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Brunswick Stew Recipe

This Brunswick stew recipe is a classic Southern dish filled with pulled pork and chicken, loads of vegetables and seasonings in a tomato-bbq sauce mix.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, one pot, pulled pork, stew
Servings: 6
Calories: 336kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped (use bell peppers for milder)
  • 8 ounces okra chopped (optional)
  • 1 pound potatoes peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 12 ounces lima beans canned is fine
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 30 ounces diced tomatoes 2 cans, or use fresh chopped
  • 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth or use vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce or to taste - Tabasco is great here
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional, for extra heat
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 1 pound pulled pork


  • Heat the oil in a large pot to medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeno peppers, okra and potatoes. Cook for 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Add the lima beans, corn, diced tomatoes, bbq sauce, chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, hot sauce, cayenne, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for at least 20 minutes (or longer, if needed) to let the flavors develop and the vegetables to cook through. You can simmer longer if you'd like. Taste and adjust for salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  • Add the chopped chicken and pulled pork. Simmer for 5 minutes and serve.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 1260mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 5mg