Do you have some extra chicken sausage in your freezer and don’t know how to use it anymore? Are you bored of chicken sausages in the morning and want something a little extra? If so, you are in the right place. Sometimes, some light ground chicken is precisely what I’m starving for, especially after the holiday season. I’m so over fatty dishes with heavy sauces! I seriously need a chicken diet for several days.
Therefore, I did a little research and looked for the best chicken sausage recipes that at least look healthy. I gathered here 10 of them and I hope they will be fulfilling your needs, too.
1. Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Zucchini Pasta with Parmesan
Zucchini pasta – exactly what I’m talking about when it comes to healthy, still delicious food! Well, if you add some sautéed broccoli flowers and well-seasoned chicken sausage, the final result is sure to blow your mind. When I just think about the flavors and textures combination, my mouth starts to water – savory chicken sausage, salty parmesan cheese, crunchy broccoli, and lots of garlic.
2. Sweet Potato Hash with Chicken Apple Sausage
I already made this chicken sausage sweet potato hash a few hours ago and I’m super pleased with it. It’s best as a hearty breakfast for the whole family, or even as a lazy dinner. Super easy to prepare, almost a 30-minute dish, this hash is more special because of the addition of the apple. The sweet flavor of summer apples gives the whole pot a refreshing kick.
3. Grilled Chicken Sausage with Shredded Kale, Apple, and Hazelnut Salad
You can always pair basic chicken sausages on the grill with a fresh and full-of-flavours salad. It’s nothing hard about cooking the sausages, so you only need to learn how to put together this easy, full of nutrients salad. However, the name of the recipe helps you through this process: toss some apple slices, hazelnut, and grated parmesan cheese, on top of fresh kale salad. Finally, season well with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
4. Chicken Sausage Grain Bowl
This roasted harvest grain bowl helped me through last week when I had no time for cooking. It made about 4 servings and was perfect for my lunches at work. Full of fiber and protein, but without all the fuss of a three-course meal.
5. Spaghetti Squash Boats with Spicy Sausage
These spaghetti squash boats with chicken sausage have all the great flavors as normal spaghetti with spicy ground meat, but with half the calories and carbs! The first time I ever tried spaghetti squash I wasn’t very confident, but they sure impressed me! Don’t ask me how in the world squash would taste as good as pasta, but they do! If you also add some spicy sausage, grated parmesan, and freshly chopped parsley, that’s it!
6. Grilled Chicken Sausage Kabobs
Pair spicy ground chicken sausage with your favorite veggies (I used red onion, green and yellow bell peppers, and zucchini) for some flavored and tender grilled kabobs. The smokey flavors of these sweet and spicy kabobs are perfect for any friends’ gatherings in the backyard!
7. Breakfast Avocado Toast with Chicken Sausage and Poached Egg
One of my favorite ways to start a weekend morning is this avocado toast. Believe me or not, with only one chicken sausage, one poached egg, half of an avocado, and one toast, you can make a nutritional and super delicious breakfast.
8. Chicken Sausage, Brussels Sprouts, and Spiralized Sweet Potato Skillet
Spiralized sweet potatoes make a nice pasta replacement, especially when you add some crunchy brussels sprouts and tender chicken meat. This skillet makes the perfect comfort food for those dinners when you need something easy to make, not too greasy, and still mouth-watering.
9. Orecchiette Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli
Another chicken pasta recipe I’m super excited to make but didn’t have the time, yet. They look so yummy and the combination of sausage and broccoli is something I always loved anyway. I think that the freshness and unmistakable flavor of broccoli pair wonderfully with the chicken meat.
10. Healthy Chicken Sausage Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
We all know that chicken is a great source of many key nutrients, including protein, niacin, and selenium. So, it’s not a surprise that many chicken recipes from this list are described as healthy. This one is not an exception. Roasted tomatoes, some freshly chopped parsley, chicken, and pasta for a light and tasty dinner. Amazing!
What’s Your Favorite Chicken Sausage Recipe?
All in all, these are the 10 healthy ground chicken sausage recipe ideas I thought to be the easiest and most delicious. Some of them I have already tested, while others I’m super excited to try in the next few days. As you probably already noticed, I tried to gather some budget-friendly recipes, as I’m aware that after the holiday season, our stomachs may be filled, but the pockets are still empty. I hope you did a fine job. I respect to tell me your sincere opinion in the comment section below.
Last but not least, I know that inspiration is something we all need sometimes in the kitchen. So, here are three more round-ups I found really helpful.