Rustic Chicken and White Bean Stew with Andouille Sausage

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This rustic Chicken and White Bean Stew is ideal to serve up on a damp, chilly evening. Using chicken thighs, Cajun andouille sausage, cannellini beans, and stock veggies it’s ready to eat in 1.5 hours.

This recipe is a great choice for larger family meals as it serves 6-8 people, but it’s also ideal to keep as leftovers in the fridge for tomorrow’s lunch!

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Chicken and White Bean Stew

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

With autumn in full swing, it’s time to start breaking out the comfort food recipes like this chicken and white bean stew.

This filling stew made with chicken, sausage, beans, and vegetables can be eaten as is, or with a side of mashed potatoes, rice, or quinoa to add even more heartiness to the dish. Or just serve it with a chunk of crusty bread for dunking into the liquor – divine!

This chicken stew recipe makes enough for 6-8 people, so it’s perfect for larger families, or for having leftovers to enjoy a day or two later.

Comfort Food Recipe - Chicken & Bean Stew - 3 images - chicken thighs on a wooden board, dried cannellini beans, and the finished stew.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It does not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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Rustic Chicken & White Bean Stew Recipe

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Rustic Chicken & White Bean Stew Recipe

Recipe Tips

  • The primary difference between a soup and a stew is the amount of liquid used to prepare it.
  • To stretch your grocery budget a bit farther, double the amount of broth (or use a combination of broth and water) and add some chopped greens, such as spinach, kale, or escarole, to make a rich, satisfying soup instead.

How Do I Make Chicken and White Bean Stew?

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Rustic Chicken & White Bean Stew Recipe

Rustic Chicken and White Bean Stew

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Using chicken thighs, cajun andouille sausage, cannellini beans, and stock veggies this stew is ready to eat in 1.5 hours.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½ medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced and cut into half rounds
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1½ lbs (680g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 (3-oz/85g) Cajun andouille sausage, sliced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped (or 2 tsp dried)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 2 whole bay leaves
  • 1 (29-oz or 2 x 400g) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


  1. Add one tablespoon olive oil to a large saucepan or Dutch oven set over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, celery, and carrots, and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Stir to combine and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the vegetables soften and develop some color.
  3. Add the chicken thighs, sliced sausage, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaves. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired. Pour in the chicken broth and stir to combine.
  4. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil, then immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until the chicken pulls apart easily with two forks.
  5. Add the cannellini beans and stir to combine. Simmer for another 4-5 minutes, or just until heated through.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in fresh parsley right before serving. Enjoy!

    Rustic Chicken & White Bean Stew Recipe

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 571Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 167mgSodium: 1505mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 10gSugar: 3gProtein: 47g

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