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Chicken Sausage with Apple Slaw Recipe

There's a big secret to cooking large sausages, and it's to keep the flame low or do a combo method of steam and grill. The problem with cooking large sausage is that the casing can burst fairly easily on high heat. So, if you're grilling outside on your BBQ grill, arrange half of your grill on low heat and the other half on medium. Let the sausage cook and get nice grill marks on the hotter side first, then move them over to the low heat, cover to finish cooking through.
If you're cooking on your stovetop, follow the instructions below in the recipe.
As for the dressing, I like to make it in a separate bowl first and then combine half of the dressing with the slaw ingredients first. Then I'll add in more to taste. The reason I do this is because then I can adjust, based on how much vegetable and fruit I have in the bowl (not all carrots are the same size!)
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 4


  • 8 chicken sausage links
  • 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup liquid: beer, water or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat or nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 large carrot, cut into julienne (or 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots)
  • 1-2 stalks celery, cut into julienne
  • 1 granny smith apple, cut into matchstick


  • To cook the sausage, grab a large frying pan or saute pan with lid. Turn heat to medium and swirl in the cooking oil. When hot, add the sausage and cook until all sides are browned. Pour in the liquid, cover immediately, turn heat to medium-low and let cook for 3-5 minutes until chicken sausage is cooked through.
  • To make the dressing, in a bowl,whisk together the yogurt, mustard, salt, honey, cider and poppy seeds.
  • In a large bowl, combine the carrots, celery and apple. Add half of the dressing, toss to combine and taste. Keep adding additional dressing until you get the desired flavor.
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