This Skillet Balsamic Chicken Sausage and Peppers recipe is a delicious, quick & easy dinner that's ready in under 20 minutes. Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage is sautéed with garlic, onions, and peppers and coated with balsamic vinegar! It's my go-to healthy weeknight meal when I don't have a lot of time to cook, but still want a healthy and delicious dinner for my family!
Add 2 TBS olive oil, sausage, garlic and onion to a non-stick skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the sausage is lightly browned, stirring occasionally (5-7 minutes).
Add diced peppers and 2 additional tablespoons of olive oil. Stir until combined.
Cover and sauté until peppers are soft and slightly browned, stirring occasionally (about 5 minutes).
Add Italian seasoning, sea salt and pepper and stir to combine.
Add balsamic vinegar and stir until combined.
Cook, uncovered, until vinegar is thickened and the sausage/vegetable mixture is evenly coated, about 3-5 minutes.
Taste and adjust salt/pepper and balsamic vinegar, if desired.
Serve over pasta with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Chicken Sausage. Any sausage variety works! Just be sure to choose a variety that complies with your dietary needs! My favorite is Applegate Organic's sweet Italian sausage - but it's hard to find where I live, so Aidell's is my next chicken sausage of choice!
Olive Oil. Any neutral oil works well in this recipe! I prefer olive oil or avocado oil! I have also used flavor-infused olive oils and love the results when I do.
Balsamic Vinegar. An outstanding balsamic vinegar should be thick and naturally sweet. If your vinegar pours like water instead of like syrup and tastes sour then you do NOT have a quality product and your recipe will not turn out as delicious.