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Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Saute
with spinach / cranberry / pecan salad

Active: 25 minTotal: 25 min

This chicken sausage and broccoli rabe saute comes together in a flash for a quick, satisfying, one-pan dinner. Serve with a fresh salad with pecans for crunch and cranberries for a bit of sweetnes on the side.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Saute:
  • Broccoli rabe (also called rapini; sub broccoli florets) - 12 oz, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Sausage, chicken (preferably pre-cooked; sub any variety sausage) - 1 1/2 lb, casings removed (if applicable) and sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
Spinach, Cranberry, and Pecan Salad:
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 3 Tbsp
  • Spinach, baby - 4 oz
  • Pecan halves - 1/2 cup
  • Cranberries, dried - 1/2 cup

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Prep

  1. Make dressing - Whisk together vinegar, maple syrup and mustard. Add oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Broccoli rabe / Garlic / Sausage - Prep as directed. Store in separate containers. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

Make

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and to hot oil, add sausage and saute until golden brown, ~3 minutes for pre-cooked sausage (a few minutes longer for uncooked sausage). Add broccoli rabe and saute until bright green and tender, ~2 minutes (a few minutes longer for broccoli florets). Add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute until fragrant, ~1 minute more.
  2. Just before serving toss spinach, pecans and cranberries in dressing.
  3. Serve sausage saute with salad on the side and enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 112 reviews

I really like it, but it felt like there was a flavor missing.

By: Jeremy
Posted: Apr 01, 2016
Diet: Original

Used rigatoni, broccoli florets, vegan butter & added a little extra virgin olive oil at the end (a little too dry prior to the add). Really loved this one, especially for not having a sauce.

By: KJ
Posted: Mar 19, 2016
Diet: Original

Surprisingly good for a paste with no sauce. Loved the breadcrumb mixture.

By: Meagan
Posted: Mar 15, 2016
Diet: Original

I used Italian sausage: so good! And non dairy butter- worked nicely I just had to watch it carefully! One of my favorites! Also I'd love to sub boxed penne for freshly made homemade pasta!

By: Nicole
Posted: Mar 08, 2016
Diet: Original

I made it without the breadcrumbs and it was yummy! My kids loved it, which is awesome.

By: Livia
Posted: Mar 08, 2016
Diet: Original

Family liked it. Used a chicken Apple sausage and a double portion of frozen broccoli instead of broccoli rabe. Added onion powder and garlic powder, omitted red pepper flakes and reduced oil to 2 tsp of ghee. Wish I had added some white wine or something to make it have more of a sauce. To salad dressing: added 1/2 tsp salt, 2 to 3 tbsp of water, and reduced olive oil to 2 tsp.

By: Nichole
Posted: Mar 05, 2016
Diet: Paleo