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Early Virginia settlers made this hearty stew with squirrel meat. Better Homes and Gardens updated version simmers all day in your crock pot and features chicken and ham.
- 3 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
- 2 lbs meaty chicken pieces, skinned
- 1 1⁄2 cups diced cooked ham (8 ounces)
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
- 1 (10 ounce) packagefrozen sliced okra (2 cups)
- 1 cup frozen baby lima bean
- 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
- In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart crock pot place onion.
- Top with chicken and ham.
- In a small bowl combine undrained tomatoes, broth, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, pepper, and hot pepper sauce; pour over chicken and ham.
- Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
- If desired, remove chicken; cool slightly.
- (Keep lid on the crockery cooker.) Remove meat from chicken bones; cut meat into bite-size pieces.
- Return chicken to crock pot; discard bones.
- Add okra, lima beans, and corn to crock pot.
- If using low-heat setting turn to high-heat setting.
- Cover and cook 45 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.
- Makes 6 servings.
WOW!!!!! Was this delicious!!! I needed a crock pot recipe for the day and found this one. I put it together the night before in the crock pot dish and put it in the refrigerator over night, then in the morning I put it in the crockpot and turned it on and VOILA, when I came home the house smelled WONDERFUL, and soooo comforting on a cold day. It was the perfect dinner. Thanks for posting!!!!
I also used one onion and added celery in place of okra. Delicious recipe! Thanx, Bev!
This was a great stew! I used cut up chicken breasts and I had to make it without the Okra but it sure didn't take away the great taste of the stew. It's a little hard to find things like here but when I do I'll get some for the next time I make it. Thanks for super little recipe.