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

Active: 25 min Total: 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
Metric
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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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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)

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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

Ratings

Original (224)
Gluten-free (12)
Paleo (16)
Vegetarian (15)

Most Helpful

I thought this dish was pretty good. After reading everyone's comments about the dryness, I added a tablespoon of butter to the pasta, and then added some white wine and parmesan. It worked out pretty well.

By: Emily
Posted: Aug 09, 2016
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

113 reviews

Really delicious and easy!

By: Talia
Posted: Feb 09, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Liked it a lot! Added some lemon juice and parm cheese! Delicious

By: Laurey
Posted: Jun 29, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was so easy and it came together very well.

By: Sundi
Posted: Feb 09, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Good but won't make again

By: Christina
Posted: Nov 30, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Too dry and not really flavorful

By: Mary
Posted: Aug 26, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I thought this dish was pretty good. After reading everyone's comments about the dryness, I added a tablespoon of butter to the pasta, and then added some white wine and parmesan. It worked out pretty well.

By: Emily
Posted: Aug 09, 2016
Diet: Original
1 Helpful