Early Virginia settlers made this hearty stew recipe with squirrel meat. Our updated version simmers all day in your slow cooker and features chicken and ham.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

25 mins
5 hrs 10 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker place onion. Top with chicken and ham. In a small bowl combine undrained tomatoes, broth, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, thyme, pepper, and hot pepper sauce; pour over chicken and ham.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  • If desired, remove chicken; cool slightly. (Keep lid on the crockery cooker.) Remove meat from chicken bones; cut meat into bite-size pieces. Return chicken to slow cooker; discard bones.

  • Add okra, lima beans, and corn to slow cooker. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Cover and cook 45 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Season to taste with pepper. Pass additional bottled hot pepper sauce.


Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

289 calories; protein 28.7g 57% DV; carbohydrates 25.7g 8% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.6g 19% DV; sugars 7.1g; fat 7.5g 12% DV; saturated fat 2.2g 11% DV; cholesterol 74.8mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 314.5IU 6% DV; vitamin c 20.2mg 34% DV; folate 96.7mcg 24% DV; calcium 105.5mg 11% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 63.4mg 23% DV; potassium 552.1mg 16% DV; sodium 683.3mg 27% DV.