about this recipe!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
What can I say!!! I am originally from Georgia and this is an absolutely fabulous Brunswick stew recipe!!!! Short and simple and very very good!! Thank you Paula!!! And my family (who are redneck to the bone) thank you also!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
While reading some of the reviews I noticed some of the people here complained about the use of sugar\ catsup and bbq sauce.... In truth this recipe is very close to the original one use years ago during the depression era. It would stretch along ways, feed several and generally some leftovers at a low cost (during those times) Paula done a quick version of an old time classic and well needed dish during the depression era. Brought back memories to me of my mother making something she had to live through, thanks Paula for the memories, as well as the rib sticken' eats.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was easy to prepare, and very tasty. I used left over chicken and added lima beans and about a cup of diced potatoes. Add also added some canned chicken broth to thin it out a little. Next time I will cut back on the sugar and BBQ sauce just a bit. Overall, this was delicious and I'll definitely prepare it again! Thanks Paula! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a wonderful homey stew. I didn't add any extra sugar and it turned out fine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so good and so easy to prepare. I did change a few things....I only used a half cup of ketchup and a little more bbq sauce than was called for. I also omitted the sugar all together, and it was still fantastic. I personally see no reason to add sugar to this recipe, the ketchup and other flavors blend really well w/out it. I will be making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasted great item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have used this recipe several times and have enjoyed it greatly. We are stew lovers and I had always made a very complicated, expensive version. Paula's is simply and just as tasty as any I have ever had. I did use Hickory Smoke Barbecue sauce and left off the liquid smoke. I have also used other variations, adding diced potatoes or green lima beans. This recipe is a keeper for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easiest Brunswick Stew ever, but I do add 2 cups of finely diced potatoes and increase liquid. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Paula prepare this dish on her show, and it looked so scrumptious and easy to prepare, that I immediately tried it, and my husband could not stop raving about it. He usually tells me the meal was good, but, when he just keeps on about something, I know it's good. The first meal, I served it with rice. With the leftovers, I served it spaghetti. That was equally good. By the way, this is my husband's E-mail address, so I registered his name, but, I am Barbara. Although my husband enjoys the foodnetwork, also, I am the one who fixes the dishes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent,excellent, excellent!! I make it all the time now and everyone LOVES it! They ask me to make them stew!! It is a great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This stew was good, but if you do not like the idea of a tomato-based stew you will not like it! Very flavorful. I would make sure to not add as much sugar as it calls for, due to the ketchup. Also, next time I would not add as much ketchup; maybe substitute more bbq sauce or tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and I really enjoy this menu they even ask for second and in this house is very odd... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This woman knows how to cook. Every recipe of her's that I have tried has been a family favorite. I also love to watch her show. She is my very favorite on the Food Channel. Love and best wishes to you Paula. item not reviewed by moderator and published
you might want to add some more spices to your liking. Almost everyone that had this wanted the recipe. It was very easy. I also doubled the amount of chicken. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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