Monday, November 17, 2014

Chicken Sausage Skillet with Apples and Cranberries

Category: Chicken
Difficulty Rating: Medium-Easy

This is a fantastic recipe I found online in the Paleo recipe section. Paleo diet people eat nothing that is refined or that has sugar in it. Or most dairy products. Or most grains. Or potatoes. And everything is supposed to be organic. I eat the same way except I allow dairy in my diet. No milk--but I do like butter and cheese in small quantities. This way of eating basically eliminates almost all allergens and chemicals from my food. Ha! You would think life lived this way would be really BLAH--but this recipe is good evidence that it is very tasty indeed! Common Sense Tip: Don't have apple cider vinegar? Rice wine vinegar will do. Yield: 4 servings (at least 2 sausages each)


2 T olive oil
8 fully cooked organic apple-chicken sausages (choose a no-sugar brand if possible)
1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
2 medium red or partially red apples (quartered and sliced)
4 C shredded cabbage
1 C fresh cranberries
1 1/2 T apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 T honey plus 1/2 t more if it isn't sweet enough for you
1 t minced fresh thyme ( I used dried)
1/2 t salt
1/4 t black pepper
1 T chopped fresh flat leaf parsley


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage and cook until browned on at least 2 sides. Transfer sausages to a plate and set aside. Wipe out skillet with paper towel to collect all burned particles. Stir in rest of the ingredients except parsley. Cover the skillet and cook until the vegetables are tender (but not mushy) and the liquid is evaporated...about 8-10 minutoes. Taste and add additional honey or salt and pepper as needed. Serve with sausage and parsley on top of warm vegies.

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