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Chicken Cassoulet Soup Recipe
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Chicken Cassoulet Soup Recipe

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After my sister spent a year in France as an au pair, I created this lighter, easier version of traditional French cassoulet for her. It uses chicken instead of the usual duck.—Bridget M. Klusman, Otsego, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 pound cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth or chicken broth
  • 5 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried lavender flowers, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 494 calories, 23 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1,821 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the water, chicken, beans, carrots, onion, vermouth, bouillon, garlic, lavender if desired, thyme and fennel. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until heated through.
  3. Divide among bowls; sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 7 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Editor's Note: Look for dried lavender flowers in spice shops. If using lavender from the garden, make sure it hasn’t been treated with chemicals.
Originally published as Chicken Cassoulet Soup in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2011, p69

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 494 calories, 23 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1,821 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 34 g protein.

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