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Chicken Sausages with Peppers

Chicken sausage is lower in calories compared to its pork counterpart, but it doesn't skimp on the bold, savory flavors you love. Try it with sweet, crunchy bell peppers for a fast and healthy dinner. —Deborah Schaefer, Durand, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 small sweet orange pepper, julienned
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fully cooked apple chicken sausage links or flavor of your choice, cut into 1-inch pieces


  • In a large nonstick skillet, saute onion and peppers in oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in sausages; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 208 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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    Nov 1, 2020

    The recipe made the chicken sausage taste wonderful with the peppers and onions. The chicken sausage I used had tomatoes and basil in it. I'll make this recipe again.

  • recipehound54
    Mar 5, 2018

    Loved the simplicity of this dish! Prep was easy and cooking time was short. I loved the flavors and thought the chicken sausage (I used Johnsonville brand) had just a hint of sweet that balanced out the flavor of the peppers. My husband thought the sausage tasted a little too "hot dog-like" for his taste (even though he had seconds- wink!) but I appreciated the finer grind of the chicken sausage and the reduced sodium. I served it with Cheese Smashed Potatoes found on the ToH website (as earlier reviewers did) and the combo really worked. I added a Caesar side salad and our meal was complete. As one reviewer suggested, I may try sauteing some sliced apple along with the peppers and onion next time just to see how that works. This is a keeper recipe!

  • TGI
    May 22, 2017

    Easy, nutritious, and delicious.

  • rachellestratton
    Jul 10, 2013

    I doubled the sausage and may add some sautéed apples next time.

  • DaniCalifornia
    Feb 4, 2013

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  • FitnessLovingMom
    Mar 15, 2012

    I made this for my family with the cheese smashed potatoes. (as on the page of HC mag.) It was so simple to make, a little bit of prep, but it is worth it. This is a keeper, thanks HC I love this mag. Thankful that I am a subscriber!

  • Mrs_T
    Feb 7, 2012

    We thought this was excellent. I served it with Cheese Smashed Potatoes (as seen in the photo and on the same page with this recipe in Healthy Cooking magazine) and we thought it was absolutely wonderful. It would be great with rice rather than potatoes, too. Highly recommended!

  • shell9163
    Jan 15, 2012

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  • SharleneM
    Jan 14, 2012

    Simple, quick and delicious. And healthy to boot!

  • debbschaefer
    Jan 12, 2012

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