Delicious Green Chile Chicken Sausage Recipe

Are you tired of the same old sausage recipes? Look no further than this green chile chicken sausage recipe from Culinary Communion. Not only is it packed with flavor, but it also offers a unique twist on the traditional sausage.

At first glance, you may think this recipe is difficult or time-consuming, but don’t be fooled. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen tools, you’ll have a delicious meal in no time.

Plus, this recipe is versatile and can be used in a variety of ways. Add it to your favorite chili recipe for an extra kick or simply enjoy it on its own with some roasted vegetables.

But don’t just take our word for it – this green chile chicken sausage has been raved about by food lovers everywhere, including Whole30 endorsed recipes and even Good Housekeeping’s volume 31. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds (and stomach) will thank you.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Green Chile Chicken Sausage - Culinary Communion
Green Chile Chicken Sausage – Culinary Communion

Green Chile Chicken Sausage is an enticing delicacy that will add a burst of flavor to your mealtime. This recipe will give you the perfect balance of taste and texture that will leave you craving for more.

If you are a big fan of sausage and love a good challenge in the kitchen, then this Green Chile Chicken Sausage is the perfect dish for you! Made with fresh poblano chiles, garlic cloves, onion powder and a variety of spices like basil, oregano, cumin and chili powder, this savory sausage recipe packs a punch with every bite.

What makes this dish special is the use of roasted green chiles that add a unique touch to the classic chicken sausage. The smokiness from the roasted chiles combined with the heat from Tabasco sauce creates a flavorful blend that pairs well with any meal.

And if you’re looking to switch things up, there are many variations to try! You can add your favorite cheese dip or stuff it into a bread of your choosing for a tasty snack. Not only is this Green Chile Chicken Sausage recipe versatile, but it’s also Whole30 endorsed – making it an all-time favorite even for those following a special diet.

Throughout our culinary communion recipes, we have created delicious recipes that are easy to make and taste amazing! This Green Chile Chicken Sausage recipe is no exception – it’s full of flavor and perfect for any occasion.

So what are you waiting for? Try your hand at making this delicious crowd-pleaser today and enjoy soulful eating like never before!

Ingredient List

“Savor the sizzle of our zesty Green Chile Chicken Sausage!”

Let’s take a closer look at the ingredients needed for this Green Chile Chicken Sausage recipe. Gather the following items beforehand:
– 7 lbs ground chicken
– 1 cup of water
– 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
– 8 garlic cloves, minced
– 3 tablespoons salt
– 5 teaspoons onion powder
– 1 tablespoon dried basil
– 1 tablespoon dried oregano
– 3 tablespoons paprika
– 3 tablespoons ground cumin
– 5 tablespoons chili powder
– 1 cup roasted green chiles, cut into small pieces

Please note that these measurements are based on the original recipe from Culinary Communion, and you can adjust them according to your preference. You can easily find all of these ingredients in your local grocery store.

The Recipe How-To

Now onto the main event! If you’re ready to unleash your inner chef, we’ve got just the recipe for you. Green Chile Chicken Sausage is a favorite sausage from Culinary Communion, and with this recipe, you can recreate it in your own kitchen. Here’s everything you need to know about making this delicious dish:


Before getting started, make sure you have all of the necessary ingredients for the Green Chile Chicken Sausage. You’ll need:

  • 7 lbs chicken sausage (or substitute with Italian sausage)
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups roasted green chiles, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup Tabasco sauce
  • 5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 2 teaspoons oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 5 teaspoons chili powder


  1. Begin by mixing all of the spices together in a small bowl.
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the garlic, green chiles, and Tabasco sauce.
  3. Add in the spice mix and mix well with your hands.
  4. Fold in the chicken sausage until fully combined with the spice mixture.
  5. Form the mixture into chicken sausages and set aside.

Cooking Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Once heated, add in the chicken sausage links.
  3. Cook for approximately five minutes on each side, or until fully cooked and browned.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

Sheet Pan

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Add your chicken sausage links onto a baking sheet lined with foil.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until fully cooked and browned.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your Green Chile Chicken Sausage with a slice of bread or alongside dishes like chile stew, chicken soup, or chicken stew. You could also slice up the sausages and use them as topping on a homemade pizza for something different!

If you love stuffed breads or dips, Green Chile Chicken Sausage works wonderfully in creating dishes like Chile Cheese Dip alongside smoked chicken sausage or Hatch Green Chile sausage.

