Traditional Brunswick Stew


This recipe has been in my family for many years, ever since we moved to Georgia over 30 years ago. It consists of chicken and salt pork with potatoes, beans, and other vegetables. It's both hearty and delicious.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
12 servings


  • 4 ounces diced salt pork

  • 2 pounds chicken parts

  • 8 cups water

  • 3 potatoes, cubed

  • 3 onions, chopped

  • 1 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 cups canned whole kernel corn

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen lima beans

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the salt pork, chicken and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

  2. Remove chicken and allow to cool until easy to handle. Remove meat and discard the skin and bones. Chop meat into bite size pieces and return to the soup.

  3. Add the potatoes, onions, tomatoes, corn, lima beans, Worcestershire sauce, salt and ground black pepper. Stir well and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
17g Fat
26g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 496mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 21mg 105%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 702mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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