Slow Cooker New Brunswick Stew
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
A hearty, comforting stew!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 - boneless pork chops
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 1 - cup(s) BBQ sauce
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) corn
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) lima beans
  • 2 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open the can of crushed tomatoes, corn and lima or butter beans. Drain the corn and beans.
  2. Chop the onion.
  3. To the slow cooker, add the chicken thighs, pork chops, chopped onion, minced garlic, BBQ sauce, crushed tomatoes, corn, beans and chicken stock. Add a little salt and pepper. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Once finished cooking, use 2 forks and shred the chicken and pork chops into the stew.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Warm the dinner rolls.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker New Brunswick Stew with salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Chop 2 onions.
  2. Open 2 cans of crushed tomatoes. Open and drain 2 cans of corn and 2 cans of lima or butter beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 4 pork chops
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 - 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can corn
  • 1 - 15 oz. can lima or butter beans
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into slow cooker and cooking on low for 8 hours.

Special notes

If the chicken stock doesn’t fit into your baggie, add a note to the label to include it at the time of cooking.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker New Brunswick Stew

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. Add chicken stock, if you did not already. Shred the chicken and pork into the stew, after it has cooked.
Serve with salad and dinner rolls.