If you like the sound of a simple, fresh and fast weeknight dinner meal and you like bell peppers then this one is for you! (Sorry mom, I know how you feel about bell peppers!)
Although, the beauty of this meal is it is so stinking easy! You could literally swap any flavor of chicken sausage with any vegetables and go with or without rice. Talk about versatile, you can use anything you have sitting in your fridge!
I was going for a “sweet and sour” vibe when I thought this one up. Which, I’ll be honest… it is definitely not comparable to sweet & sour chicken. BUT, it is fresh and delicious and pretty darn healthy, too!
One of these days, I will get my shit together and start adding nutrition facts again. Until then, if you are trying to count calories or cut carbs, leave the rice out of this one. It will be just as tasty without our grainy little friends.
Chicken Sausage and Bell Pepper Saute
1 package of chicken sausage, sliced thin – I used Aidell’s pineapple and bacon chicken sausage because I knew it would pair well with bell peppers.
2 red bell peppers, cut into ½ inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into ½ inch pieces
½ white onion cut into ½ inch pieces (do you see a theme here?)
¼ cup teriyaki seasoning sauce
1 cup white rice
1 ½ cups water
- In a small saucepan, add 1 cup of rice + 1 ½ cups water and heat over high heat until boiling.
- Cover with lid then turn heat down to low and let simmer for 20 minutes.
- While the rice is cooking, heat 1 tbs olive oil over medium heat. Add chicken sausage and saute until browned.
- Remove chicken sausage from heat and set aside.
- Add bell peppers and onion to the pan. Let cook for 2 minutes, then add the teriyaki sauce.
- Once bell peppers are soft and onion is translucent, add the chicken sausage back into the pan and mix. Remove from heat and set aside.
- When rice is done, remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes then uncover and fluff.
- Add rice and sausage/bell peppers to a plate. Add soy sauce for taste. Let your taste buds dance while you sit back and relax, thinking about how easy that meal was to throw together!