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

How to Make Fantastic Cassoulet


  • 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!

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About Fantastic Cassoulet

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