The Product That Changed My Week Night Dinners
Buying groceries for one can be tough when you know everything has a timeline before it goes bad, but this newly discovered product can go so many ways I’m going to be grabbing a new package every week.
Introducing… Aidells Chicken Sausage.
Try not to freak out too much, but this sucker just saved your meal prep. These guys are pre-cooked (so you only have to sautee for like 8 minutes to have it prepared) and they are gluten free, no nitrates, and no extra hormones. PLUS, they have 180 calories and 12 grams protein per sausage link, and at a nice price of $4.98 for a pack of 4.
Here are some of my go-to recipes that I’ve added Aidell’s to as a protein source.
Pasta Aglio Et Olio (basically olive oil + garlic)
To adapt this recipe I use Barilla’s Whole Grain Pasta (I like the shells so they catch the garlic chunks.) I also add some onions or mushrooms when sautéing the garlic to add some more flavor. Then, once the veggies are sautéed down I add in an Aidell’s chicken sausage to bring some protein and additional flavor to the meal! It’s great to make one serving, or to make extras for leftovers!
Grain, Veggie, and Chicken Sausage Bowl
Aidell’s has a great recipe (pictured above) around a couscous bowl with fruit and sausage and nuts, but I don’t always have time to run to the store for all of those specific ingredients. I always keep quinoa or couscous and a variety of fresh veggies on hand for quick and easy dinners. Cooking the up some Near East Couscous (according to box instructions) or Ancient Harvest Quinoa (according to bag instructions) makes a nice base. Then I can sauté some vegetables, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, onions, peppers, brussels sprouts, anything I have on hand (bonus: here’s some quick tips on how to sauté veggies.) Then, I simply add in an Aidell’s chicken sausage for some protein!