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One Pot Chicken Sausage Beans and Greens

A very easy one pot dish of chicken, sausage, kale and beans, hearty, healthy, and full of flavor.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Entre
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


  • two pounds of chicken pieces can be all thighs, or a mix
  • oil for browning chicken see notes
  • 1 pound of brats or two large links
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 box organic chicken broth
  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans
  • 1 bunch lacinto kale
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Pat chicken pieces dry.
  • Put oil in frying pan or dutch oven.
  • Once oil is hot, brown chicken on both sides. Brown deeply. This can take 8 minutes a side.
  • You can dredge chicken in flour if you desire; it's not necessary.
  • Once chicken is deeply browned, remove from pan.
  • Add in sausage and brown on all sides. Remove.
  • Add in onion and cook until softened.
  • Add meat back in to pot.
  • Add chicken broth.
  • Rinse beans in water to remove sodium.
  • Add to pot.
  • Add bay leaf
  • Cook on very for two to three hours or add to crock pot on very low.
  • During the last hour of cooking, add chopped kale. To prepare kale, cut out middle ribs and chop. If using curly kale, cut out any large ribs and chop.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Once the kale is melted into the broth which can take up to 30 minutes, the dish is done.


I cut up a whole chicken, but only used one thigh/leg and 2 chicken breasts with wings attached. You can mix it anyway you prefer, even using all thighs.