Chicken Sausage with Charred Peppers and Onions

December of 2010

Prep time: 15 Minutes

Cook time: 25 Minutes

Makes: 6 Servings


Nonstick cooking spray
2 medium red bell peppers, quartered lengthwise and seeded
2 medium yellow bell peppers, quartered lengthwise and seeded
2 large red onions, root ends intact, each cut into 8 wedges
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons slivered fresh basil
8 3-ounce fully cooked Italian-flavored chicken sausages


Heat a grill to medium and coat with cooking spray. Grill the bell peppers and onions 12 to 15 minutes, turning 2 or 3 times, until charred and tender.

Combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Add the vegetables and the basil; toss well.

Place the sausages on grill and cook 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until heated through and grill marks appear. Slice sausages in half at a sharp angle and transfer to a large platter. Serve with peppers and onions alongside.

Nutrition facts per serving:
266 calories, 20g protein, 14g carbohydrate, 14g fat (3.3g saturated), 2g fiber

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