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Chicken Sausages with Polenta Recipe

Chicken Sausages with Polenta Recipe

I get a kick out of serving this dish—everyone's always on time for dinner when they know it's on the menu. —Angela Spengler, Clovis, NM
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tube (1 pound) polenta, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked Italian chicken sausage links, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add polenta; cook 9-11 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Keep warm.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in another large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onion; cook and stir until tender. Remove from pan.
  • 3. Add sausages to same pan; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until browned. Return pepper mixture to pan; heat through. Serve with polenta; sprinkle with cheese and basil. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup sausage mixture with 2 slices polenta equals 212 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 46 mg cholesterol, 628 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.