Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet

This Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet is filled with flavorful sweet apple chicken sausage, zucchini, bell peppers, and tender tomatoes in a delightful Italian seasoning blend. This one pan dinner is made in less than 20 minutes and provides ample protein and greens for a well-rounded meal.

The Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet cooked, and ready to serve.

This Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet is a super quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe, that your whole family can enjoy. You guys, I can’t help myself. I am obsessed with making life easier with these tasty and simple one pan dinners. You will thank me later 🙂

Is chicken sausage healthy?

If you are going to use ‘healthy’ and ‘sausage’ in the same sentence, the way to go is definitely with chicken! Chicken sausage, and the one we used in-particular, is so much lower in fat and sodium than a traditional pork sausage. In this sweet apple chicken sausage, there is a whopping 12 grams of protein! There is no trans fat and only 9 grams of carbohydrates. This sausage is a great option when going for something healthy without sacrificing taste!

Where can I buy apple chicken sausage?

You can find chicken sausage, and this Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage, at most grocery stores. Walmart is a great source for chicken sausage as well as Winn-Dixie, Publix, Krogers and HEB. It will be located in the same spot as all other sausage. Typically, there are only 2-5 choices, but they are usually all great options!

The ingredients laid out for the Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet.

Ingredients for our Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet:

  • Apple Chicken Sausage
  • Yellow Bell Pepper
  • Spinach
  • Zucchini
  • Garlic
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Italian Seasoning

How to make our Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet:

First, place a large 12″ skillet on a burner and turn to medium-high heat. Place the dice chicken sausage links in the skillet. Cook for 5-6 minutes, flipping a few times. While the sausage is cooking, dice the zucchini, bell pepper, and sweet onion.

A skillet with diced chicken sausage in it next to a cutting board with all the diced vegetables and loose spinach leaves.

After 5-6 minutes, put all the veggies in the skillet with the sausage. Cook for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, and watching as the onions become translucent.

A gray skillet with diced chicken sausage, bell peppers, onions, and zucchini.

After the veggies are tender, add the spinach, tomatoes, and minced garlic. Stir to completely combine all the ingredients.

The zucchini mixture in a skillet with added spinach, diced cherry tomatoes, and minced garlic.

Last, sprinkle the ingredients with the Italian seasoning and stir. Cook for another 3 minutes, until spinach is wilted. Serve hot and enjoy!

The Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet with the Italian Seasoning on top before being mixed.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet

Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet

This Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet is filled with flavorful sweet apple chicken sausage, zucchini, bell peppers, and tender tomatoes in a delightful Italian seasoning blend.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 4 cooked chicken sausages, sliced
  • 2 Zucchinis, diced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 Cups Spinach


    1. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add sliced apple-smoked chicken sausage.
    2. Cook sausage for 5 minutes, flipping frequently.
    3. Reduce heat to medium. Add diced zucchini, onion and bell pepper. Cook and stir until the onion is translucent and peppers and zucchini are tender, about 10 minutes.
    4. Add the spinach, cherry tomatoes, minced garlic and Italian seasoning. Stir and cook for an additional 2 minute, until spinach is wilted.
    5. Serve and enjoy!

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