Chicken & Sausage Cassoulet with Rainbow Quinoa

Rather than the traditional French flavors, this cassoulet turned into a more rustic Italian dish that was just divine over a bed of warm rainbow quinoa.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Keyword cassoulet, chicken, sausage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 506 kcal
Author Alyssa


  • 1 lb pork sausage casing removed
  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 cups white wine
  • 1 28 oz can organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • Italian spices to taste rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, & basil
  • Oil for cooking
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Rainbow quinoa for serving


  1. Heat some oil in large dutch oven over medium high heat. While the oil is heating, cut the chicken into 1" cubes. Brown the chicken in a dutch oven until all sides are seared, about 3 - 5 minutes. Transfer chicken pieces to a separate plate.
  2. Add sausage to the dutch oven, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Cook until browned, 3 minutes.
  3. Add onions, cooking until they've started to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, another 1 - 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken back to the dutch oven, followed by the wine and spices. Bring to a boil, turn down to simmer until the liquid has reduced by half. Add the tomatoes and water, bring back to a boil then cover and reduce to simmer. Simmer for as long as possible (it's best around 6 hours), but at least 2 hours. Add more water as needed.
  5. Serve over rainbow quinoa (1/2 cup cooked per person is good) and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Although I haven't tried it, I think this recipe would work in a slow cooker. Once the wine has reduced, transfer everything to a slow-cooker, and turn on high for 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Sausage Cassoulet with Rainbow Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 506 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 715mg31%
Potassium 1216mg35%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 21.5mg26%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.