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Sausage ‘n’ Chicken Skillet

Says Joanna Iovino of Commack, New York: “Chicken and rice was a staple at my parents' house, but the chicken never turned out quite right. I enjoy this recipe much more now that I use tasty skinless chicken and kielbasa.”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 pound smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon thyme and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, saute chicken in oil until no longer pink. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute the kielbasa, onion and green pepper until vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the water, rice, bouillon, hot pepper sauce, and remaining thyme and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  • Return chicken to the pan; heat through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 296 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 352mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
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  • kwbobwi
    Nov 9, 2019

    Everyone has their own tastes, make as written seemed blah to me, could have a bad taste buds day. In the end I ended up adding half a jar of medium salsa which pretty much made it an awesome dirty rice. Definitely going to retry the original and my version of the recipe again. Thank You for the awesome recipe of many optional flavors

  • MinMinWI2
    Apr 28, 2014

    Serve with a slice of lime and squeeze over hot meal for a flavor twist - quite yummy...

  • cdnvr
    Mar 12, 2013

    We really like this simple recipe. I always add a bit more kielbasa sausage than the recipe calls for, but, follow the recipe otherwise. Good, simple food.

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