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New England Bean & Bog Cassoulet

When I moved to New England, I embraced the local cuisine. My cassoulet with baked beans pays tribute to a French classic and to New England in one hearty, heartwarming dish. —Devon Delaney, Westport, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (3-1/2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links, cut into 1/2-in. slices
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 can (28 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) baked beans
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3 day-old croissants, cubed (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a Dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. In batches, brown chicken thighs on both sides; remove from pan, reserving drippings. Add sausage; cook and stir until lightly browned. Remove from pan.
  • In same pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add shallots, rosemary and thyme; cook and stir until shallots are tender, 1-2 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, beans, broth and cranberries. Return chicken and sausage to pan; bring to a boil. Bake, covered, until chicken is tender, 20-25 minutes.
  • Toss croissant pieces with remaining 2 tablespoons oil; sprinkle with lemon pepper. Arrange over chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered, until croissants are golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts
1-3/4 cups: 500 calories, 26g fat (7g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 1050mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 5g fiber), 35g protein.

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