This recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens. They have a lot of good recipes for slow cookers and tons of great recipes in general.
Dating back to the 1800s, the recipe for this satisfying one-dish meal was originally made with squirrel meat. This up-to-date version uses chicken and ham instead.
3 medium onions, cut into thin wedges
2 pounds meaty chicken pieces, skinned
1 1/2 cups diced cooked ham (8 ounces)
1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 14 ounce can chicken broth
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce
1 10-ounce package frozen sliced okra (2 cups)
1 cup frozen baby lima beans
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
In a 3 1/2- to 4-quart crockery 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 crockery cooker; discard bones.
Add okra, lima beans, and corn to crockery cooker. If using low-heat setting turn to high-heat setting. Cover and cook 45 minutes more or until vegetables are tender. Makes 6 servings.
I can remember sitting at the dinner table and asking what it was that we were eating and my father saying squirrel. Back then you didn't talk back and you had to eat everything on your plate. I think I sat there and cried. I just did not want to eat this little animal.
So yeah, when I fix this stew I can guarantee you that I will be using the chicken and ham. No squirrel will be served at my table. Ewwww! With my luck I would go to the store to buy it and would find a fluffy tail in the package when I got home. They would be able to hear me screaming all the way down in Maumee. LOL
Have a great week!