A healthier alternative to traditional sausage when using Aidells Chicken and Apple Sausage. They are gluten and nitrate free with no added hormones. Kale can be substituted for spinach. Some delicious add ins include: roasted Brussels Sprouts, butternut squash or sweet potatoes. See cooking note tip at end of recipe.
The perfect nutritious dinner coming in at under 300 calories.
Recipe from cuisineathome.com and serves 4.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 package (12 oz.) chicken and apple smoked sausage such as Aidells. Each link cut into thirds
- 1/2 large red onion, cut into slices
- 2 Honeycrisp apples, diced
- 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1/2 package baby kale or baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and saute onions and sausages until beginning to brown. Add in apple chunks, garlic and red pepper flakes and cook 1 minute more. Deglaze the skillet with cider bring it to a boil, cook 5 minutes, reduce heat to medium low and add in kale or spinach.
- Stir 2-3 minutes until it begins to wilt. Stir in vinegar. Roasted vegetables can be added in at this time.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a bowl mix 2 cups vegetables such as quartered Brussels sprouts, sliced sweet potatoes or cubed butternut squash with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- Roast vegetables until tender 20 minutes, add to skillet mixture right before serving.
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