Chicken and Apple Sausage Vegetable Skillet
Chicken and Apple Sausage Vegetable Skillet – an easy, one-pot meal full of juicy sausage and fresh veggies. It’s healthy and delicious, and makes a great Paleo or Whole30 dinner solution!
I know I mentioned to y’all a couple of weeks ago when I posted the Nutella S’mores Bars that my hubby and I had embarked on this crazy journey called the Whole30. We were very successful for about 2 and a half weeks before we kind of gave it a rest. We didn’t give up completely, but we did start to add some things back in; namely sugar and cheese!
Those were the most challenging to give up for me, which was surprising because I truly thought I would struggle more with giving up bread. Honestly, I’ve probably only eaten bread or something similar a handful of times since we stopped the Whole30. I’ve also been making Paleo dinners nearly every night, so we are trying to stick with it as best we can. But chocolate? I just CAN. NOT. give that up! I missed it so much I’m pretty sure I had dreams about it.
The other thing I found that I just can’t live without is butter. Whole30 limits the types of fats that you can use for cooking, and since butter contains dairy, it’s not compliant. I gave Ghee (clarified butter) a good college-try, I really did. But man, I just couldn’t get on board with the taste. I would rather cook with coconut oil or olive oil than with Ghee. It’s probably one of those things that you just have to acquire a taste for, but for me? I think I’ll just stick with good ole butter. 😉
When I was doing my research for Whole30 and Paleo ideas, I decided to check out some of the yummy recipes over at Peace, Love, and Low Carb. I’ve been a fan of her recipes for a long time, well before I even started my blog. I found this one over on her site and just tweaked it a tad to fit with what I had on hand and what I could use with Whole30. I have to say, it was a big winner at our dinner table!
To make this Whole30 compliant I used a package of Aidells Chicken & Apple Smoked Chicken Sausage. I LOOOOOOOVE this stuff, y’all. It’s so tasty and delicious, and only contains good ingredients. I bought mine at Costco, but I also noticed it at Target the other day, and also at our military commissary! By the way, in no way shape or form am I being paid to tell y’all about this sausage. I just love it so much and wanted to spread that love around. It’s honestly a lifesaver if you’re doing the Whole30, and it’s an awesome better-for-you sausage even if you’re not!
By the way, I’m still on the hunt for a good Paleo pizza dough recipe. If you’ve got one, send it my way! Have a great weekend, y’all!
Chicken and Apple Sausage Vegetable Skillet
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 (12 oz.) package Chicken Apple Sausage, sliced
- 1 medium onion,, chopped into large pieces
- 1 zucchini,, sliced
- 1 yellow squash,, sliced
- 1 cup mixed bell peppers,, chopped into large pieces
- 4 oz. sliced mushrooms
- 3 garlic cloves,, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat 2 TB olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the sausage and onions together until sausage is browned and onions are soft. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 2 TB olive oil to the pan. Add zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, mushrooms, and garlic and sauté until softened, about 5-10 minutes. Season with basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Add sausage and onions back to the pan and stir to combine. Enjoy!
Definitely will be making this again. Hubby loved every bite.
Love all the flavors in this dish and see simple to make!
oh yum this looks so good!!! My boyfriend would love this!! I will have to add it to my meal plan
This sounds delicious and perfect for a quick lunch/dinner, I need to try it
What a delicious meal. I will add it to our dinner list!
Tasty, easy to make meal!
How much is a serviing?
Very good basic recipe. The second time I made it I added artichoke hearts,
I definitely need to pick the ingredients for this! Yum!
This is a delicious and simple meal that’s perfect for when you are looking for something healthy for dinner.
Looks very healthy. Needed some healthy options.
This looks so delicious and full of flavor!! I definitely will be trying this soon!
This sounds like the perfect meal for dinner! I bet my family would love it.
I’m a college student. This was pretty easy to make, very good, and a lot of servings, and pretty healthy. Highly recommend!
What a delicious healthy meal. I will add this to my plan for next week!
Chicken apple sausage is yummy. I am excited to give this recipe a try, especially since it’s paleo. Yum!
This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t live without butter in my recipes either – there is no substitute for its taste. Will try this later!