Brunswick Stew for Your Crock Pot

Total Time
10hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 hrs

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart crock pot place onion.
  2. Top with chicken and ham.
  3. In a small bowl combine undrained tomatoes, broth, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, pepper, and hot pepper sauce; pour over chicken and ham.
  4. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  5. If desired, remove chicken; cool slightly.
  6. (Keep lid on the crockery cooker.) Remove meat from chicken bones; cut meat into bite-size pieces.
  7. Return chicken to crock pot; discard bones.
  8. Add okra, lima beans, and corn to crock pot.
  9. If using low-heat setting turn to high-heat setting.
  10. Cover and cook 45 minutes more or until vegetables are tender.
  11. Makes 6 servings.
Most Helpful

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!!!!

Virginia Chandler February 03, 2004

I also used one onion and added celery in place of okra. Delicious recipe! Thanx, Bev!

M. Joan January 14, 2004

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.

Chuck in Killbuck January 14, 2004