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To all comfort food lovers out there, this recipe should speak to your soul. This cassoulet is a lighter, diabetes-friendly version of a traditional French casserole. Although the traditional duck and pork are replaced, the dish comes out very filling and delicious.
Step 1 Cut the chicken thighs into 8 large pieces and season each piece with salt and pepper. Step 2 Grease a large frying pan with a cooking spray and warm it over high heat. Step 3 Fry the chicken pieces on all sides until golden brown. That may take approximately 5-7 minutes, then remove it from the frying pan and set aside. Step 4 Lower the heat to medium. Put kielbasa in the frying pan and fry for 5 minutes, then remove it from the frying pan and set aside. Step 5 Add carrots, onion, and garlic to the frying pan and fry for about 4 minutes. Then put in tomato paste, chicken broth, and thyme. If any pieces of the ingredients got stuck to the bottom of the frying pan, scrape them and bring to a boil. Step 6 Lower heat to a simmer. Add the chicken and kielbasa back to the frying pan, cover, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Step 7 Remove the lid from the frying pan and simmer uncovered for 5 more minutes. Step 8 Remove the chicken from the frying pan and set aside. Step 9 Put the beans in the frying pan, turn heat to high, and simmer until liquid is slightly reduced (about 5-7 minutes), then remove the thyme stems from the frying pan. Step 10 Put the chicken thighs on the bottom of a bowl, and pour half a cup of the stew over it. Serve and enjoy!
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