Beginner Chefs: Cooking with Chicken Sausage

Chicken sausage is a flavorful and versatile protein that can be used to complete any meal! Yes, even breakfast! At True Story Foods, we take pride in creating wholesome, delicious chicken sausage from only the freshest ingredients. Our farmers are dedicated to raising their animals in healthy, natural ways; keeping out antibiotics and unwanted chemicals. We are often asked what the best ways to cook and serve our sausages are, and we wanted to share some of our favorite ideas with you.

All of our chicken sausages have been crafted in our kitchen for three generations! From sweet and savory to bold and spicy, we offer a broad range of chicken sausages to meet all of your mealtime wants and needs. You can take your pick from any of these delectable chicken sausage options:

Organic Apple & Wildflower Honey Chicken Sausage

Organic Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage

Organic Mild Italian Pork Sausage

Organic Sriracha Jalapeño Chicken Sausage

Organic Spicy Italian Pork Sausage

How to Cook Our Chicken Sausage:

When it comes to how to cook chicken sausage, your options are nearly limitless! Most chicken sausages, like True Story Foods chicken sausage, are precooked, making prep a breeze. Throw your chicken sausages in a pan and give them a good sear or throw them on the grill for a smokier flavor. When cooking in a pan or on the grill, we like to add a touch of water to the pan, turning the sausages a couple of times while they’re heating to make sure they’re thoroughly cooked through. You can cook them whole or cut them into coin-like pieces. 

When cooking on the stovetop or grill, you’ll know when the chicken sausage links are ready when they darken in color, and the casings become taut. Cooking them on the grill will also cause beautiful grill marks! 

Best Chicken Sausage Recipes

We love cooking with chicken sausage! It’s so easy and effortless to add this nutritious protein option to the dishes you already love. Here are just a few of our absolute favorite healthy chicken sausage meal ideas.

Sweet Italian Sausage Tacos

This recipe includes how to make your own gluten-free, dairy-free taco shells! Choose your favorite True Story Foods chicken sausage and then pile on the toppings! 

Spicy Baked Beans with Sausage

Here’s an example of how to use chicken sausage to spice up one of your sides. This dish is the perfect accompaniment for summer BBQs and work potlucks. 

Italiano Sausage 

Sometimes the best way to eat a chicken sausage is on a bun surrounded by your favorite accompaniments. This recipe recommends adding sliced veggies and mozzarella and pairing the whole thing with a torpedo roll. Yum.  

Which Food and Wines Pair Well with Chicken Sausage?

There is an endless amount of foods that pair well with chicken sausage, but you must first decide which style of sausage you want to use; is it Wildflower Honey, Sweet Italian, or Sriracha Jalapeño kind of night? For whole sausages, we recommend serving bean or potato-based dishes and steamed or baked fresh cut vegetables. When it comes to dishes where you’ll be incorporating your chicken sausage into your meal, we suggest rice or pasta-based dishes, salads, or stir-fry recipes. Honestly, chicken sausage is an easy and convenient way of adding a touch of wholesome protein to any spread! 

As you can see, chicken sausage is a versatile entree option that lends itself well to any number of meals, but what about drinks? Chicken sausage is an excellent choice for your more formal affairs as it’s easy to prepare for a large group but still exceptionally tasteful. If you’re looking for a wine pairing to go with your chicken sausage, we recommend any of the following spirits. Bear in mind that the different flavors of chicken sausage will influence your final wine choice of course. Our topic choices include Zinfandels, Petite Sirahs, and dry whites.

Find Your Perfect Chicken Sausage with True Story Foods

Whether you prefer the sweeter side of chicken sausage or are looking for a truly fiery taste, you can find a sausage that will please everyone at the table with True Story Foods. We offer a diverse range of organic chicken sausages; all of which are gluten-free, antibiotic-free, and certified USDA organic. Pull up a chair, because we’re ready to serve some delicious meals. 

 

Written by Olivia Granata of @nuttyliv

 

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