Fantastic Cassoulet

Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This simple pot of goodness is one of the most flavor packed, satisfying meals I've had in a long time, and I've enjoyed many... for the simplicity of this meal, it's awesome ~ If you like sausage and chicken, you will love it...try it sometime, and see what I mean...You'll definitely want seconds. :)


Enjoy!


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Serves:

5 - 6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

oil
for browning meat ~ i used olive
8
chicken thigh, i used bone in to keep them from falling apart and skin on for flavor
kosher
salt & pepper
1 lb
smoked sausage, kilebasa, or your favorite sausage - cut into 2 inch pieces ( i used smoked turkey & cheddar sausage )
1 large
onion, chopped
4 clove
garlic,minced
2 can(s)
(15 - 20) ounces ~ white beans - rinsed ( could use any white bean, i used nothern beans
3/4 - 1 c
chicken stock
1 - 15 oz
can, chopped tomatoes with garlic, basil and oregano ( can use plain and add a pinch of spices)
1
bay leaf
1/2 tsp
dried thyme or to taste
1/2 c
dried ~ italian bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Salt & pepper chicken ~ both sides.
2
In a large skillet, over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons oil and brown chicken on both sides for about 5 minutes each - you want a nice color. Remove from pan and set aside.
3
Add more oil to pan if need be and brown your sausage. Set aside with the chicken.
4
In same skillet, brown onions and garlic, make sure you stir and don't burn the garlic.
5
Preheat oven to 300 degree F.

In an oven proof dutch oven, add the chicken, then sausage.

Add onions & garlic next.
6
Pour in tomatoes, thyme, chicken stock, rinsed beans and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and then sprinkle with bread crumbs.

I just sort of tossed everything gently to get some of the crumbs into the juices.

Place a lid over dutch oven and bake for about 1 hr and 45 minutes. Can check it after 1 and 1/2 hours, if the chicken is as tender as you like, go ahead and take from oven. ( I use a cast iron dutch oven, which holds more heat, therefore cooks faster. ) Stir everything together and if not enough juice by all means add a little chicken stock, as it will thicken up as it sets.
7
I served mine with couscous and went perfectly together.

Enjoy! It's delicious!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes, Pork
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American