Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet - Mountain Cravings

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet

Friends! This is it: your one-skillet, family-pleasing, nutritious dinner plan. Easy to toss together and so good that it won’t last long!

Sauteing apples + onions + chicken sausage + rosemary + cinnamon makes a knock-em-dead skillet that – bonus – is good for you! This dish fits perfectly in the healthy-ish comfort food category with a little sweetness, a little vinegar, and tons of flavor.

Versatile dishes you can eat any time of day make life so easy. I ate this on its own for dinner last night, topped with a fried egg this morning (YES), and I can’t stop sneaking bites out of the fridge.

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet | Mountain Cravings

This dish came together around fresh apple cinnamon & maple chicken sausages from my local King Soopers (aka Kroger outside Colorado). One of my best impulse purchases – super juicy, tons of flavor, and they’re great on their own! At just $1 for a quarter-pound link, they’re even cheaper per pound than most specialty sausages.

I really recommend these sausages if your local Kroger butcher carries them, but of course you can use any other kind of chicken sausage instead. Apple and chicken are a common flavor combo – look for these!

(This post isn’t sponsored or affiliated with Kroger, which is unfortunate because I could eat these sausages every day. Just sharing a new grocery store favorite!)

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet | Mountain Cravings

A couple notes about this recipe: use your BIGGEST cast iron skillet. Seriously. This is a looot of raw onions and apples, and they crowd the pan quite a lot before cooking down to a manageable level. You could responsibly work in batches, but I’m impatient so I cranked up the heat and made a well in the center to let liquid evaporate.

Also: bourbon. ❤ It always, always makes caramelized onions better (even when we aren’t really caramelizing them). The flavor is perfect with the other ingredients and all the alcohol burns off, so don’t be afraid to splash some in the skillet!

Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet | Mountain Cravings
Apple & Rosemary Chicken Sausage Skillet
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Sauteing apples + onions + chicken sausage + rosemary + cinnamon makes a knock-em-dead one-skillet meal the whole family will love - and bonus, it's good for you!
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 314 kcal
Author: Mountain Cravings
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 medium sweet onions sliced
  • 2 medium red apples cored & sliced
  • 1 lb. chicken sausage cooked & sliced
  • 2 oz. bourbon (optional)
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 T. fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon more to taste
  1. Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and apples to the skillet. Cook until apples are soft and onions beginning to brown, stirring often.
  3. Add sausage slices and continue cooking until browned.
  4. Stir in bourbon, apple cider vinegar, rosemary, and cinnamon. Deglaze the the skillet and cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant.

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Nutrition Facts
4 servings per container
Serving size 1 1/2 cups

Amount per serving
Calories 314
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 821mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 17g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 19g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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