Brunswick Stew is a fall time favorite of my family once the temperatures start to get cool!
Imagine it is fall in the deep south. All of the leaves are at peak season, colors of red, yellow, orange, and brown fill the landscape. There is a coolness in the air, with the temperatures dipping into the low 40’s. It is misting raining and you want nothing more than a bowl of warm, delicious soup to hit the spot. That is where this recipe kicks in. There is nothing better on a cool, misty night than a bowl of this smokey goodness. You got to try this recipe for Brunswick Stew!
Brunswick Stew is basically a chicken stew, but with a smokey flavor.
Brunswick Stew is basically a chicken stew, but with a smokey flavor. The history behind it is fascinating. Mention it to a few people from the South and you will find out. Some claim it originated in Brunswick, Georgia which would make sense. Others claim it came from North Carolina and even Virginia. We are not here to debate the origination, we are just simply sharing how we make it.
I like to make mine with left over chicken that I smoked. The smoked chicken gives it a nice smokey flavor. If you do not have any smoked chicken, any chicken will do. You can also grill some chicken to help enhance the flavors.
Check out these two sauces that I prefer to use in my Brunswick Stew (Affiliate links). For this recipe I used the Sticky Finger Carolina Sweet. This was not a sponsored recipe and I purchased the sauces myself.