If you are looking for a meal that will remind you of home, friends, and family. Then this is a recipe that you will want to add to you collection.
In South Carolina during the 1700s and into the early 1900s rice was a staple cash crop in the coastal areas. During this time South Carolina was the largest rice producer in the USA. Today most of the Rice Field are used for Game Management and Plantation homes but, there still are some Rice Plantations in Darlington County that are continuing the rice harvesting tradition.
Chicken Bog is a dish that is closely related to a Chicken Perlo. One key difference and that is where the Bog part of the name comes into play. You see, Chicken Bog is a very moist dish where as Perlo is normally a dryer dish. In addition to that, Chicken Bog is loaded with Chicken and Sausage that makes this almost a stew like meal.
This is a recipe that has been around Conway and Loris for decades. They even have a Chicken Bog contest in Loris, SC every year called the Loris Bog-off. I remember this dish as a staple for church potlucks, family reunions and other social get togethers. Even today this is one of the most requested meals we get for catering events. But most of my fondest memories about Chicken Bog is from eating it at the hunting camp during lunch. All of us would gather back a camp for lunch and someone would always have a big pot of chicken bog for everyone to enjoy. Normally you can spend about $15.00 bucks and feed a large group and have plenty for leftovers. I remember sitting around the table and listen to all the old stories while enjoying a plate of Chicken Bog.