Chock-full of vegetables, chicken and ham, this hefty soup-like recipe from Dianna Wissinger in Lawrenceburg, Indiana packs its own heat on chilly days! It's a real Southern classic, she says.
Tip: Heat up extra cream-style corn for a side dish with dinner.
Festivals in North Carolina wouldn't be the same without this popular stew. A thick hearty blend of meats, vegetables and seasonings in a savory tomato-based broth, it's a special main dish for a crowd.—Judi Brinegar, Liberty, North Carolina
In Galax, Virginia, Ila Alderman relies on chili powder to spice up this hearty stew brimming with chicken and fresh-tasting veggies. Since it simmers in a slow cooker all day, it's wonderful to have it ready when you walk in the door.
Tired of more traditional beef stews? Give this recipe a try. Featuring chicken and beans, it's tasty, unique and chock-full of goodness, too.—Bean Education and Awareness Network, Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Everyone will warm up to this hearty stew after a long day of sledding, skiing or other fun activities in the frosty outdoors. Use leftover or rotisserie chicken to keep the preparation easy.—Patty Stremsterfer, Pleasant Plains, Illinois
The fragrant aroma of this dish will have your family gathering in the kitchen before it's done. And, it's so easy to do. Place the ingredients in a Dutch oven and bake! —Veronica Gantley, Norfolk, Virginia