Fantastic Cassoulet

Cassie *


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. :)


★★★★★ 1 vote
5 - 6
20 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


for browning meat ~ i used olive
chicken thigh, i used bone in to keep them from falling apart and skin on for flavor
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
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)
bay leaf
1/2 tsp
dried thyme or to taste
1/2 c
dried ~ italian bread crumbs


1Salt & pepper chicken ~ both sides.
2In 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.
3Add more oil to pan if need be and brown your sausage. Set aside with the chicken.
4In same skillet, brown onions and garlic, make sure you stir and don't burn the garlic.
5Preheat oven to 300 degree F.

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

Add onions & garlic next.
6Pour 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.
7I 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