SW recipe: Cheat’s cassoulet

Serves 4
Ready in 45 minutes


Low-calorie cooking spray

4 frozen Slimming World Pork Sausages, defrosted

4 large skinless and boneless chicken thighs

1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced

1 large carrot, peeled and chopped

3 celery sticks, sliced

4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

3 tbsp tomato purée

400ml hot chicken stock

2 x 400g cans white beans, such as cannellini or haricot, drained and rinsed

1 tsp dried thyme

2 bay leaves

Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, to serve


1 Spray a flameproof casserole dish or a large, lidded, non-stick saucepan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the sausages, fry until golden brown all over, then transfer to a plate. Spray the dish or pan with a little more low-calorie cooking spray if needed, then add the chicken and fry gently until golden, turning occasionally. Set aside with the sausages.

2 Add the onion, carrot, celery and 4 tbsp water to the dish or pan. Cover and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes, or until soft.

3 Stir in the garlic, tomato purée and stock. Add the sausages, chicken, beans, thyme and bay leaves, and season. Simmer uncovered for 20-25 minutes, or until the stock has reduced and the sausages and chicken are cooked through. Discard the bay leaves, top with the parsley and a twist of black pepper. Serve with your favourite Speed Food veg.



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