24 May 2013

* Slow Cooker Chicken Brunswick Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Brunswick Stew Recipe
Finally, I've had another success with my slow cooker!

The dog looked on in desperation as we cleared our plates (this time)- the poor thing actually starts to get excited when I pull the slow cooker down off the top of the fridge. She's so sure that whatever is going in it, is going to end up in her - whilst Neil and I eat fried egg sandwiches... again.

NOT this time!

Okay. So. It's not exactly a very original recipe, and it was designed to go in a slow cooker... which makes me feel like I'm cheating somehow (don't ask me why. I don't know why!!!)... but it was lush. Very. I'm not normally a huge fan of chicken thigh meat that has been cooked in any sort of liquid because the texture differs from dry cooked thighs, and can be almost rubbery...

NOT this time!

The meat was melt-in-the-mouth GAWJUS. Even if I do say so myself.

The original recipe called for almost twice as much sweetcorn and beans, but I wanted a chicken stew with veg in it. Not a veg stew with chicken in it. It also required flour, but quite frankly I figured it would thicken up enough when cooked, without any additional help, so I left that out too. It worked. I have super powers.

Amazingly, I did NOT stuff a wodge of spinach into this one, because I didn't have any. GASP!

I make no promises for the next one though.

Me and spinach... we is in a rel-AY-shun-SHIP.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Brunswick Stew Recipe

Serves 3 - 4

Prep time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 6 - 8 hours
Total time - 6 1/2 to 8 1/2 hours

You will need
A slow cooker/crock pot

1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 chicken stock/bouillon cube (gluten free if you have it)
6 skinless chicken thighs - bone in
1 lb/450g baby new potatoes - unpeeled - halved
1 onion - chopped
18 fl oz/500ml tomato passata
1 tbsp  Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
5oz/140g frozen sweetcorn - defrosted
5oz/140g frozen edamame beans/soya beans OR lima beans - defrosted

  • Place the chicken, potatoes and onion in the slow cooker - sprinkle over all of the herbs, salt, pepper and stock/bouillon cube.
  • Pour the tomato passata and Worcestershire sauce over the top of the chicken and vegetables. Give it all a very gentle stir.
  • Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.
  • Add the sweetcorn and beans, cover and cook for a further 30 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from the slow cooker with a slotted spoon and gently remove the meat from the bone. It should just slide off. 
  • Cut the chicken into large pieces and return to the pot (discard the chicken bones).
  • Serve with thick slices of home made bread to sop up the sauce.

Slow Cooker Chicken Brunswick Stew Recipe

Adapted from Betty Crocker at Betty's Kitchen


  1. This looks heavenly! I can't wait to try it!

    1. Thanks, Kelly - I hope you enjoy it if you do ;-)

  2. It looks ohwwwwwsome ..lol

    This looks really delicious, Abbe - the kinda dish that makes me go, "I want more! I want more!"

    1. Thanks, Sharon! I was chuffed to bits that it was actually edible once it was cooked ;-) xx

  3. Looks great and very legit. Good call less vegetables :)

    Your poor pup.

  4. Your dog must be bad like mine! Mine stole a whole chicken off the counter a few weeks back. :P

    This looks absolutely delicious. You really can't beat a slow cooker meal sometimes!

    1. Thanks, Amanda! I'm still getting used to using the slow cooker, I needed something to go right because I was seriously contemplating chucking it over the back fence ;-)

  5. what is the amount of stock in "1 chicken stock/bouillon cube" as listed in ingredients?

    1. There is NO STOCK AMOUNT to accompany the stock cube, anon! In the first part of the method, the stock cube is crumbled straight onto the chicken et al, in the slow cooker. It's used purely for flavour, rather than as diluted stock :)

  6. Hi, Abbe! This looks terrific! This stew is great anytime of the year -- especially on these cold winter days...Have a fun weekend!

  7. What a tasty and flavorful stew! Love the sage, rosemary and thyme! Happy New Year Abbe!

    1. Thanks, MJ! Happy New Year to you as well, my lovely xx


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