Sausage 'n' Chicken Skillet Recipe
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Sausage 'n' Chicken Skillet Recipe

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Says Joanna Iovino of Commack, New York: “Chicken and rice was a staple at my parents' house, but the chicken never turned out quite right. I enjoy this recipe much more now that I use tasty skinless chicken and kielbasa.”
Recommended: Speedy Skillet Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 pound smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 296 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon thyme and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute the kielbasa, onion and green pepper until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the water, rice, bouillon, hot pepper sauce, and remaining thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  3. Return chicken to the pan; heat through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sausage 'n' Chicken Skillet in Light & Tasty February/March 2008, p21

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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MinMinWI2 User ID: 6912450 147133
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2014

"Serve with a slice of lime and squeeze over hot meal for a flavor twist - quite yummy..."

cdnvr User ID: 6095627 96017
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"We really like this simple recipe. I always add a bit more kielbasa sausage than the recipe calls for, but, follow the recipe otherwise. Good, simple food."

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