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fantastic cassoulet

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cassie *
Somewhere, PA

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!

(1 rating)
yield 5 - 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For fantastic cassoulet

  • 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 lg
    onion, chopped
  • 4 clove
  • 2 can
    (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

How To Make fantastic cassoulet

  • 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!