Bacon Chicken Cassoulet
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:12:35 AM. Recipe ID 40603. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Cassoulet provencale
Categories: Bacon, Beans/legum, Casseroles, Chicken, Dishes that
Yield: 20 Servings
2 lb Dried Great Northern beans
1 tb Salt
1 ts Pepper
1 Ham hocks; about 8 ounces
1 Onion; studded with
6 Whole cloves; (up to 8)
2 Carrots; pared and sliced
1 ts Celery seeds
1 ts Leaf thyme; crumbed
1 c Pimiento-stuffed olives; (4
1/2 lb Salt pork; diced
6 Chicken legs and thighs;
-about 2 pounds OR
1 1/2 lb Chicken wings
1 lg Onion; chopped (1 c.)
2 Cloves garlic; minced
1/2 lb Pepperoni sausage; in 1 inch
1 c Fine dry bread crumbs
3 tb Butter or margarine; melted
Cover beans with water in a large kettle. Heat to boiling and boil 1
minute. Cover kettle, let beans stand for 1 hour; drain. Cover beans
with fresh water; add salt, pepper, ham hock, onion, carrots and
seasoniongs. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer slowly 1 1/2
hours. Add more water, if needed, to keep beans covered. Stir in
In a large skillet, fry salt pork until crisp and remove; brown
chicken pieces in same skillet; remove. Pour off al but 2 tablespoons
of the fat; saute onion and garlic until onion is tender. Remove ham
hocks and whole onion from beans; discard onion. Cut meat into 1 inch
cubes; reserve. Stir sauteed onion into beans. Layer bean mixture,
chicken and meats in 2 twelve-cup casseroles, ending with beans.
Bake, covered, in 300 F. oven for 2 hours until beans are almost
tender, adding more water, if needed. Combine bread crumbs and melted
butter or margarine in a bowl. Sprinkle over beans.
Increase oven temperature to 350 F. and bake 30 minutes longer or
until crumbs are golden.
To Freeze: Line casserole with foil; layer with beans and meat; wrap;
label and freeze. When frozen, remove foil-wrapped food from
casserole; and return food to freezer. To bake: remove food from
freezer and peel off foil. Place in same baking dish.. Bake, covered
in 350 F. oven for 2 hours or until bubbly-hot. Remove foil; sprinkle
with buttered crumbs and bake 30 minutes longer, or until crumbs are
Note: the time wil lvary with the depth of the frozen mixture. A
shallower depth will cook faster.
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