Preparation / Directions:
Use frozen chicken pieces so chicken cooks tender but not over done. In small saucepan, bring carrots, onions, and water to a boil. Simmer covered 5 minutes. Transfer to 3 1/4 to 4 quart crock pot. Stir in tomato paste, wine, and seasonings; add beans. Place frozen chicken on top of bean mixture. Place sausage on top of chicken. Cover. Cook on low heat setting for 9-10 hours or high heat for 5 1/2 to 6 hours. Do not cook for less time. This long cooking time is necessary when starting with frozen chicken. Before serving, remove bay leaves and skim off fat. 4 servings.