1 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 large onion, chopped fine
1 lb (4) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/4 lb smoked turkey sausage, chopped fine
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp water
3 cans (15-oz each) Great Northern Beans
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
3 tbsp minced fresh parsley
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add the onion and cook, stirring until tender. Stir in the chicken, sausage, garlic, thyme, and pepper. Cook 5 minutes to brown the chicken and sausage. Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the tomato paste and water until blended.
Place the beans and the skillet mixture into a crockpot or slow cooker; cover and cook on low setting for 4 to 5 hours.
Just before serving, combine the bread crumbs and minced parsley. Sprinkle over the top of the cassoulet.
Yield: 6 servings.