Chicken Apple Sausage with Roasted Green Beans (Serves 1-2)
When I discovered how much I liked Chorizo Sausage, I started investigating the meat case at Whole Foods Market in search of more sausage. Most varieties included sugar or soy, but not “Hans Raw Chicken Apple Sausage:” Just skinless chicken, roasted apple, cinnamon, red pepper, black pepper, sage, salt, and natural lamb casing. Apple and cinnamon are surprisingly good in sausage. Paired with roasted green beans, it makes a great meal.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
1 or 2 handfuls of fresh green beans
1/2 to 1 pound of chicken apple sausage
Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Rinse green beans, snap off damaged ends, and pull any strings to get them ready to eat.
Directions: Melt 1 or 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in a Dutch oven. Add green beans. Dust green beans with salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste. Toss to distribute oil and spices evenly. Bake in oven 20-25 minutes.
About 10-15 minutes before the green beans are done, heat grill-pan or skillet over medium heat. Lay the sausage in the hot grill-pan and let that side sear until brown. Turn with tongs and let the second side sear. Keep turning until the sausage is brown on all sides. Transfer meat to a plate to rest. The green beans should be ready. Transfer to a plate and eat!
Note: I used extra virgin olive oil the first time I roasted green beans, but decided to try coconut oil this time. I liked it, but am not sure I like it better than olive oil. I may have to go back and forth between the oils for a while to figure out which I prefer.
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