Friday, January 20, 2012

More chicken sausage -- this time with spinach!

So, why another chicken sausage meal you may ask?  Well, I have currently been living off of the stuff.  My apartment is undergoing renovations and I don't have a full kitchen to work with right now.  Pots & pans are stored in one part of the apartment, seasonings are stored in another place, food is in another place, and I have to gather everything together and pull a Rachel Ray by carrying it all to the kitchen (which is down a flight of stairs and in a completely OTHER place) to even prepare a meal.  Therefore, chicken sausage has been my savior.  It is low in fat, filling, and the best part is that it is fully cooked already AND comes in many different varieties, all extremely flavorful, so I use that as the seasoning on my veggies.

I promise, SOON, I will have non-chicken sausage recipes for you all.  Until then, this is still yummy!

Spinach & Chicken Sausage
Makes: 2 servings
Weight Watchers PointsPlus (per serving): 8 (easily lowered by using less Panko & Parmesan!)

4 links Spinach & Garlic chicken sausage
2 cups cooked spinach
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup whole wheat Panko breadcrumbs
2 Teaspoons olive oil

Step 1: In a dry pan, over medium heat, add your panko breadcrumbs to the pan and toast stir them continually with a wooden spatula to toast.  Toast until they are all a light brown color.  Then, set aside off of heat.  Add Parmesan cheese to the toasted breadcrumbs and mix.

Step 2:  Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to your pan to a big pan over medium heat.  Add your spinach and toss continually to wilt the spinach down (6-8 minutes).  Drain any existing water from spinach.  I used one big bag of fresh spinach but you could also use as much or as little as you want.  With Weight Watchers PointsPlus, spinach is a 0 point vegetable so if you want to make this a BIGGER dish, by all means, add more spinach!  Then, set aside.

Step 3:  Add other 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan, then add sliced chicken sausage.  If you bought fully cooked chicken sausage, just cook until they are golden brown.

Step 4:  Return spinach to the pan and toss with the chicken sausage.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and breadcrumb mixture, give it a final toss.  And serve!!

It is amazing how much spinach wilts!
A meal in progress.
A meal that includes breadcrumbs and cheese has to be good!
Finished product. Bon appetite!

1 comment:

  1. Delicious recipe- good call adding the breadcrumbs..I never would have thought to do so!