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Countryside Chicken

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Countryside Chicken
45 Min

The French call a dish similar to this cassoulet. We've taken a few shortcuts but it's still a dish that will remind you of a hearty, flavorful poultry dish you'd find served in the French countryside.

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs or drumsticks (about 8 pieces)
  • 1 medium-sized onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 (14- to 16-ounce) cans cannellini (white kidney beans), drained (see Note)

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken for 10 minutes on each side. Add onions and saute about 2 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients and add to chicken.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes, until chicken is tender and cooked through.



  • You can use any type of white bean here in place of the cannellini know, garbanzo beans (chick peas), black-eyed peas, or others.
  • If you like this recipe for Countryside Chicken, be sure to check out our collection of 15 Simple Chicken Drumstick Recipes.

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Delicious and easy to fix. Family loves this recipe

Similar, maybe. Most cassoulet's have some type of sausage and carrots, as well. And lack the tomato influence. True late winter French peasant or American farmer food. You are eating the veggies and dried beans that are still leftover from the harvest. But this recipe is certainly worth trying.

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This sounds like a delicious way to fix chicken. I always "tweak" your recipes as far as flour and frying go because you don't give nutritional info. That would help a lot for those of us who have to watch our carbs.



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