Sort beans and rinse with cold water. In a dutch oven or soup kettle, combine the beans, water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil; boil, uncovered for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 1 to 4 hours or until beans are softened. DO NOT DRAIN.
Stir in broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings. In the same skillet, brown chicken in reserved drippings on all sides; drain and set aside.
In a 3-qt baking dish or Dutch oven, combine the beans with cooking liquid, bacon, carrots, onion, tomatoes, celery, garlic, salt, thyme, sage and pepper. Top with chicken.
Cover and bake at 350* for 1 hour. Uncover; add sausage. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until beans are tender. Discard bay leaf. Garnish with parsley.
WINE PAIRINGS: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.