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Chicken Sausage Veggie Stir Fry

This Sausage Veggie Skillet is the ideal dinner: It's made in one pan with just 6 ingredients, it's ready in 25 minutes with 4 easy steps, and is so versatile! Serve it on its own for a low-carb dinner, or over rice or pasta. Customize the veggies to your liking, switch up the sausage, and cook it to your family's liking!

Apple sausage stir fry with vegetables in a bowl with a skillet nearby.

25 minute dinner

I absolutely LOVE these types of recipes, the kind that take just over 20 minutes to make and can be customized to use whatever ingredients you have on hand. My shrimp and sausage skillet or veggie and chorizo skillet are perfect examples of this.

For this recipe, I use bell peppers, zucchini, brussels sprouts, and onions as the veggie, and use chicken apple sausage links as the protein.

Close up of veggie and chicken sausage stir fry

Related recipe: Sweet Potato Sausage Hash

Chicken sausage dinner

The chicken apple sausage is usually sold fully cooked, making for a super quick dinner. Chicken sausage is lighter and less greasy than pork sausage, so it is a great option for a healthy sausage dinner. You can use any kind of chicken sausage you like. Another popular option that I see in stores is chicken sausage with feta, and chicken sausage with sun-dried tomato.

This is a GREAT dish to keep in mind if you're looking for recipes for chicken sausage.

Just a little garlic is all you need to add for flavor to this easy recipe, however you can always add a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce if you like. 

Ready to get started??

Related recipe: 25 Minute Chorizo Chickpea Stew

Ingredients

  • 2 red bell peppers, diced into chunks
  • 1 purple onion, diced into chunks (or use any onion)
  • 2 small zucchinis, sliced into ¼-inch rounds and then into half moons
  • 5 oz Brussels sprouts, cut in half or quartered if they're large (that's half of a 10-oz package, if your grocery store carries that size)
  • 4 chicken apple sausage links, sliced (cooked sausage links)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, for cooking
  • Optional garnish: sliced scallions, parsley, or cilantro
Ingredients to make chicken sausage veggie skillet

Related recipe: Garlic Chili Chicken and Peppers Skillet

Other ingredient ideas

Try adding or subbing yellow squash, green beans, sliced mushrooms, sugar snap peas or snow peas to the veggie mix!

Try this with spicy or sweet Italian sausage: just remove the sausage meat from the casing and brown the sausage in the skillet first, breaking it up with your spatula. Make sure to cook the sausage through.

Try other sliced fully cooked sausages, such as chorizo, kielbasa, Andouille sausage, chicken sausage with feta, or chicken sausage with sun-dried tomatoes.

Try adding some sauce, such as a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce.

Try adding some spice, with a generous pinch of Cajun seasoning.

Double the veggies if you want a lighter dish. Double the sausage if you want a more protein-rich dish.

The possibilities are endless!

Related recipe: Chicken Hearts with Mushrooms

Instructions

Step 1: Preheat your skillet over medium heat. Once your skillet is hot, add the oil, bell peppers, and onions.  Cook until softened, about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.

Bell peppers and onions sautéing in a cast iron skillet

Step 2: Add the brussels sprouts and zucchini. Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more oil if the vegetables burn or stick to the pan.

Vegetable stir fried in a cast iron skillet

Step 3: Add in the sausage. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

Cast iron skillet with vegetables and chicken sausage stir fry

Step 4: Add the minced garlic last. Stir this into your skillet mixture for about 1 minute to release the flavors of the garlic, but not burn it. Remove from heat and serve warm and garnishing with fresh herbs, if using.

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Overhead shot of bowl with chicken and vegetable stir fry.
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5 from 5 votes

6-Ingredient Sausage Veggie Skillet

Just 25 minutes and easy steps to make this easy Chicken Sausage Stir Fry with veggies! Read the notes for ingredient substitution ideas. Make sure to prep all the ingredients before starting to cook, because this recipe cooks quickly!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 red bell peppers diced into chunks
  • 1 purple onion diced into chunks (or use any onion)
  • 2 small zucchinis sliced into ¼-inch rounds and then into half moons
  • 5 oz Brussels sprouts cut in half or quartered if they're large
  • 4-6 chicken apple sausage links sliced (make sure to use cooked sausage links)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Optional garnish: chopped fresh scallions, parsley, or cilantro

Special equipment

  • Large skillet

Instructions

  • Preheat your skillet over medium heat. Once your skillet is hot, add the oil, bell peppers, and onions. Cook until softened, about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the brussels sprouts and zucchini. Cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add more oil if the vegetables burn or stick to the pan.
  • Add the sausage. Cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the minced garlic and stir for about 1 minute to release the flavors of the garlic, but not burn it. Remove from heat and serve warm, garnishing with fresh herbs, if using.

Notes

  • Try adding or subbing yellow squash, green beans, sliced mushrooms, lightly steamed broccoli, sugar snap peas or snow peas to the veggie mix!
  • Try this with spicy or sweet Italian sausage: just remove the sausage meat from the casing and brown the sausage in the skillet first, breaking it up with your spatula. Make sure to cook the sausage through.
  • Try other sliced fully cooked sausages, such as chorizo, kielbasa, Andouille sausage, chicken sausage with feta, or chicken sausage with sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Try adding some sauce, such as a drizzle of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce. Try adding some spice, with a generous pinch of Cajun seasoning.
  • Double the veggies if you want a lighter dish. Double the sausage if you want a more protein-rich dish.
  • For a gluten-free stir fry, make sure your chicken sausage is gluten-free and don't add any sauces.
  • Serve on its own for a low-carb meal, or over rice or pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 246kcal (12%) | Carbohydrates: 17g (6%) | Protein: 16g (32%) | Fat: 14g (22%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (15%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg (20%) | Sodium: 891mg (37%) | Potassium: 565mg (16%) | Fiber: 4g (16%) | Sugar: 8g (9%) | Vitamin A: 2627IU (53%) | Vitamin C: 128mg (155%) | Calcium: 44mg (4%) | Iron: 2mg (11%)

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