28 Chicken Sausage Recipes To Liven Up A Healthy Diet

If you’ve ever tried out any kind of diet, chances are you’ve gotten pretty bored of the same old cauliflower rice and vegetable soup recipes.

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Nowadays, though, there are plenty of ways to get the same delicious ingredients that you loved to eat before your diet and make them healthy.

28 Chicken Sausage Recipes To Liven Up A Healthy Diet

One of these ingredients is sausage, which is typically filled with fat and not very healthy. Chicken sausages, on the other hand, are low in fat and can be worked into just about any kind of healthy diet.

In this listicle, we’re going over some of the best healthy chicken sausage recipes on the internet to keep your diet fun and exciting!

1. Chicken Sausage And Broccoli Zucchini Pasta With Parmesan

The first chicken sausage recipe for our list is super healthy, loaded with delicious veggies, and still manages to deliver plenty of flavor.

Broccoli and zucchini are not two ingredients that are classically associated with delicious flavors but combined with the creamy parmesan cheese, they’ve been made into this wonderful chicken-based dish.

2. Sweet Potato Hash With Chicken Apple Sausage

Any kind of potato hash is a great way to start off your day but it can get pretty greasy and unhealthy.

Instead, why not try out this sweet potato hash? Not only does it use much healthier sweet potato, but also the less fatty chicken sausage instead of pork.

Not to mention, the inclusion of apple chicken sausage makes for an interesting fruity twist to the dish.

3. Grilled Chicken Sausages With Shredded Kale, Apple, And Hazelnut Salad

To keep your diet even healthier, why not try out a kale salad with grilled chicken sausage spread throughout?

The blend of seasonings and spices keeps the dish fresh and the apple and hazelnut provide an interesting and unique texture balance.

Like most salads, this is a very healthy dish so it could make the perfect addition to your diet.

4. Chicken Sausage Breakfast Bowl

Breakfast bowls are a big trend these days. This particular recipe makes use of grilled chicken, along with avocado and sweet potato, to keep it healthy, rather than greasy and fattening.

Quinoa is also a lovely addition to this dish because it doesn’t push up the calorie count too much and it still fills you up.

Of course, you can always make this dish for lunch or dinner but it’s a really refreshing way to start your day.

5. Broccolini Chicken Sausage, And Orzo Skillet

If you run a busy life, you don’t want to spend too much of your time cooking and cleaning for every meal. That’s why this recipe is perfect.

Because it’s all cooking in a single pan, it cuts down massively on clean-up time. In fact, you’ll only spend around 30 minutes preparing and cooking the dish in the first place.

Not to mention, the skillet itself is absolutely delicious; full of warm, comforting flavors that all blend together perfectly.

6. Spaghetti Squash Boats With Spicy Sausage

Spicy chicken sausage goes great with pasta and, with this recipe, you’ll be livening up the meal by serving it inside a hollowed-out squash boat.

This is something that the kids in your family will enjoy eating because of the novelty of the boats but is also super healthy, low in carbs, and low in fat.

However, as well as being healthy, these squash boats are pretty delicious so it’s definitely worth working them into your diet.

7. 3-Ingredient Sweet Potato And Brussels Sprout Hash With Chicken Sausage

Another hearty, rich chicken sausage recipe is this sweet potato hash. It’s also a breakfast dish that can be eaten for pretty much any meal of the day.

The brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes provide plenty of vitamins and minerals to make it a well-balanced meal, along with all of the protein in the chicken sausage.

Not to mention, this is another one-pot dish that requires minimal cooking time and minimal fuss with cleaning up after.

8. Breakfast Avocado Toast With Chicken Sausage And Poached Egg

One of the biggest food trends these days is avocado on toast. It’s a super healthy way to start the day and it tastes absolutely gorgeous!

That’s why it makes the perfect accompaniment to chicken sausage and poached eggs. This combination of ingredients blends together excellently for a creamy texture to balance out the crunchy toast.

