Sausage and Chicken Cassoulet

Flavorful chicken thighs are perched on top of a sausage, bean and tomato mixture in a French-inspired casserole.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

4
slices bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
6
bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 lb), skin removed if desired
1
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
oz Polish sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2
cans (15 oz each) navy beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove from skillet; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet.
  • 2 Add chicken to skillet; cook over medium-high heat about 4 minutes, turning once, until golden brown. Stir in carrots, onion, thyme, salt and pepper; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken and vegetables are browned. Drain well. Remove chicken from skillet.
  • 3 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, mix sausage, beans, tomatoes, bacon, carrots and onion. Top with chicken thighs; cover with foil.
  • 4 Bake about 45 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest part is cut to bone (180°F) and vegetables are tender.

Expert Tips

Great northern beans can be used instead of the navy beans.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
650mg
650%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
14g
14%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.