Crock Pot Sausage & Chicken Cassoulet

Hearty, comforting and delicious, Crock Pot Sausage & Chicken Cassoulet is an easy version of the classic French dish.

Crock Pot Sausage and Chicken Cassoulet

Cassoulet is a French dish, slow-cooked with white beans and an assortment of meats and is named for the earthenware pot it’s traditionally cooked in, the cassole.

My version contains smoked sausage and chicken and is made in the slow cooker.


Crock Pot Sausage and Chicken Cassoulet

This Crock Pot Sausage & Chicken Cassoulet is another family favorite that I’ve adapted from Southern Living’s Slow-Cooker Cookbook.

I’ve tweaked the ingredients and have added chicken to lighten it up a bit and also since my son has yet to acquire a taste for smoked sausage.

Crock Pot Sausage and Chicken Cassoulet

Crock Pot Sausage & Chicken Cassoulet is a quick and easy dinner, that I love to throw in the crock pot in the morning, when I’m expecting guests for dinner, but am not sure when we’ll be sitting down to eat. It’s perfect for when my parents and in-laws are coming to visit; it simmers away all day in the slow cooker, making my house smell so delicious, and can be kept warm for hours.

I always get raves every time I make this Crockpot Sausage & Chicken Cassoulet, all three kids love it too. It is so good, how can you go wrong with anything containing smoked sausage? Yum!

Crockpot Sausage & Chicken Cassoulet

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Hearty, comforting and delicious, Crock Pot Sausage & Chicken Cassoulet is an easy version of the classic French dish.

Ingredients

  • • 1 ½ lbs boneless chicken thighs
  • • 1 (14 oz) package smoked sausage, sliced into ¼ thick rounds
  • • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • • 2 (15.5 oz) cans cannellini beans, undrained
  • • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • • 1 teaspoon salt
  • • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • • 1 cup chicken broth
  • • freshly grated Parmesan cheese for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Trim fat from chicken thighs and place in 6 quart slow cooker.
  2. Add smoked sausage, onion, carrots, garlic, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, thyme, salt and pepper to slow cooker.
  3. Pour chicken broth over mixture in slow cooker.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW heat for 8 hours or until chicken and vegetables are tender.
  5. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken from slow cooker and place on cutting board.
  6. Shred chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker, stir to combine.
  7. Serve and top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
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21 comments

  1. A Carr says:

    This looks like a wonderful winter dish, and I can’t wait to make it. Do you use chicken thighs or breasts in the recipe ( the ingredient list says thighs, but your refer to chicken breasts in the instructions)
    Thanks!

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