Chicken and Sausage Main Dish Recipes

Pair chicken and sausage to make robust one-dish meals that are guaranteed family-pleasers.

  • Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
    William Meppem

    Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

    Jambalaya is a classic Creole rice dish typically containing tomato, onion, and green peppers plus some type of meat, seafood, or poultry. The andouille sausage accompanying the chicken adds a kick.
  • Chicken Pizza
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Chicken Pizza

    Forget delivery! Serve homemade Chicken Pizza instead. Chicken, sweet Italian sausage, cremini mushrooms, fontina cheese, and sliced red bell pepper are just a few of the ingredients we used to dress this dish up.
  • Cajun Chicken Cassoulet
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck

    Cajun Chicken Cassoulet

    Cajun Chicken Cassoulet is our Southern take on the classic slow-cooked French dish. In this one-pot meal, we incorporate Cajun ingredients such as smoked sausage, seasoning, and sliced okra--and our cassoulet doesn't cook all day.
  • Chicken Soup with Cabbage and Apple
    Photo: Sang An; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

    Chicken Soup with Cabbage and Apple

    Chicken Soup with Cabbage and Apple is the definition of hearty in a bowl. Earthy green cabbage mingles with moist shredded chicken, chicken sausage, and broth-soaked potatoes. Tart, crunchy apple slices add a fruity counterpoint to this German-inspired soup.
  • Chicken-and-Collards Pilau
    Photo: Greg Dupree; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

    Chicken-and-Collards Pilau

    Chicken, rice, and greens fill one soulful pot in our family-friendly take on a Lowcountry staple. Quick-cooking basmati rice helps turn this recipe into dinner in no time and stays fluffy throughout the entire cooking process.
  • Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

    Jambalaya is a classic Creole dish that combines rice with a variety of other ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and some type of meat or shellfish. This easy one-dish meals features both smoked sausage and shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Chicken and Chorizo Paella
    Photo: Kate Mathis; Styling: Paul Grimes

    Chicken and Chorizo Paella

    This easy version of the traditional Spanish rice dish features both chicken and chorizo mixed in with the rice, peas and tomato.
  • Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Breadcrumbs
    Randy Mayor

    Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Italian Sausage and Breadcrumbs

    Take boneless chicken breast halves to a new level by stuffing them with a savory sausage-onion filling.
  • Chicken Cassoulet
    Charles E. Walton IV

    Chicken Cassoulet

    Slightly resembling a casserole, a cassoulet is a classic French dish of white beans and meats such as poultry, pork, or sausage.
  • Chicken-and-Sausage Gumbo

    Chicken-and-Sausage Gumbo

    If you're not a fan of seafood, this land-lover's gumbo of chicken and sausage is the recipe for you. It's thickened with a traditional roux and accented with Creole seasoning and hot sauce.
  • Chicken-and-Smoked Sausage Pilau

    Chicken-and-Smoked Sausage Pilau

    A pilau, also know as a pilaf, is a rice dish flavored with other ingredients such as chopped vegetables, meats, poultry and seafood. This hearty one-dish meal has chicken, smoked sausage, celery, onion, and carrot.
  • Strolling-Through-the-Holidays Stroganoff

    Strolling-Through-the-Holidays Stroganoff

    Usually thought of as a beef dish, this stroganoff contains a mixture of chicken, sausage and shrimp that's stirred into a creamy mushroom sauce and served over rice.
  • Chicken, Sausage, and Rice Soup
    Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

    Chicken, Sausage, and Rice Soup

    Pair hot turkey Italian sausage and chicken thighs with chopped veggies and boil-in-bag rice for an easy, hearty soup that's perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Chicken-Tasso-Andouille Sausage Gumbo
    Ralph Anderson; Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Chicken-Tasso-Andouille Sausage Gumbo

    Tasso is a spicy smoked cut of pork or beef that's popular in many Cajun dishes. Here it joins chicken thighs and andouille sausage in a classic gumbo.
  • Shortcut Chicken Cassoulet
    James Carrier

    Shortcut Chicken Cassoulet

    A traditional cassoulet is often chilled overnight and then baked for a couple of hours. In this shortcut version, the chicken, sausage, and vegetables are cooked separately in a skillet and then combined with the beans and broth for a 5-minute simmer.
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