Chicken Sausage Skillet – 5 SmartPoints

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One thing I love is kielbasa, sausage or a brat. When I saw there was chicken sausage I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t think it would be nearly as good as the “real” thing. Once I finally tried it I was pleasantly surprised! It has a ton of flavor and it is way better for you.

This is the kind I bought:


This ended up being the perfect weeknight meal. With the kids back in school I wanted something quick, easy and yummy. It accomplished all three! I used Ore-Ida diced hash browns. This helped me save time because I didn’t have to peel and dice potatoes.

Chicken Sausage Skillet

Yield: 4 servings (1 heaping cup per serving) 5 SmartPoints each.


  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups Ore-Ida diced hash browns
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 links chicken cheddar sausage, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth


  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil. Add onion and minced garlic. Stir for one minute, then add the frozen potatoes, salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and cook on medium-low for 7 minutes, stirring once half way through.
  2. Add bell pepper, chicken sausage, spinach, chicken broth and paprika. Cook until sausage is heated through and spinach is thoroughly cooked (about 5 minutes).

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