Quick Brunswick Stew (Ready in 20 minutes)

Quick Brunswick Stew – ready in 20 minutes! Pulled pork, chicken, lima beans, corn, chicken broth, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce – throw everything in the pot, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. SO delicious! We made this two weeks in a row. We couldn’t get enough of it! YUM!

Quick Brunswick Stew - ready in 20 minutes! Pulled pork, chicken, lima beans, corn, chicken broth, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce - throw in the pot, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. SO delicious! We made this two weeks in a row. We couldn't get enough of it! YUM!

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The BEST Brunswick Stew Recipe

This Quick Brunswick Stew is on repeat at our house. I’ve made this stew twice in the last month. We absolutely love it. It is a great way to use up any leftover BBQ and cooked chicken. The best thing about this recipe is that it can be ready in about 20 minutes. Whip up some cornbread and you have comfort food at its best! This stew is great leftover as well. We ate it for dinner and lunch a couple of days. It is just as delicious reheated.

Quick Brunswick Stew - ready in 20 minutes! Pulled pork, chicken, lima beans, corn, chicken broth, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce - throw in the pot, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. SO delicious! We made this two weeks in a row. We couldn't get enough of it! YUM!

How to Make Brunswick Stew

This stew is super easy to make. In a large pot or Dutch oven, combine diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, BBQ sauce, pulled pork, chopped cooked chicken, corn, lima beans, cayenne, and chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer until warm.

Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Make sure you enjoy the BBQ sauce that you use in this Brunswick stew. It really adds a lot of flavors, so you want to make sure you like it.
  • Just for reference, I used a bottle of Williamson Bros BBQ Sauce (it is the best). You can get it here–> http://amzn.to/2xpto7I
  • I bought some pulled pork and BBQ sauce from my favorite BBQ joint for this recipe.
  • I also make this with Kirkland Pulled Pork from Costco and it is AMAZING! It might be better than your BBQ joint!
  • I used half of a rotisserie chicken in this recipe. If you don’t have a rotisserie chicken, you will need 2 to 3 cups of chopped cooked chicken.
  • Can Brunswick Stew be made in the crockpot? Yes! Just dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook until warm.
  • If making this in the slow cooker, you can substitute 2 chicken breasts for the cooked chicken. Shred the chicken before serving the stew.
  • Can Brunswick Stew be made in the Instant Pot? Yes! I haven’t tried this in the Instant Pot, but it should work just fine. Since everything is already cooked and you are just heating the stew up, I suggest a 5 minute cook time on High Pressure.
  • Can Brunswick Stew be frozen? Yes! You can freeze the soup for a quick meal later. Thaw and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
  • One note on reheating the stew. You might have to add a little chicken broth to the leftovers. The broth kind of gets absorbed by the veggies and meat as it sits in the fridge.
Quick Brunswick Stew - ready in 20 minutes! Pulled pork, chicken, lima beans, corn, chicken broth, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce - throw in the pot, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. SO delicious! We made this two weeks in a row. We couldn't get enough of it! YUM!

What to Serve with Brunswick Stew

This is a hearty soup. You don’t need a lot of side dishes to go with it. We usually serve this with a salad and some cornbread or rolls. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this yummy pork stew:

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Quick Brunswick Stew

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Quick Brunswick Stew – ready in 20 minutes! Pulled pork, chicken, lima beans, corn, chicken broth, BBQ sauce, tomato sauce – throw everything in the pot, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes. SO delicious! We made this two weeks in a row. We couldn't get enough of it! YUM!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8o-z) can tomato sauce
  • cups BBQ Sauce
  • 2 to 3 cups chicken broth
  • cups frozen corn
  • cups frozen lima beans
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 12 oz cooked chicken chopped (1/2 rotisserie chicken – or 2 chicken breasts)
  • 1 pound pulled pork

Instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to a Dutch oven or large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Notes:

  • Make sure you enjoy the BBQ sauce that you use in this Brunswick stew. It really adds a lot of flavors, so you want to make sure you like it.
  • Just for reference, I used a bottle of Williamson Bros BBQ Sauce (it is the best). You can get it here–> http://amzn.to/2xpto7I
  • I bought some pulled pork and BBQ sauce from my favorite BBQ joint for this recipe.
  • I also make this with Kirkland Pulled Pork from Costco and it is AMAZING! It might be better than your BBQ joint!
  • I used half of a rotisserie chicken in this recipe. If you don’t have a rotisserie chicken, you will need 2 to 3 cups of chopped cooked chicken.
  • To make this in the slow cooker, dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook until warm.
  • If making this in the slow cooker, you can substitute 2 chicken breasts for the cooked chicken. Shred the chicken before serving the stew.
  • I haven’t tried this in the Instant Pot, but it should work just fine. Since everything is already cooked and you are just heating the stew up, I suggest a 5 minute cook time on High Pressure.
  • You can freeze the soup for a quick meal later. Thaw and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.
  • One note on reheating the stew. You might have to add a little chicken broth to the leftovers. The broth kind of gets absorbed by the veggies and meat as it sits in the fridge.

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  1. This New Brunswick Stew is delicious! I was not real sure about it because I’ve never had it before, but so glad I tried it. Everybody that has tried it absolutely loves it! I should have known it would be good coming from Plain Chicken!

  2. This is one of those recipes you don't think sounds (or looks) too good, but, oh mama, it is delicious. Thanks.

  3. I made this yesterday and it is delicious! Before starting, I added a little oil and fried a medium chopped onion then did everything else as recipe calls. I used 3 cups of chicken broth and also added a can of diced potatoes. Won't be sorry in trying this recipe as with many of Plain Chicken's other recipes. Love your site. Thanks!!!

  4. I made this for supper, and used onions instead of corn (allergy). It was quick, easy, and really good – ad it made a lot – y neighbor liked it too ! Thank you !

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