Tastes Like Chicken

Ever since I saw Guy Fieri use chicken apple sausage in a recipe on The Food Network, I’ve been obsessed with chicken apple sausage. Heres a link to the recipe that had me hooked! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/chicken-apple-sausage-frittata-recipe/index.html

After I saw him cook a frittata using the apple chicken sausage, I had to go out and find and try this sausage! I was able to find it in many different brands and at different stores, but the brand I love most is this one.

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I love it because it doesn’t have any artificial ingredients and it’s delicious! It’s lightly sweetened with maple syrup and has a nice touch of apple flavor. I’m sure this stuff would taste amazing in a Thanksgiving stuffing. Good idea Lindsay! (Making a mental note.)

Anyways, this week for dinner, I’ve been simply just browning the sausage in a sauté pan with mixed bell peppers and onions and serving it over brown rice. I felt that it needed a sauce, so I de-glazed the pan with a little chicken broth and then added a tablespoon of some Carolina mustard BBQ sauce. (Tune in February 28th for a post about my foodie pen-pal box which included the Carolina BBQ sauce!) I personally LOVE mustard with my sausage so I thought this would be a great addition to making a simple sauce with the sausage. It was indeed yummylicious! The mustard BBQ sauce seriously pulled it all together and gave it that creaminess I was wanting in the sauce.

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I love getting creative and trying to make things flavorful without adding tons of calories and fat. In culinary school, we made things taste better with butter and cheese. We didn’t ever learn to cook healthy. So, it’s a bit of a challenge for me because my mind immediately thinks heavy cream and oil and butter to start a sauce. Luckily I have a fantastic sister who is really great at cooking healthy but still delicious and she’s given me some great tips on how to cut out calories. I’m just NOW using those tips….haha, but better later than never! 🙂

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