Monday, November 17, 2008

Everyday Cassoulet

No wine. No oven. No duck. This easy cassoulet is something a little different and only took 20 minutes to make.

1/2 lb. chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 lb. sausage cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 can great northern beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can diced tomatoes with garlic
1 T. brown sugar
4 green onions, sliced

Brown chicken in skillet. Add sausage, beans, tomatoes and brown sugar. Cook 8-10 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Top with green onions. Serve with french bread.


Hillary and Cameron said...

I always wondered about recipes that include wine. If I were to use wine in a recipe (which I never have), would it cook out? Or would it be like actually partaking of wine?

Susie said...

"they" say it cooks out, but scientifically you'd have to boil something at a high boil for hours for the alcohol to entirely evaporate. However, morally I think you're ok to use wine in cooking if you wanted - A personal decision. I am too cheap even if I wanted to.
Chicken broth is a nearly identical substitute for white wines. You could also use water. Don't put quite as much in because it won't boil away as fast as wine. For red wines I usually substitute a dash of red wine vinegar. Not the same thing, I know, but whatever.

Hillary and Cameron said...

Yeah I don't think I'd ever use it. It would be way too expensive. Thanks for the tip on using chicken broth as a substitute. I wouldn't have thought of that.