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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

{Chicken Sausage Skillet with Peppers and Onions}

Guys, I have a confession to make... Derek and I still have our Christmas tree up, and all our Christmas decorations!  I just haven't had the time (or energy) to take them down, and I still feel like I am playing catch up from the holidays.  Anyone else feel like that?  Or is it just me?

Anyways, these days I am all about simple meals with big flavors.  The type of meal you can make in one pan and take under 20 minutes to prepare.  That way I can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying a lovely meal with Derek.  

This delicious Chicken Sausage Skillet with Peppers and Onions has become a favorite for Derek and I and has been making a regular appearance in my weekly menu planning.  I love how simple yet delicious this meal is and absolutely love all the bright colors this dish offers.  I use spicy chicken sausage, because I absolutely love spice and by Trader Joe's Frozen Organic Brown Rice to help keep this meal quick and simple!  

Chicken Sausage Skillet with Peppers and Onions
Brunch N'Cupcakes 
Serves 4-6

1 Package Chicken Sausage Sliced (Pack of 5, I use Trader Joe's Jalapeno Chicken Sausage) 
1 - 15 Oz Can Fire Roasted Tomatoes - Undrained
1 Yellow Pepper Roughly Chopped (or any color you like) 
1 Onion Roughly Chopped 
2 Cups Spinach 
1 Cup Black Beans 
1-2 Bags Trader Joe's Frozen Organic Brown Rice (or quinoa)

1- In a large skillet coated with cooking spray saute peppers and onions until tender, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic to skillet and cook an additional 2 minutes. 
2- Add chicken sausage to skillet and saute for 5-8 minutes until chicken sausage is warmed through and slightly browned. 
3- Carefully pour tomatoes and black beans into the skillet and stir until well incorporated with the peppers, onion and chicken sausage.  Add paprika, pepper and chili powder to skillet and simmer for 5 minutes. 
4- Add spinach small handfuls at a time to skillet and allow to wilt.  While spinach is wilting heat rice. 
5- Serve immediately once spinach is wilted and rice is warm, spooning sausage, pepper and onion mixture over brown rice.  

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