Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage Recipe

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By Lori Walker, MS, RD | Published on September 28, 2023 | Last Updated on September 28, 2023

Trader Joe’s is a popular grocery store chain known for its unique and high-quality products. From delicious snacks to healthy meal options, Trader Joe’s has something for everyone.

One of their most beloved offerings is the jalapeno chicken sausage, which is packed with flavor and perfect for any meal. This easy-to-make dish using Trader Joe’s jalapeno chicken sausage will elevate your mealtime and have everyone begging for seconds.

So let’s dive into the instructions and see how this simple yet delicious dish comes together! So, next time you visit Trader Joe’s, make sure to grab some jalapeno chicken sausage and get ready to impress your taste buds.

Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage Recipe

What is Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage?

Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage is a savory and spicy sausage made with chicken, jalapenos, and various seasonings. It has a unique flavor profile that sets it apart from traditional pork-based sausages.

This sausage is fully cooked and ready to eat, making it a convenient option for quick meals. You can find this delicious sausage in the frozen section at Trader Joe’s.

Why You’ll Love This Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage?

If you enjoy bold and spicy flavors, then this jalapeno chicken sausage is a must-try. It’s bursting with delicious flavors that will satisfy your taste buds. Plus, it can be easily prepared in just a few minutes.

Another reason to love this sausage is its versatility. You can use it in various dishes like pasta, sandwiches, salads, or even as a topping for pizza. The possibilities are endless, making it a staple in any kitchen.

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The Ingredients 

  • Jalapeno chicken sausage: This calls for 10 oz of Trader Joe’s jalapeno chicken sausage. You can use more or less depending on your preference.
  • Yellow onion: 2 medium-sized yellow onions, sliced thinly.
  • Bell peppers: We recommend using a variety of bell peppers to add color and flavor to the dish. Feel free to use any combination of red, green, orange, or yellow bell peppers.
  • Cooking oil: Any cooking oil of your choice will work for this recipe. We recommend using olive oil or avocado oil.
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Step by Step Instructions 

Step 1

Prepare the Air Fryer

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400°F.
  • Spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray or lightly coat it with oil.

Step 2

Cook the Sausage

  • Place the jalapeno chicken sausage in the air fryer basket.
  • Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the sausage is browned and fully cooked.

Step 3

Remove and Slice Sausage

  • Once cooked, remove the sausage from the air fryer basket and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • Slice the sausage into bite-sized pieces.

Step 4

Cook the Veggies

  • In the same air fryer basket, add sliced onions and bell peppers.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until vegetables are tender.

Step 5

Combine Sausage and Veggies

  • Once the vegetables are cooked, add the sliced sausage back into the air fryer basket with the veggies.
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat everything together.

Step 6

Serve and Enjoy

  • Transfer the sausage and vegetable mixture to a serving dish.
  • Serve with your favorite side dishes or enjoy on its own.

Notes 

  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook the sausage and vegetables in a skillet on the stove.
  • For added heat, you can use spicy chicken sausage or add extra jalapenos to the dish.
  • Feel free to mix in other vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini for more variety.
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Nutrition Information

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How to store Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage?

The jalapeno chicken sausage can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Simply place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and store them in the freezer until ready to use.

If you have leftover cooked sausage and vegetable mixture, it can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Just make sure to reheat it thoroughly before consuming it.

Variations 

Here are a few ways to switch up this dish and make it your own:

  • Instead of using jalapeno chicken sausage, try it with another type of fully cooked Trader Joe’s sausage like Andouille or Italian.
  • To make it a heartier meal, toss in some cooked pasta or rice with the sausage and vegetable mixture.
  • You can also add your favorite herbs and spices to the dish for extra flavor.
How TO Make Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage

Trader Joe’s Jalapeno Chicken Sausage Recipe

Trader Joe’s is a popular grocery store chain known for its unique and high-quality products. From delicious snacks to healthy meal options, Trader Joe’s has something for everyone.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 139kcal

Equipment

  • Air fryer
  • flipper

Ingredients

  • 10 oz jalapeno chicken sausage
  • 2 yellow onion sliced
  • 4 bell peppers sliced
  • 2 tsp cooking oil

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your air fryer to a temperature of 400°F (205°C). Use cooking spray or lightly coat the air fryer basket with oil to prevent sticking.
  • Place the delectable jalapeno chicken sausage into the preheated air fryer basket. Allow it to cook for a period of 8 to 10 minutes, turning it over halfway through the process until it achieves a rich brown color and is fully cooked.
  • Remove the cooked sausage from the air fryer basket and let it cool down for a few minutes. Once it has cooled down sufficiently, proceed to slice the sausage into bite-sized pieces.
  • In the same air fryer basket, add thinly sliced yellow onions and a variety of colorful bell peppers for added flavor and visual appeal. Cook the vegetables for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, stirring periodically until they are tender.
  • As soon as the vegetables are cooked to perfection, reintroduce the sliced sausage into the air fryer basket. Stir everything together and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes to achieve a harmonious blend of flavors.
  • Transfer the tantalizing mix of sausage and veggies onto a serving dish and garnish with your favorite herbs or spices. Pair this delicious dish with some side dishes of your choice or relish it as is.

Notes

  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook the sausage and vegetables in a skillet on the stove.
  • For added heat, you can use spicy chicken sausage or add extra jalapenos to the dish.
  • Feel free to mix in other vegetables like mushrooms or zucchini for more variety.
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FAQs

Can I make this dish in the oven?

Yes, you can cook the sausage and vegetables in a 400°F preheated oven for about 15 -20 minutes or until fully cooked.

Is this dish spicy?

The level of spiciness will depend on the sausage and jalapenos you use. If you prefer less heat, remove the seeds from the jalapeno before cooking.

Can I use fresh bell peppers instead of frozen?

Yes, you can use fresh bell peppers instead of frozen. Just make sure to slice them thinly for even cooking.

Wrapping Up

Thank you for reading this article on making a delicious dish with Trader Joe’s jalapeno chicken sausage. We hope you give this a try and enjoy the flavors of this unique sausage.

Please share this article with your friends and family, and let us know in the comments how it turned out for you. So, next time you visit Trader Joe’s, make sure to grab some jalapeno chicken sausage and get ready to impress your taste buds even more with this delicious dish.

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My name is Lori Walker. I’m a registered dietitian, food blogger and food enthusiast. I share easy healthy, delicious recipes on my blog and review necessary kitchen items. The recipes I share take less… Read more

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