It’s time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! Occasionally, Sunflower Market or Sprouts will have chicken sausage on sale for around $2/lb, and it’s frequently on sale for $3/lb. They have several different varieties, including Apple, Basil, Baja, Cajun, and Hot Italian, although the varieties in stock will vary.
Here’s some ideas for what to make with this tasty, inexpensive sausage!
One of the simplest ways to prepare chicken sausage is on the grill. Over a medium fire, grill the sausages for 10-15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. (If you want to be sure the sausages are cooked through without getting them too black, steam them in a half-inch of water in a skillet for 10 minutes before grilling.) Try serving the grilled sausage on a hoagie topped with salsa or fruit chutney.
This Spicy Chicken Sausage with Mango-Pineapple Salsa features a chicken sausage-salsa-fruit mixture over cilantro rice. Any of the spicy or fruity varieties of Sunflower Market’s chicken sausage work well in this recipe. (Canned black beans can easily be substituted for the soybeans, if desired.)
Most recipes for gumbo call for chicken and sausage, so why not make gumbo with chicken sausage instead? This 5-star gumbo recipe from Paula Deen is delicious: just leave out the chicken breasts and replace the smoked sausage with chicken sausage!
Have you ever made risotto? It’s not as difficult as it’s rumored to be…really!
This Tomato & Sausage Risotto has a fairly short list of ingredients; try it with the Hot Italian or Basil varieties of chicken sausage. Risotto requires the Arborio variety of rice, which you can find in the bulk section.
Emeril Lagasse’s Chicken & Apple Sausage Hash with Fried Eggs would make a yummy savory breakfast. I can’t wait to try this recipe with some fresh herbs from my little windowsill garden. :)
What’s your favorite variety of chicken sausage from Sunflower Market? How do you like to prepare it?