Often times when you are specifically cooking for two, you don’t end up with leftover meals but you do end up with leftover ingredients. That’s what happened to me today, so I decided to throw them all into one thing and call it a day.
This is part marinara, part cacciatore, part sausage and peppers. Completely healthy :) This is what went into the clean-out-yer-fridge chicken dish.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 links chicken sausage (I used mushroom asiago), sliced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1/2 green pepper, diced
- 1/2 zucchini, diced
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- a handful or two of baby spinach
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 can (a little less than a cup) diced tomatoes with their juice
- basil and oregano
- salt and pepper
- one cup hot cooked brown rice
Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add chicken sausage slices and brown. Remove with a slotted spoon.
To the pan, add the diced onion and green pepper and cook for a minute or two. Stir in the mushrooms and zucchini, and a pinch of salt, and cook until tender.
Add garlic and saute until fragrant.
Stir in diced tomatoes, spinach, salt and pepper, basil and oregano to taste. Add chicken sausage back to pan and simmer on low to warm through and mesh flavors.
Serve over brown rice.
Go grocery shopping again.
Nutritional info per serving, including the rice (may be off by a calorie or two because I threw out the original packaging of the chicken sausage but by using the packaging of a different flavor of the sausage and my memory I think it’s pretty accurate): Calories: 400 / Fat: 14g / Carbs: 45g / Dietary Fiber: 4.5g / Protein: 21g