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Chicken Sausage Dinner Ideas

Do you have one of those foods that you like so much you could eat it everyday? Well, for my mom that is chicken sausage. She is the one who introduced me to chicken sausage because when I would stay at her house that is what we would eat for dinner. Since I started eating chicken sausage I have come up with a couple of different ways to incorporate it into different meals. 

I like chicken sausage because it is an easy to prepare protein that can be paired with all types of food depending on the flavor of chicken sausage that you get. My mom personally likes spicy chicken sausage whereas I usually go for plain or apple. 

Grilled Chicken Sausage

One way I love to enjoy a chicken sausage is grilled on a charcoal or outside grill. I like to get a good char so its crispy on the outside. I then wrap it in leafy lettuce. I like to either dip it in ketchup or BBQ sauce. I serve it along with a dill pickle, steamed broccoli, steamed or grilled corn, or oven roasted carrot fries. This is the perfect way to eat a chicken sausage in the summer. 

Chicken Sausage Pasta Dish

Since chicken sausage are such an easy protein to prepare I love to add it to a simple dish like roasted spaghetti squash with jarred tomato sauce. About 5 minutes before the spaghetti squash is done I cut up the chicken sausage into coins and sauté it in a pan with a little oil. You could also cook the chicken sausage in the oven with the spaghetti squash if you don't want to also use your stove. I love that you can either use a sweet or spicy chicken sausage for this dish. 
Another sauce option is to make homemade pesto. Since I usually buy whole carrots with the green tops I reduce waste by making a pesto out of the tops. I use Sweet Potato Soul's Carrot Top Pesto recipe. I like to made the pesto while the spaghetti squash is in the oven to save time in the kitchen. Sometimes I like to also add avocado to the pesto. 

Chicken Sausage Salad

I usually run out of meal prep on Friday and use what I have in my pantry, fridge, and freezer to have some sort of dinner on Saturday evening. I always make sure to keep chicken sausage in the freezer so I always have a protein. One dinner that I have come up with to use leftovers is a salad. I sauté the chicken sausage in a pan on the stove first and then I assemble the salad. I use whatever veggies and fruit I have. That usually means cutie oranges, tomato, cucumber, steamed corn, and steamed broccoli. I either use spinach or a dark leafy green lettuce for the salad. If I have salad dressing already prepared in the fridge I use that, but if not I like to make a sweet vinaigrette with honey, olive oil, and white wine vinegar. I finish the salad off with crunchy pumpkin seeds. 

Chicken Sausage Kabobs 

One of my family's favorite dinners to make together is kabobs. We usually make them with steak, but they are just as good with chicken sausage. We like to use a combination of peppers, onions, squash, and sometimes pineapple. What is great about using chicken sausage is if you are making this for a family then each person can chose their flavor of chicken sausage and assemble their own kabobs. We grill ours on an outside grill and then enjoy smores afterward. 

Sheet Pan Chicken Sausage 

A quick and easy chicken sausage dinner to feed a family or for meal prep is a chicken sausage sheet pan dinner. I like this recipe for Sheet Pan Sausage and Vegetables, I omit the parmesan cheese. What is great about this dinner is that you can use any vegetables that you already have or use up any that might go bad soon. I either just eat this meal with the vegetables and sausage or sometimes I also put it over riced broccoli or cauliflower. 

I hope that these meals have inspired you to try new recipes, ingredients and healthy meals. Below are additional links to other food related posts on the blog.

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