Italian Chicken Sausage Quinoa Skillet is a one-skillet weeknight dinner with chicken sausage, Italian seasonings, diced tomatoes, quinoa, spinach, and cheese! It's a family-favorite in our household and I'm sure it will be in yours, too.
I'm always, always, ALWAYS a fan of one skillet meals. Less dishes to clean up? Yes, please! While we love making my Butternut Squash Chicken Sausage Quinoa Skillet, I felt like another version was in order. So, I came up with this Italian Chicken Sausage Quinoa Skillet! It hit all of my requirements for a weeknight meal: easy, healthy, and delicious!
Onion and Garlic - so much flavor!
Chicken Sausage - I used Italian chicken sausage links. I love the Aidell's brand.
Italian seasoning - I love having Italian seasoning on hand, instead of all of the individual spices. It makes it so much easier.
Diced Tomatoes - canned diced tomatoes add some veggies and flavor to the dish.
Quinoa - I used white quinoa, but red quinoa would work just as well.
Chopped Spinach - fresh spinach is best for this recipe.
Italian Cheese - can't go wrong with the addition of cheese, right?!
This dish starts by sauteing the onion and chicken sausage in olive oil. You want the onion to be softened and the chicken sausage to get a little browned on each side.
Next, add the garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, followed by the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and quinoa. The mixture is brought to a boil and covered, and simmered for about 15-20 minutes. The broth should be entirely absorbed and the quinoa will be fluffy. Next, the chopped spinach is added and cooked for just a minute or two until it is wilted.
Lastly, it is topped with Italian shredded cheese and put under the broiler until melted. Serve topped with chopped parsley and dinner is ready!
This one skillet dinner was a huge hit with the entire family. The quinoa was enough like rice, which the boys love, that they didn't snub their noses at it at all, and it was also easy for Emma to eat. Of course, they love chicken sausage so that also made it easy for them to love. And I loved they were also eating some spinach and getting lots of protein in at mealtime!