Quick Chicken Cassoulet
Russell Ito combined leftover roast chicken with a few basic ingredients and came up with an easily assembled chicken and white bean stew. If you don't have leftover cooked chicken, buy roast chicken at a supermarket or deli.
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- Calories: 294
- Calories from fat: 37%
- Protein: 24g
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated fat: 2.1g
- Carbohydrate: 24g
- Fiber: 5.2g
- Sodium: 866mg
- Cholesterol: 51mg
- 1 cup fresh or dried bread crumbs
- 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/3 cup minced shallots
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
- 1 carrot (about 4 oz.), peeled and diced (1/4 in.)
- 2 cans (15 oz. each) small white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup 1-inch chunks cooked chicken (see note above)
- 8 ounces cooked chicken or duck sausages, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
- 1 can (14 oz.) diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
- 1 dried whole bay leaf
- 1/2 cup fat-skimmed chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1. In a bowl, mix bread crumbs and 2 tablespoons oil until well combined.
- 2. Pour remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil into a 3-quart ovenproof pan over medium heat. When hot, add shallots, garlic, and carrot and stir occasionally until carrot is tender, about 7 minutes. Add beans, chicken, sausages, tomatoes, herbes de Provence, bay leaf, chicken broth, salt, and pepper; stir until well combined.
- 3. Cover and bake in a 350° regular or convection oven until beans are hot, about 30 minutes; uncover and sprinkle top evenly with bread-crumb mixture. Bake until top is browned and edges are bubbling, about 20 minutes longer.
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