Trust us when we say you’ll have a good day if you start it off with this meal!

9. Chicken Sausage Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower rice can be a pretty boring diet meal sometimes but it certainly is effective. It manages to fill you up properly with the meal but doesn’t add a great deal to your daily calorie count.

In fact, the chicken sausage is pretty much the unhealthiest ingredient in this dish, leaving plenty of room for delicious veggies.

10. Chicken Sausage, Brussels Sprouts, And Spiralized Sweet Potato Skillet

This is yet another great one-pot dish that makes good use of healthy ingredients, as well as chicken sausage.

Because it’s so healthy and easy to make, this recipe could easily become a part of your weekly meal plan.

In fact, you could easily include other ingredients that you have laying around in your kitchen. Feel free to get creative with it!

11. Sausage And Rice Casserole

If you’re looking for a simple, fast, and tasty meal to make with your chicken sausage, this could be the perfect recipe for you.

In only 30 minutes you could have this chicken sausage and rice casserole finished (see also ‘20 Delicious Sausage Casseroles To Get Your Tummy Rumbling‘). It’s full of warming, comforting flavors that will keep you coming back every week to make it again!

12. Chicken Sausage And Broccolini Pasta

We all know that pasta makes a great basis for a tasty meal but it can often be full of carbs and fats. However, this recipe manages to keep things light and healthy without compromising on flavor.

Broccolini is also a fun ingredient to include with the creamy sauce, making for an altogether heartwarming dish.

13. Easy Chicken Meatballs

A great way to repurpose your leftover chicken sausages is to take their meat out of the casing and turn them into meatballs.

With all of the delicious herbs and spices, you can add to the chicken meat mixture, you can end up with some really delicious meals based around these meatballs.

14. Healthy 20 Minutes Sheet Pan Sausage And Veggies

This recipe really is one of the most simple, healthy dishes you can get with chicken sausage. It only uses up a few simple ingredients but their flavors combine brilliantly to create a very hearty meal.

Sheet pan dishes have been the go-to recipes for parents with busy lives so why not give them a try?

15. Grilled Chicken Sausage, Spinach, And Mozzarella Pizza

Pizza is the world’s favorite food so it’s no wonder that it features somewhere on our list. While most pizzas are pretty unhealthy and can often be laden with grease and fat, this one manages to keep the calories count down.

The grilled chicken sausage and spinach fill you up plenty but still provide plenty of vitamins and minerals.

16. Grilled Chicken Sausage And Veggies Over Cauliflower Rice

Another cauliflower rice recipe for our list, this one allows the simplicity of each ingredient to shine through.

Instead of overfilling the rice with different spices and herbs, this recipe calls for a simple set of seasonings to pack the dish full of flavor without overcomplicating things.

17. Sheet-Pan Chicken And Shrimp

This simple sheet pan chicken recipe combines the delicious flavor of chicken with a seafood twist. Shrimp and chicken often go hand in hand so it’s not surprising that this dish turns out delicious!

It’s the perfect summer dish, packed full of light and aromatic ingredients.

18. Chicken Sausage And White Bean Stew

A French-themed chicken sausage dish, this one features a sauce so creamy and thick that you won’t believe how healthy it is!

You’ll be treated to a variety of ingredients that you probably don’t use all that often so this dish is definitely worth giving a try if you love trying new foods.

19. Chicken Sausage And Vegetable Pasta Skillet

Everyone loves the simplicity and convenience of a skillet recipe and everybody loves pasta so there’s no way you won’t love this dish!

Here, you’ll create a creamy sauce to accompany a series of vegetables and chicken sausage pieces, all intertwined with long pasta noodles.

It’s an Italian food lover’s dream!

20. One-Pot Spinach, Chicken Sausage, And Feta Pasta

This Greek-inspired pasta dish combines our favorite chicken sausage with creamy, crumbly feta cheese.

