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Cassoulet-Style Chicken Thighs

February/March 2006, EatingWell Serves Two

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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.



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"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...
Cassoulet-Style Chicken Thighs

21 Reviews for Cassoulet-Style Chicken Thighs

09/21/2014
Anonymous

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.

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09/21/2014
Anonymous

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.

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07/03/2012
Anonymous

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.

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06/01/2010
Anonymous

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.

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04/14/2010
Anonymous

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

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