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We spend a lot of time with family and friends in the summer months. Since winters here in Wisconsin are so brutal and cold, we have to cram a lot into just a few short months so we often have large outdoor gatherings. We’ll trade off on hosting and do a pot luck type meal. My husband’s aunt wanted to do something new and different one year, so she hosted a Farmer’s Dinner. Her husband built a large table to fit the entire family and she grabbed dishes from thrift stores and anywhere else she could find some. She set tablecloths across the table, set the table with mismatched dishes and ?used mason jars for wildflower vases as centerpieces. Everyone was required to bring a dish made from fresh ingredients from their gardens.
My aunt in law?made a Hobo Stew in a huge pot over the campfire and unknowingly started a tradition. Now, each and every summer the family gathers in her backyard for Hobo Stew. She starts it in the early morning and lets it simmer over the fire all day long until dinnertime. It’s absolutely delicious and one of the things that I look most forward to in the summertime.
This summer has been so busy for everyone and we haven’t had our annual dose of Hobo Stew, so I thought I’d make my own version for my family. I heard that Sam’s Club now carries a six pack of Swanson Chicken Broth so I thought that would be the perfect base for some Hobo Stew with Chicken & Veggies. I found these packages in the dry food aisles, near the freezer section. You can find more #SwansonSummer inspiration here and?Campbell’s Swanson Kitchen is full of great recipes too!
Alright, so let’s get back to my recipe! In addition to?Swanson Chicken Broth, you’re going to need some chicken, cooked thoroughly ahead of time and lots of veggies. I used what I had on hand and in the garden, but the wonderful thing about Hobo Stew is that you can pretty much add whatever you want to it.?I grabbed some green and white onions, beans and carrots from the garden. Then cut up some celery and potatoes and grabbed some frozen corn from the freezer.
This batch of Hobo Stew fed my family of 7 so double, triple or quadruple the ingredients depending on your crowd.
- 2.5 lbs fresh chicken breasts
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 3 – 32oz containers of Swanson Chicken Broth
- 1 cup white onion, sliced
- 1 cup green onion, diced
- 1 cup green beans, sliced, 1 cup carrots, diced
- 2 cups potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 2 tsp each of salt and pepper
- 1 tsp each of Oregano, Basil, Thyme and Garlic
Cut each chicken breast into 2 inch strips to cook them faster. Place in large pan and cook over medium heat until cooked through. While the chicken is cooking, dice the celery. Once chicken is cooked, cut into 1 inch pieces.
In a large pot, combine chicken, celery and??3 – 32oz containers of Swanson Chicken Broth and all of the spices. Cover and simmer for 3-4 hours.
Cut the rest of your vegetables and add them into the pot after 3-4 hours. Simmer an additional 3-4 hours and serve with bread.
What are you cooking up this summer with?Swanson Chicken Broth?