Chicken Apple Sausage: A Healthy Way to Eat Sausages

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For many years consumers have been shying away from commercially-manufactured sausages due to their fat content, and fearing what makers have dumped into the mixture. But what if you can make your healthy and delectable homemade sausages and create your own chicken apple sausage?

Chicken, onions, leeks and lemon can make for scrumptiously lean and moist sausage recipes. Although the instructions accompanying the recipe may look tiring, it will not be long before you realize that it is not difficult at all. If you cannot get sausage casings, use plastic wraps when poaching. This mixture is also helpful for poached meatballs in broth.

Allot an hour for mixture preparation and forty minutes for cooking. Assemble the following ingredients: 1 large apple, 2 pieces of leeks, 1 medium-sized onion, ¼ parsley, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable, canola or olive oil, forcemeat, ½ lbs. ground chicken breast, salt, white pepper, lemon, 1 lb. chicken thigh meat, pastry case (#8), sausage casings, ¼ cup mustard, ¼ cup sour cream, and 2 cups lingonberry preserves, and ½ cup crushed ice,

Garnishing:

• Cut the leek’s green portion and blanch in salted boiling water for 2 minutes until tenderized. Take out of the water and squeeze out excess liquid. Dice them.
• Chop apple into ¼ inch dice.
• Dice the onion and the parsley.
• Preheat oil. Add the leek, apples, parsley and onion. Sauté until golden brown. Pour on the mixture into a bowl. Let cool and refrigerate.

Preparing Farce:

• Process the meat, white pepper, and salt together into a food processor for half an hour.
• Drop the crush ice into the operating food processor. Continue processing for 3 minutes. Transfer the farce into a medium-size bowl and refrigerate.

Assembling the sausage:

• Cut leg meat into ¼ inch cubes. Zest lemon. Combine the farce, apple garnish and lemon juice into a bowl. Add in the cubed chicken and mix well.
• Tie one end of the casing. Put mixture into a pastry case. Pipe the mixture into the sausage casing and tie the other end.
• Squeeze the sausage after every four inches for these sausage recipes to separate the mixture. Twist at those points to get desired sausage length.
• Poach them in a pan for 15 minutes. Take out and cook in the oven for 12 minutes until browned.
• Add sour cream and mustard. Spoon mustard sauce in every plate in a decorative way. Garnish with lingonberry before serving.
• Serve.

These are great tasting sausage recipes that your family will surely enjoy. Prepare them during anniversaries, birthdays and holidays, or even a typical weeknight. Children will love the combination of herbs and the sweet taste of apples. They can munch on these delicious and healthy dishes without the parents worrying about the health aspect. The preparation and cooking itself can be enjoyable for the one making the dish. Trust us when we tell you that these savory dishes are worth the time and effort.