Here’s dinner number two on my list of top store-bought fixings. This dinner takes about 15 minutes from start to finish! It comes in handy on those days when everyone’s in meltdown mode because they’re starving !
I have two favorite, gluten free, no nitrate, and overall good for you chicken sausages. First, is Roasted Red Pepper & Spinach from Casual Gourmet. I find these at – you guessed it – Costco!
I’ve also used Applegate Organics Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sausage. Both options work great, both are fully cooked, and both are good for you.
Chicken Sausage & Quinoa Dinner
1 package (4-6 sausages) roasted red pepper chicken sausage
1 onion, chopped
1 pint cherry tomatoes
5-8 fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
handful fresh spinach
1.5 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed
3 cups chicken stock (homemade or a good store bought chicken stock)
Bring chicken stock and quinoa to a boil, cover, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. While that’s working, slice sausage into diagonal chunks and saute along with the onion. When the onion’s translucent and caramelized toss in the cherry tomatoes until they burst, followed by the basil and spinach. Fluff cooked quinoa with a fork and toss together with the sausage and veggies. Serve warm with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.