January 19, 2011 Comments Off on Fake Cassoulet
1 onion, sliced
2-3 chicken breasts
1 can Great Northern beans, drained
1 c beef broth
rosemary, thyme, basil, paprika
In a deep skillet, cook onions and chicken with rosemary, thyme, and a little basil in olive oil until the chicken is browned and the onion is cooked. Add beans, broth, paprika, and a splash of red wine, stir, and simmer, covered, 20 minutes or as desired. Serve over brown rice.
DISCLAIMER: Completely fake. I don’t even know what cassoulet is. Know where I got the idea? In The Sandy Bottom Orchestra by Garrison Keillor, the mother burns dinner, then says, “We’ll have to start over with dinner. We could thaw these chicken breasts, toss in some beans, and call it a cassoulet. Chop some onions for me, would you, please?” I thought it sounded good. And that is what I know about cassoulet.