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Sunday, February 24, 2013

Chicken Vegetable Noodle Soup #SundaySupper

Warm.  Flavorful.  Kick of spice.  Comforting.

For those of you that have had Brunswick Stew know exactly what I am talking about!

Brunswick Stew can only be found in my home town (from what I have found anyways) and seems to only be sold from church fundraisers!  Everyone I know stocks their entire deep freezer up with this stuff when it is being sold to hold on to through the rest of the year.

While living in Jacksonville, this is one of the things I missed the most.  I got sick twice while there and craved for this stew so bad!  I couldn't find it anywhere!  So the moment I moved back..low and behold...my grandma had some in her freezer she pulled out for me :)

All better!

For those that know me, unless it is soup from Olive Garden or Brunswick Stew, I am not a soup lover at all!


I found out an easy and fast way to make Brunswick Stew!  Better yet...I found a way to make the "stew" into "soup"!

Woohoo!  No more waiting until December!  Which was fantastic because I got sick this past weekend and needed this!


Usually it doesn't have noodles...but I LOVE pasta and want noodles in almost everything I make haha.

Here's the recipe :)

2 tbsp olive oil
1 large chopped onion
1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
2 medium cooked chicken breasts (cut into chunks)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 small bag lima beans
1 can drained corn
1 can green beans (optional)
8 oz. boiled elbow noodles (optional)
1/2 c ketchup
tomato juice

Start off by sauteing onion in olive oil in a huge pot over medium high heat until they are translucent.

Add tomatoes, chicken, cayenne pepper, and lima beans.  Cook for 2 minutes on medium heat then reduce to simmer for about 25 minutes.

Add yellow corn, ketchup, and cooked noodles (if desired).  Add tomato juice to desired thickness.

Heat another 5 minutes.

Serve and feel better :)

P.S.  There may be a lot of Chicken Vegetable Noodle Soup left..but don't fret!  It is freezable!  Just put them in Glad containers and stick in the freezer.  Pull out on a cold night when you are sick or don't want to cook, stick in the microwave, and voila!  Homemade soup in a jiffy!

The #SundaySupper family will be digging out their stock pots and slow cookers to serve up these amazing soups:

Do The Chicken Dance (chicken {or other poultry} soups)

Where’s The Beef (Beef Soups)

Pass The Pork. Please (Pork or Sausage Soups)

Under The Sea (Seafood Soups)

Eat Your Veggies (Chock Full o’ Vegetables Soups)

Some Don’t Like It Hot (Chilled Soups)

Of course once you have seen all of the recipes for the day, you’ll not want to miss our  #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday

We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. This week we will be sharing out special soup recipes!

Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun.

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Join us Around the Family Table this Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time and share your favorite soup, stew, chowder or bisque recipes with us!


  1. I´ve heard of brunswick stew but never paid much attention. But this soup sounds fantastic, and so comforting!

  2. Love your soup bowl! This does sound like it would be very comforting.

  3. I'm curious why this dish isn't more widely known. It looks delicious!

    1. I don't know either :( It's the best I have ever had! It must be a southern thing. If you ever find any though...you should definitely try it!

  4. Church fundraisers have the best food! Your soup looks wonderful too.

  5. I've never heard of this dish but I love chicken and noodles, plus the addition of vegetables makes it sound wonderful!

  6. I also have never tried Brunswick Stew, but this sounds great! Also a perfect way to "sneak" in those veggies like lima beans and I'm with you on pasta in everything ;-)

  7. There is nothing wrong with adding noodles, I do that a lot! My boys aren't huge soup fans, and when we have it, they will leave behind all of the wonderful broth. Seems like a waste. But if I add noodles, those noodles absorb the broth and flavor, so less is wasted :) It also makes the soup even more filling!

    1. that's a great idea! My little girl loves any type of noodle and is becoming a picky eater...so adding pasta is helpful :)

  8. Sounds like a delicious soup! ~ Bea @ Galactosemia in PDX

  9. Nice and spicy soup! It does look a lot different than the brunswick stew I've had around here (Metro Atlanta). Then again, it varies depending on your area.

    1. Yes sometimes it is a little spicy. Mine looks a little different than the normal stew because I added noodles and more juice to make it more like a soup than stew. With this recipe though, you can make it thick like the real stuff :)

  10. I pasta belongs in everything too haha. I'd eat it everyday if I could! Love this! Brunswick Stew is one of my favorite winter dishes so I know that I'd love this!

  11. This makes me think of the one I made for work last week, so yummy!

  12. I just love soup. . like you said. . so warm and comforting. . your soup looks great! Bravo!

  13. I have never heard of Brunswick Stew but it sure looks good

    1. Sometimes in the grocery section at Wal Mart they have containers of it. It's not as yummy as the homemade kind but it would be great to try if you ever see it :)

  14. I've never tasted Brunswick stew, but it sounds yummy! Today is another good soup day...wish spring would come!!!

    1. I am right there with you! Bring on spring time!!

  15. This is a lovely soup and I really like the cup you used. It's adorable.

  16. This is chock-full of so many goodies, it sounds delicious, comforting, and filling. Lovely!