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One of our most beloved, and popular dishes is the unremarkably named, “chicken, sausage, peppers, and potatoes,” which was sort of the inspiration behind this sausage mushroom chicken video. Besides their unimaginative names, what these recipes have in common is how they take advantage of rendered sausage fat, and its proven ability to make everything it touches taste meatier.


Cooking things in rendered bacon, or pancetta fat is fairly common, but not so much when it comes to pork sausage, which is funny, since not only are we getting that pork goodness, but we also get to utilize all the herbs and spices used in the grind.

I went with a sweet Italian sausage, which paired perfectly with the chicken, mushrooms, and wine-based pan sauce, but half the fun of a “recipe” like this is choosing which variety to use, depending on which other ingredients you plan on including. So, call that friend I was talking about in the video, and no matter which way you guys decide to go, I really hope you give this, or something like this a try soon. Enjoy!


Ingredients for 2 portions:
1 (6-ounce) sweet Italian sausage, cooked, diced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 boneless chicken breasts
salt, freshly ground black pepper, and cayenne to taste
1 red onion, diced
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup white wine
2 tablespoons cold butter
2 tablespoons fresh chopped Italian parsley

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