Brunswick Stew, Quick-Cooked

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by libragay42

As a southern girl, I love good Brunswick Stew. This is a quick cooking version that can be thrown together in a relatively short time and can be used as a "base" if there are other things you like to add to your stew. The recipe displayed here uses store-bought prepared pork barbecue, however, if you have left-over pork or beef barbecue, use it by all means! TIP: if you have ever used Emeril's "Essence" in any of your cooking, sprinkle the chicken liberally with it before adding to the stew.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat butter in skillet until hot; add the celery and onion. Cook until translucent, about 6 minutes.
  2. Transfer onion mixture to a large dutch oven. Pour in the 2 cans of rotel and arrange the chicken thighs on top. Add the seasonings to your taste at this point; pour in the thawed corn and then add the 3 cans of tomatoes.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce the heat and cook, covered, at a slow boil for approximately 30 minutes. Remove the chicken thighs, set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  4. While chicken is cooling, add the container of barbecue to dutch oven, separating as adding (this particular brand is good, pulled pork barbecue). Stir together thoroughly. Pull the chicken from the bones, shred it up and add to the stew (chicken will most likely not appear completely cooked; it will finish cooking after being put back in the stew).
  5. Stir together again, taste the broth and adjust seasonings to your taste. Cook, covered, for an additional half hour.

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