Roasted Chicken Sausage, Apples, Leeks and Parsnips

Looking for a quick and healthy dinner that warms the soul? This Roasted Chicken Sausage, Apples, Leeks and Parsnips hits the spot on a cold winter night.  Roasted Chicken Sausage, Apples, Leeks and Parsnips

I was having one of those nights where I was starving, and looking aimlessly in the fridge.  I wanted something that would be warm and cozy, but wouldn’t make me feel guilty for eating it.  You never know how “experiment” dinners will turn out, but this one passed the test; in fact I could see this being a regular weekly meal.  I hope you enjoy this Roasted Chicken Sausage, Apples, Leeks and Parsnips as much as we did!

 

Ingredients: 

1 12 oz Package Sweet Chicken Sausage (I choose Apple with Maple)

1 Leek, cleaned and cut 4″ pieces

2 Apples, cored and sliced (I used Honeycrisp)

2 Parsnips, peeled and chopped

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or Coconut Oil

2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar

1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

 

Pre-heat the oven to 425*.

Spray a large baking pan or casserole dish with a bit of non-stick cooking spray.  Peel and chop the parsnips into pieces (I did shoestrings).  Clean and chop the leeks into half then into 4″ pieces; then core and slice the apples into 1/2 wedges.  Add all of the produce into the pan.  Toss all the produce with the olive oil and apple cider vinegar then bake in the oven for about 20 min.

 

Apples and Leeks

 

Remove from the oven, and toss the leek, apple, parsnip mixture.  Add the cinnamon, chicken sausage then return to the oven to finish cooking approximately 15 min or until the apples and parsnips are tender.

 

Roasted Chicken Sausage, Apples, Leeks and Parsnips

 

If you didn’t have chicken sausage you could really add whatever your favorite sausage is or even chicken breasts.  When you have just about  5 min remaining add the maple syrup to help caramelize  and pull all of the flavors together.

 

Roasted Chicken Sausage, Apples, Leeks and Parsnips

Roasted Chicken Sausage, Apples, Leeks and Parsnips
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Gluten Free
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Serves: 4
 
Looking for a quick and healthy dinner that warms the soul? This Roasted Chicken Sausage, Apples, Leeks and Parsnips hits the spot on a cold winter night.
Ingredients
  • 1 12 oz Package Sweet Chicken Sausage (I choose Apple with Maple)
  • 1 Leek, cleaned and cut 4" pieces
  • 2 Apples, cored and sliced (I used Honeycrisp)
  • 2 Parsnips, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ Cup Maple Syrup
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425*.
  2. Spray a large baking pan or casserole dish with a bit of non-stick cooking spray. Peel and chop the parsnips into pieces (I did shoestrings). Clean and chop the leeks into half then into 4" pieces; then core and slice the apples into ½ wedges. Add all of the produce into the pan. Toss all the produce with the olive oil and apple cider vinegar then bake in the oven for about 20 min.
  3. Remove from the oven, and toss the leek, apple, parsnip mixture. Add the cinnamon, chicken sausage then return to the oven to finish cooking approximately 15 min or until the apples and parsnips are tender. If you didn't have chicken sausage you could really add whatever your favorite sausage is or even chicken breasts. When you have just about 5 min remaining add the maple syrup to help caramelize and pull all of the flavors together.

 

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