Cajun Chicken and Sausage Cassoulet

This Cajun cassoulet is loaded with beans, veggies, Andouille sausage and chicken!  The perfect one pot meal for those cold wintry nights!

Andouille sausage, chicken and spices make this Cajun one pot meal pure comfort food! www.lemonsforlulu.com

Old man winter has come with a vengeance.  It’s bitter cold.  It’s the kind of cold where your muscles ache from shivering and your teeth hurt from chattering.   I hate the cold.

Cajun cassoulet www.lemonsforlulu.comI like the way my Jack Russell handles these cold, wintry days.  As the sun moves in the sky from the east to the west, my little dog finds the exact spot in which the sunshine seeps through the windows.  She will migrate from room to room, from floor to floor and bask in the warm rays of light.

Cajun sausage and chicken cassoulet www.lemonsforlulu.com

Can you imagine a day where your only job was to track the path of the sun so that you can stay warm while you slumber away the hours?  Sounds like a good way to deal with these frigid winter days.

Cajun cassoulet www.lemonsforlulu.comMy dog Roxy, only strays from her spot in the mid day sun when her nostrils are accosted by smells in the kitchen.  As I was busy preparing this Cajun Cassoulet, she sauntered in, yawned, stretched and assumed her spot on the rug by the stove.  She stared up at me with her big brown eyes and waited patiently for a morsel of food (preferable chicken) to hit the floor.   Her mouth wasn’t the only one watering as this one pot meal was prepared.  The cajun spice was intoxicating as it seasoned the chicken and the vegetables.  The andouille sausage was sizzling and the aroma of it all had both Roxy and I waiting for a bowl to warm us from the inside out!  (Ok, I was waiting for the bowl and she was waiting for a drop to hit the floor).  Tell me, could you resist those eyes?

Roxy

This cassoulet was like napping in the warm sun streaming through the windows.  It was comforting and warm; the perfect way to combat these frigid winter days.

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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Cassoulet

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Cassoulet

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken tenders cut into bite sized chunks
  • Salt, pepper
  • 12 oz Andouille sausage, sliced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 whole carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 14.5 oz can Great Northern beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large Dutch oven, heat sausage in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until browned and slightly crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until browned. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add remaining olive oil to pan and stir in vegetables. Cook until softened, about 6-8 minutes. Stir in Cajun seasoning. Add beans, broth and tomato paste. Return chicken and sausage to pan, stirring until mixed.
  3. Cover with a lid and bake for 35 minutes or until bubbly.
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17 Responses

  1. Love this recipe, pure savory Winter goodness. And your photos make me want to reach into the screen and grab a bowl. My little dogs do that also, and when I go to pick them up they’re so toasty warm. Bless their little hearts.

  2. Mccartney

    This sounds yummy and finally, Roxy makes her appearance.

    • She’s been waiting for her 15 minutes of fame!

  3. […] Skip the take out!!! This recipe is not only simple but the flavors remind me of some of my favorite Thai places – deeeelicious. […]

  4. Ohhh this would warm me up on days like this! YUM! And I desire to have the life of a dog officially!

  5. Look at your sweet baby puppy! Dogs are the best, aren’t they? Boy, I would love to lounge around all day — oh wait, I’m unemployed… hahaha that’s another story for another time ;)

    This cassoulet looks incredible, Tanya! Almost like a jambalaya which is one of my favorites! Nothing feels more heart warming and cozy than a big bowl of Cajun food :)

  6. Awwwww….Roxy is such a cute little dog! I love the idea of seeking out the rays of sun – kind of like I seek out the heat vents or the front of the dishwasher while it is drying dishes!! This cassoulet looks like a wonderfully comforting one-dish meal….perfect for those of us who do NOT LIKE cold weather :)

    • My dog has a good life. Thanks Cathy, I love comforting one pot meals!

  7. Tanya, this looks SO delicious! I can’t wait to make it! I love Cajun flavors and dishes like this really are perfect for this cold weather! Your little puppy is adorable! Mine is always at my feet in the kitchen too…patiently waiting for something to drop!

    • Gotta love our furry buddies! Thanks Caroline!

  8. I love Roxy!!!! She is the best. Also, I would totally wait next to the stove for you to drop some of this cassoulet. Just saying.

    • She is the best, although I think your Lucy comes pretty darn close!

  9. […] dinner for us as Morgan tutors after school. So, I decided to take that extra time and make the Cajun Cassoulet recipe I found on Pinterest. The warm beans, veggies, and sausage seemed comforting on such a cold […]

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