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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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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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; protein 29.6g; carbohydrates 39.6g; dietary fiber 9.9g; sugars 6.1g; fat 13.3g; saturated fat 2.9g; cholesterol 67.2mg; vitamin a iu 148.6IU; vitamin c 7.1mg; folate 132.6mcg; calcium 102.3mg; iron 3.2mg; magnesium 37.5mg; potassium 650.3mg; sodium 801.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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