Slow-Cooker Chicken Sausage with Cabbage & Apples

Slow-Cooker Chicken Sausage with Cabbage & Apples

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From: Everyday Slow Cooker

The cabbage comes out tender without being mushy and gives the slow-cooker chicken sausage a slightly sweet flavor. A splash of vinegar at the end perks up the whole meal with a bit of acidic brightness. There are several varieties of smoked chicken sausage from which you can choose. We recommend using an apple-flavored smoked sausage to complement the apples and vinegar.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 medium head green cabbage, cored and cut into 16 wedges (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1-inch-thick wedges (about 20 ounces)
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (13 ounce) package smoked chicken sausage, cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup unsalted chicken stock
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves (optional)


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  1. Toss together the cabbage, apples, salt, paprika, pepper, and 1½ tablespoons of the olive oil in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 6 hours.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the sausage, and cook, turning to brown on all sides, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; add 3 tablespoons of the vinegar. Return to the heat, and cook until most of the liquid evaporates, about 30 seconds. Add the stock to the skillet; bring to a boil, scraping to loosen the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Spoon over the vegetable mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH until the flavors come together, about 1 hour. Garnish with the fresh parsley leaves, if desired, and serve with a splash of apple cider vinegar.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 4 to 5 sausage slices [about ⅔ cup], 1½ cups vegetables
  • Per serving: 250 calories; 11 g fat(2 g sat); 7 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 16 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 605 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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