Anson County Chicken Stew (Crock Pot)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I have just divulged my own county's, my grandmother's, and my mother's most coveted soup recipe. (Lord, help me!) My most wonderful food memories stem from this soup. When I was a little girl, family and friends would gather at my parents house, bringing proportionately larger amounts of the listed ingredients (alas, usually fresh ingredients). Everyone would gather outside around the old iron washpot over a wood fire and prepare this stew with the ingredients they had brought. My mom and dad cooked the stew for hours as everyone visited. The results? Simply perfection. Nothing has ever tasted better to me on a cold Winter day.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken (boiled)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1 (16 ounce) can creamed corn
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can chicken broth (not the condensed kind)
  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of chicken soup, so or 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • salt and pepper, as needed
  • 2 -3 bay leaves
  • 1 pinch basil
  • 12 teaspoon fresh rosemary, snipped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Place all ingredients into crock pot.
  2. Cook on "low" setting for approximately 6 hours.
  3. Serve with saltine crackers and a green salad.


Most Helpful

This is a great cold weather recipe. My friend and roomate loved it. It was easy to prepare. I didn't have the "herbed" cream soup so I used plain cream soup and added a few spices of my own to make up for the flavor and it was still great. I served with saltines and a green salad. I can't wait to try again with the proper herbed soup and see how close I came the first time with my own spices. I might also try sometime with ground beef and serve with cornbread. Shucks.....wish I had some left for lunch today! Thanks for posting.

Smilynn November 18, 2002

Beautiful combination of flavors that had me feeling so cozy and warm. I used roasted chicken thighs and homemade chicken stock. Perfectly seasoned. Enjoyed with a big chunk of warm, crusty bread. Thanks for sharing this special recipe.

ratherbeswimmin' October 04, 2009

This is some tasty stuff! I sauteed my onion in the butter before adding to the crockpot. I also added some celery flakes and diced pimento for color. I did add more than a dash of basil, and the optional rosemary. I used seasoned salt and pepper instead of the regular. I decided at the last minute to add a shredded medium potato to naturally thicken the mixture a bit. Scrumptious! This is total comfort food! And it is so quick to throw together!

Michelle S. September 24, 2009

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