Chicken Brunswick Stew


4-pound broiler chicken, cut in serving pieces
Salt & Pepper
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green or yellow bell pepper
2 cups chopped peeled fresh or canned plum tomatoes (I used canned diced tomatoes.)
1 cup white wine
2 cups chicken stock or water (I used water)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned) [I used frozen]
1 cup lima beans (fresh or frozen) [I used frozen]
3 tablespoons flour
Biscuits, Rice or Potatoes for serving (optional)

1)  Clean the chicken. Season the chicken with salt, pepper and paprika or your own seasoning. I used Old Bay Seasoning.

2) In a large heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil with the butter over medium high heat. Heat until the mixture is sizzling and just starting to change color.

3) Add the chicken pieces and fry until golden brown on all sides. Remove the chicken pieces with tongs and set aside.

4) Reduce the heat to low and add the onions and bell pepper to the pan. Cook until softened, 8-10 minutes.

5) Raise the heat. Add the tomatoes and their juice, the wine, stock or water, parsley, hot pepper and Worcestershire sauces. Stir and bring to a boil.

6) Return the chicken to the pan, pushing it down in the sauce. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

7) Add the corn and lima beans and mix well. Partly cover and cook 30 minutes more.

8) Pour some of the sauce from the pan into a bowl - enough to make 3/4 cup.

9) In a small bowl, mix the flour with a little water to make a paste.

10) Gradually stir in about 3/4 cup of the hot sauce from the pan.

11) Stir the flour mixture into the stew, and mix well to distribute it evenly.  Cook 5-8 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

12) Check the seasoning. Serve the stew in shallow soup plates or large bowls, with biscuits, rice, or potatoes, if desired.

I served my dish with Jasmine Rice. It was delicious. My kid isn't a big vegetables fan but he loved this meal! When I cook things with recipes I receive from others; I typically make changes to it to better suit my liking or try my own thing. So, far it's been a great success. The only problem with me in the past was I didn't write down all the revisions that I made. So, I wouldn't know how to get something to taste exactly like how I did it before. Lol. Nowadays, I try very hard to remember to write things down as I am doing it! If you try this dish, I hope you like it as well. Let me know how it turned out by commenting below.

I love cooking. So, I am going to start posting recipes of different things I try...every so often. So, you can find them by clicking the "She Cooks" tab above. I also want to encourage other women to cook more for their household. It's cheaper than eating out all the time and healthier than boxed/frozen or fast food meals.

The recipe is found inside: Best of America - Traditional Regional Recipes Cookbook.

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