Total Time
10hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 9 hrs

I have not had this in years. It was a popular recipe in the mid 1970's, when I was such a young child (?). I found the recipe in a Better Homes and Gardens recipe booklet. It is a very hearty meal, definitely comfort food!!! It makes me wish for cold weather. Prep time includes simmering method for beans. I hope you enjoy!!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse the beans and place in medium saucepan.
  2. Add enough water to cover by 2 inches.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hour.
  5. OR, soak beans overnight in a cool place, drain and rinse.
  6. Rinse chicken,pat dry and set aside.
  7. Halve the sausage lengthwise and cut into 1 inch pieces.
  8. In a medium mixing bowl, combine drained beans, sausage, tomato juice, Worchestershire sauce, bouilion granules, basil, oregano and paprika.
  9. Set this mixture aside.
  10. In a 4 quart crockpot, combine celery, carrot and onion.
  11. Place chicken pieces on top.
  12. Pour the bean mixture on top of chicken.
  13. Cook on low heat for 9-11 hours or high heat for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours.
  14. Remove Chicken and sausage with slotted spoon.
  15. Mash the bean mixture slightly.
  16. Serve chicken, sausage and beans in soup bowls.
  17. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!


Most Helpful

I scored this more for my husband than myself. I'm not a bean eater but my husband is so I'm always looking for a new bean recipe that I may like. I doubled everything except - take a guess - the beans. I'm more a soupy soup person but my husband really liked how thick this was. We were both ok with the overall flavor, but I just couldn't get past the beans. I have black eyed pea and black bean recipes I like so I may try this again with one of those. Thank you for posting - I'm probably just one of those picky eaters!

DirtyPaws? October 25, 2007

DELICIOUS!!! This was very simple to make and the only thing I changed was the amount of onions, from 1/2 c. to 1 c. Next time we'll try this with cornbread. The flavor and texture is just right for the winter season.

quensen December 07, 2005

Very good, perfect for cold weather. I followed the recipe and we loved the flavor. I used kielbasa and chicken thighs. I also used canned, drained beans as that was what I had. Thanks, Carole in Orlando

carole in orlando December 19, 2004

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