Chicken is one of the most popular forms of protein for people on a diet. Depending on how you cook the chicken, and what you cook it with, it can be an excellent source of protein to promote a healthy body.
Sausages, whether made of pork or chicken, are a great way to keep your blood healthy thanks to the levels of iron and vitamin B-12.
Not only this, but sausages are also really tasty and go in far more recipes than you might think.
So, you’ve got both chicken and sausages to use before they go out of date.
Or, you’re just looking for an excuse to use both types of meat in a healthy dish. You’ve come to the right place, here are the top 8 healthy chicken and sausage recipes you must try!
Jambalaya is a perfect potluck dish for Mardi Gras and throughout the year, and is one of the most popular chicken and sausage recipes out there.
This recipe calls for both chicken breast and chicken andouille sausage (though you can use whatever sausage you like) along with multiple vegetables and herbs, making for a tasty and healthy dish.
While the recipe calls for a lot of ingredients, the cooking process isn’t actually too time-consuming or complicated.
It’s one of those meals that requires chucking everything in at once, making it ideal for a yummy and nutritious mid-week meal with the family.
Let’s be honest – chicken breast alone is pretty boring. It’s bland and flavorless. What’s the best way to make chicken breast flavorsome, you ask? To stuff it with something flavorsome, of course!
This recipe calls for stuffing a chicken breast with pork sausages and wrapping the parcel in pancetta or bacon, making for a juicy, meaty, and highly flavorsome dinner.
The recipe actually doesn’t feature many ingredients, so the focus is purely on the seasoning and the flavors of the meat. So, with no added preservatives or flavorings, this is a pretty healthy meal.
Nothing is better than making and eating a stew in the cold weather. So, if you’re looking for a healthy and comforting meal for fall and winter, then you need to make a chicken and sausage stew.
This is a hearty dish that will fill you up for days, and the best part is that you can use up whatever vegetables you have lingering in your refrigerator.
This recipe epitomizes healthy, hearty stews. If you’re particularly cautious about calories, then you might want to swap the pork sausages for chicken or turkey sausages.
However, pork sausages are great for improving blood quality, so they’re not exactly unhealthy.
You don’t get as flavorsome as a paella. Paella is a popular Spanish rice dish from Valencia that typically either features chicken or seafood.
Not only is paella delicious (and a great way to get your kids excited about flavors in food), but it’s also very easy to make!
This recipe calls for chicken and sausage (ideally chorizo, but you can also use linguica, andouille, or kielbasa sausage) along with a variety of seasonings and vegetables.
You can get creative with this recipe if you have other vegetables to spare. If you wish to make it healthier, then swap the basmati rice for wholegrain rice.
If you’re looking for a quick, cheap, and easy midweek meal to make with chicken and sausage, look no further.
Simply add your meat to pasta and your chosen sauce, and you’ve got a tasty pasta dish that can be enjoyed throughout the week.
This particular recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free, which is ideal for those on a diet (whether for health or weight loss reasons). While it calls for chicken sausage, which is less fatty than pork sausage, you can use any sausage you have.
Also, you can swap out the gluten-free pasta for whole grain pasta if you’re conscious about calories!
Pizza is never usually recommended in a healthy eating diet, and it’s not because of the toppings. The “unhealthiest” part of pizza is the dough base.
So, instead of sacrificing your love for the Italian dish for the sake of being healthy, you just need to find a healthier substitute for the base.
This recipe includes making your own cauliflower crust, which is undeniably healthier than regular pizza dough, and just as tasty. (Of course, you can still use regular dough!).
The chicken and sausage toppings help to turn this healthy mid-week treat into something more substantial, providing a great source of protein and vitamins.
Tray bakes are the key to a busy person’s life. You don’t need to spend much time on prep – you just need enough patience for the food to bake in the oven while you clean the house or rest. Tray bakes, therefore, are perfect for a midweek meal.
This tray bake recipe features roast chicken and Italian sausage, making for a highly flavorsome and meaty tray bake. You can get creative by throwing in random vegetables, too.
Serve with whatever you like, whether it’s mashed potatoes (or mashed sweet potatoes if you want to be super healthy) or on a bed of brown rice.
Gumbo is Louisiana’s state dish and a highly popular meal across the country, and for good reason. This chicken and sausage gumbo recipe is not only high in protein, but it’s also low in sugar and full of fiber, making it as healthy as it is comforting.
Served with a bed of rice, and this recipe doesn’t even go over 500 calories per serving.
So, there you have it! Turns out, there are multiple recipes that use up both chicken and sausages, all of which are as healthy as they are tasty. Enjoy!