Classic cassoulet recipes can take days to make and of course contain rashers of duck, smoked meats and the like. This version keeps it simple and not quite so rich with one skillet, healthier ingredients like low-fat kielbasa, and just 45 minutes to prepare. Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Put 1/2 cup beans in a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add the remaining beans and set aside.

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  • Toss breadcrumbs with 1 tablespoon oil in a small bowl. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring often, until golden and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add chicken in a single layer and cook until browned, turning once, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.

  • Add onion and garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add rosemary, thyme and pepper and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine, increase heat to high and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits, until the wine has reduced by about half, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth, water, kielbasa, the reserved beans and chicken; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Top with the toasted breadcrumbs and parsley.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor into coarse crumbs. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; 13.3 g total fat; 2.9 g saturated fat; 67 mg cholesterol; 802 mg sodium. 650 mg potassium; 39.6 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 29.6 g protein; 149 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mg vitamin c; 133 mcg folate; 102 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 37 mg magnesium;

Reviews (22)

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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2017
Really liked this one. Great the next day. Will make this one again and again. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2014
My FAMILY Loved this! I opted out for the water and just used 1 cup of chicken broth and the wine of course. Totally easy and delish! I was nervous about my picky spoiled family and they gobbled it up totally! nothing was left. Very successful dish. Made it ahead of time and it sat in the fridge for the day then I just heated it up. Thick and wonderful. Adding to my rotation! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/22/2014
Delicious. Two things I did that took care of the too liquidy problem: substituted a can of condensed Bean with Bacon Soup for one of the cans of beans (great suggestion that made it thicker and added flavor so you don't need to increase any of the herbs/spices) and left out the 1/2 cup water. Let the last section simmer an extra 3 or 4 minutes and it's thick and perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2012
Utterly delish and so healthy! Made it without the sausage and the breadcrumbs and it was still wonderful. Added some chopped up kale. Smashing some of the beans into the broth is what makes it saucy. I have recommended to a number of people and it always gets rave reviews. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was comfort food extraordinaire! I used some bone-in skin on chicken thighs I got on sale. I de-skinned them and just let them cook for about 15 minutes in the final step. Then we were able to take the meat off the bones. The flavor of the recipe is well-layered. This is going in the regular rotation for sure! tt AZ Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I added a small smoke ham hock and it gave it and amazing flavor. Maelob Enfield CT Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
we LOVE this recipe!! i used 1tsp. of the spices and all i had was thighs with bone and skin. i took off the skin and browned the meat. followed the rest of the recipe and finished the chicken off in the sauce. i had a bag of spinach i had to use and added that on top at the end. gave it some color and tasted great!! will make and recommend this alot!!! made my house smell...AWESOME!!!! julie Spokane WA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This recipe was just blah. The sauce is so runny that it just seperates on a plate. Usually you add kielbasa to anything and its good. This one you can skip. Karen Westchester IL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is a keeper in my books it was easy to make very filling. It was a good combination of flavors. Would make it again.. cathy Anaheim CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I really loved this recipe. This was my first recipe off E.W. and my whole family enjoyed it very much. I used chicken breasts instead thighs to make it even more healthy for you but the other people are right. Use lots of spice and let it boil down some more so it isn't as soupy. This one is going on my recipe cd. Anonymous Forest VA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Easy & delicious!! Penelope Easy & delicious!! Penelope Selinsgrove PA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Hi All! I thought the taste was great. I love northern beans and thyme. But I have to admit there was a little too much liquid. I also could have done without the breadcrumbs because I had to precook them and then shift them to another plate (one more thing to wash). Do NOT use store bought breadcrumbs. They are too herbal and sweet. Add a veggie to the side like asparagus. Northern NJ Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is a great dish but needs a little extra spice also I let it simmer with lid off for a bit before returning the chicken or it's too soupy. Anonymous Stevensville MI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Very tasty--a nice winter dish. I found the spices too subtle. I doubled the thyme and rosemary and honestly would triple or quadruple them next time. It definitely needs a bright veggie with it since it's lots of tan and brown. Anonymous New York NY Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I have made this recipe three times 2006/2007 winter. Always a hit as it is so WARMING during cold weather. I use ONE 15-oz can of white beans and ONE 11.25-oz can of condensed Bean with Bacon Soup undiluted any brand. Soup complexes the flavor further and saves mashing the white beans. Also I use only one clove of garlic per family preference. Anonymous Cedar Key No Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
A wonderful winter dish! Love the heart-friendly bean component. Would add a bit more spices for more flavor and keep the 6 cloves of garlic. Will make it for a couples night after a nice green salad! Anonymous Wilton CT Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This dish is incredibly easy and loaded with flavor. My husband absolutely clamors for it. This will be in our regular rotation for quite a while. Anonymous Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Perfect for dinner after a day of playing in the snow. I'll make this again! Anonymous Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Quick easy tastes great. Can't ask for more. Anonymous Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this over the weekend. I used chicken thighs with the bone in I also put everything in the crock pot. I skined the chicken and browned them. I also browned the turkey keilbas to give it color. I put the beans and onion and garlic in crock pot while i browning the meat. Added the sausge next and the chicken thighs. It cooked on low for about 5 hrs. I removed the chicken thighs let then cool and shreded the meat and returned it to the pot very delicluous a in ga Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
We found this recipe very delicious and satisfying. I did make a few adjustments. My wife says I'm incapable of following a recipe to the letter. She may be right. I used Member's Mark poblano chicken sausage from Sam's Club in lieu of the kielbasi. I used all fresh herbs; crushed the garlic instead of chopping; used canneloni beans and simmered for about 4 hours before serving. We've added it to our family cookbook. We belong to a dinner club and will suggest this as an entree in the near future. Thanks EatingWell. I'm eager to try the other recipes too! I meant to photograph the dish for my website before serving but it smelled so good that I couldn't wait to tuck in! Next time I promise to get a shot on my site. Bill Fields Hermann MO www.2soaringhearts.com Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was an impulse make when at 6:00 pm I was searching for something for dinner. All the ingredients are staples in our house even turkey kielbasa which my son especially adores. This went together so fast and I served it over smashed potatoes with peas on the side (I know 2 starches oh well). Since kielbasa comes in 14oz packages I used the whole package (what was I going to do with the pesky leftover 6 ounces?) and only used one can of beans. If I had a bigger crowd I would have done both cans of beans. Tons of flavor and the potatoes soaked up the sauce. My husband suggested I make it again and the kids enjoyed it too. Read More