The whole thing can also be made in a single pot, making it super easy to cook and even to clean up afterward.

21. Chicken Sausage Breakfast Skillet With Sweet Potatoes

This rustic skillet recipe creates a dazzling display of delicious food that will make you want to dig in as soon as it’s ready!

A hot pot of chicken, sweet potatoes, and veggies, all topped off with some gooey fried eggs. What’s not to love?

22. Chicken Sausage Stew

A super simple recipe that will keep you coming back to make it every week is this gorgeous chicken sausage stew.

It has a rich tomato sauce, cannellini beans, veggies, and is topped off with some cheesy breadcrumbs.

Not only is it tasty but it can also be made in a single pot so requires minimal fuss with the clean-up!

23. Chicken Sausage And Peppers

Multi-colored bell peppers always make a meal seem more exciting, just from the dazzling display of color. That’s why this recipe is a treat for the eyes as well as a treat for the tongue.

It’s a really straightforward recipe. Simply roast all of the ingredients for certain periods of time in a single baking tray and you’ll have a wonderful meal to enjoy within an hour!

24. Sausage, Peppers, And Onion

Very similar to the previous recipe, this one includes a saucy element that melts all of the ingredients together wonderfully.

This sauce is also perfect for absorbing all of the flavors of each ingredient so that each bite is as delicious as the last.

It’s the perfect hearty dish for a cold winter’s evening.

25. Gnocchi With Spinach And Chicken Sausage

If you’ve never tried gnocchi before, you’ve been missing out on one of Italy’s greatest gifts to the world. It’s basically pasta made with finely mashed potatoes.

This recipe manages to capture the hearty, chewy texture of gnocchi and combine it with a deliciously creamy sauce. This is one of the best things you can do with chicken sausage!

26. Pasta Skillet With Chicken Sausage, Cheese, And Spinach

If you love gooey, stringy cheese all over your meal, this is definitely the dish for you. It’s the perfect way to create a messy pool of delicious flavors in one skillet.

The best part is that it can be made very quickly and you only need to clean up one pan after you’re done.

27. Italian Chicken Sausage Pasta

Pasta lovers will adore the creamy, rich sauce that coats this whole meal. The combination of chicken sausage, veggies, and spice makes for an electrifying bowl of food for dinner.

It’s also another one of those recipes that you can have finished in under half an hour, meaning it will definitely become one of your household favorites!

28. Ravioli With Apple Chicken Sausage

The final chicken sausage recipe on our list is another pasta dish. However, ravioli is one of the most delightful forms that pasta can come in, right?

If you can get your hands on some butternut squash ravioli and the other ingredients, you’ll be treated to a wonderfully creamy bowl of chicken-y goodness!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chicken Sausage Healthy?

Chicken, in general, is a pretty good meat for those on a diet. It doesn’t contain nearly as much fat as other meats so sausages made with chicken meat tend to be very healthy.

What Is Chicken Sausage Made out Of?

Chicken sausage is almost entirely made up of ground chicken meat. Typically, a butcher will grind up the dark meat from a chicken to make up the bulk of this ground meat.

They will also usually work some herbs, spices, and other seasonings into the sausages.


We hope you’ve enjoyed getting some inspiration for what to do with your leftover chicken sausages.

Chicken sausages are great for those who are on a diet or simply trying to lose some weight. They contain so much less fat than other meat sausages like pork so that translates to you gaining less fat as a result.

Not to mention, the flavor of chicken meat, in general, is something that most people can’t get enough of, so there’s no reason not to try it with your next meal!

Whichever recipe you choose from our list, we can guarantee it’ll be an enjoyable meal!

28 Chicken Sausage Recipes To Liven Up A Healthy Diet

28 Chicken Sausage Recipes To Liven Up A Healthy Diet

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If you’ve got some leftover chicken sausages you don’t know what to do with, check out our guide to the 28 best healthy chicken sausage recipes.

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