chicken sausage with cabbage and apples

The weather still hasn’t made quite enough of a change to call it fall here in Texas but that’s not stopping me from cooking that way. We’ve been incredibly busy around here, traveling form home, to the ranch, to Dallas and back and it seems like I haven’t seen my kitchen in weeks. A couple of days ago while in the big D, I stopped by one of my favorite stores, you guessed it Whole Foods, and picked up some fresh made chicken and apple sausages. The only thought in my mind was this fall dish that is one of our family’s favorite one pot meals.

With all the flavors of fall, this Chicken Sausage with Cabbage and Apples is a supper easy and simple one dish meal that always has me wanting more. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Chicken Sausage with Cabbage and Apples serves 4 

    • 1/2 head green cabbage, shredded
    • 2 granny smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
    • 1/4 cup pecans
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    • 1 Tbs fresh sage, chopped
    • 1 Tbs fresh thyme, chopped
    • 1/2 cup chicken stock
    • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
    • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
    • 4 to 6 chicken apple sausages*
* I use a fresh ground chicken apple sausage without nitrates or preservatives from the butcher. If you can’t find chicken apple sausage at your local grocery store you can find it at a specialty store such as Whole Foods or Central Market. A mild flavored turkey or chicken sausage can be substituted but a spicy or Italian sausage is not preferred for this dish.
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large casserole or baking dish, place and spread the cabbage along the bottom of the dish. On top of the cabbage, evenly scatter the apple slices and then the pecans and cranberries.
Sprinkle the sage and thyme over the cabbage and apples.
Next, pour the chicken stock and apple cider vinegar over the cabbage. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Lay the sausages over the cabbage and apples, pressing down lightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil and place in the oven. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the sausages are cooked and the cabbage is soft.
Remove foil and serve. Pair with any seasonal fall side like roasted pumpkin with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Chicken Sausage with Cabbage and Apples serves 4 
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 granny smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbs fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 Tbs fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 4 to 6 chicken apple sausages*
* I use a fresh ground chicken apple sausage without nitrates or preservatives from the butcher. If you can’t find chicken apple sausage at your local grocery store you can find it at a specialty store such as Whole Foods or Central Market. A mild flavored turkey or chicken sausage can be substituted but a spicy or Italian sausage is not preferred for this dish.
1.Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large casserole or baking dish, place and spread the cabbage along the bottom of the dish. On top of the cabbage, evenly scatter the apple slices and then the pecans and cranberries.
2.Sprinkle the sage and thyme over the cabbage and apples.
3.Next, pour the chicken stock and apple cider vinegar over the cabbage. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4.Lay the sausages over the cabbage and apples, pressing down lightly. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover tightly with foil and place in the oven. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the sausages are cooked and the cabbage is soft.
5.Remove foil and serve.

    Comments

  • Ally


    Homerun! Love it!

  • Diane {Created by Diane}


    this looks wonderful and is so colorful!

  • foodie @ tastingspot


    love the sausages… they look delicious… nice pictures

  • Tickled Red


    Girl! That looks comfy and mouthwatering all at the same time :D I’m headed your way.

  • Carrie


    This looks amazing and completely fall. It’s the same story where I am, too….doesn’t feel like fall, but it looks like it and I’m sure cooking like it :) This is beautiful.

    • In Sock Monkey Slippers


      Thanks! Finally, it was 86° yesterday and it felt a little like fall. Hopefully we are on the right track but I know what you mean! Maybe I’ll just start wearing sweaters and trick my mind into thinking it is a lot cooler than it is. I’ll be the crazy sweater lady walking the street if you need to find me.

  • Bev


    Fantastic! I have apples, cranberries and sausages, I just need cabbage! Dinner! (Autumn has reached us in the pacific northwest – but I am a Louisiana native, so I know what you are talking about!)

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