Enjoy cooking up this soulful recipe at home!

Substitutions and Variations

As with any recipe, Green Chile Chicken Sausage can be customized to suit your taste preferences and dietary requirements. Here are a few substitutions and variations to consider:

– Protein: If you’re not a fan of chicken sausage, you can substitute it for ground turkey, beef or lamb sausage. Even Italian sausage will work in this recipe, just make sure to adjust the spices accordingly.

– Heat level: Poblano chiles provide a mild heat to the dish, but if you want to turn up the heat, swap them for jalapeños or serranos. You could also add a dash of Tabasco sauce for an extra kick.

– Spices: The spices listed in the recipe – onion powder, basil, oregano, paprika, cumin and chili powder – can be adjusted to suit your preferences. For example, if you love oregano, add more! If you don’t like cumin, omit it.

– Vegetables: Roasted green chiles are a key ingredient in this recipe, but if you can’t find them or don’t have any on hand, try using roasted red peppers instead. You could also add some diced onions or bell peppers for extra flavor and texture.

– Serving suggestions: This recipe is versatile and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Try slicing the sausages and serving them with scrambled eggs and avocado toast for breakfast. Or dice them up and use them as a topping on a sheet pan chicken or in a bread stuffing. You could even add slices of the sausage to a chile stew or chicken soup for extra protein.

With so many possibilities, this Green Chile Chicken Sausage recipe lends itself well to experimentation and creativity in the kitchen. So go ahead and let your taste buds guide you!

Serving and Pairing

Green Chile Chicken Sausage is savory and packed with flavors of smoky, spicy, and herbal goodness. It’s versatile enough to be served in a variety of ways as an appetizer, entrée, or snack.

For a quick appetizer, arrange the cooked sausage slices on a platter and serve them with roasted green chile dip, chili cheese dip, or your favorite sauce. You can also use it as a topping for pizza or nachos that take the dish to a whole new level.

To serve as an entree, you can either sauté the sliced sausage and serve it with your favorite side dish or add the sausage to your meal preparations like chicken soup or stew which would enhance the flavors of the recipe. The sausage adds a depth of flavor and spice that will make any meal special.

When it comes to pairing this recipe, I suggest complementing it with bold flavors like garlic mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables that bring out its fullness. As for drinks, green chile chicken sausage goes well with crisp white wines like Sauvignon Blanc or Chablis, lite beers like pale ales, and sweet citrusy cocktails like margaritas.

The texture and taste of this chicken sausage are much different than Italian sausage which makes it unique and perfect for stuffed bread recipes. Slice it up to use in a sheet pan chicken dinner along with potatoes and mixed vegetables.

This Whole30 endorsed recipe makes for soul food as well as everyday food. Its delicious taste and versatility make Green Chile Chicken Sausage stand out no matter how you choose to serve or pair it.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Green Chile Chicken Sausage is a versatile recipe that can be made ahead of time, stored for later use, and reheated quickly when you’re ready to serve. Here are some tips on how to maximize its freshness and flavors:


You can make the sausage in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can prepare the sausage mixture and freeze it for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.


After cooking, let the sausage cool down completely before storing. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or store it in an airtight container. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 3 days.


There are different ways you can reheat your Green Chile Chicken Sausage. If you have cooked the sausage whole, slice it into discs before reheating.

In the microwave: Place the sausage on a microwave-safe dish and heat on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute until hot.

On the stove: Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a little oil. Once hot, add the sliced sausage and cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.

In the oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Place the sausage on a baking sheet and bake for about 10-15 minutes or until hot and crispy.

With these tips, you can now easily prepare your Green Chile Chicken Sausage ahead of time, store it fresh, and reheat it whenever you want. Perfect for meal prep, parties or quick dinners.

Tips for Perfect Results

When it comes to cooking, getting the perfect result is always the goal. In this section I’ll be sharing with you some tips and recommendations to help you get the best possible outcome when making this Green Chile Chicken Sausage recipe from Culinary Communion.

1. Use Fresh Ingredients:

One of the most important factors in getting the best results from a recipe is using high-quality, fresh ingredients. For this recipe, use fresh poblano chiles, garlic cloves, basil, oregano, and other recommended herbs and spices. Not only will fresh ingredients give you a better flavor, but they’ll also help ensure that your recipe cooks evenly.

2. Be Precise with Measurements:

It’s crucial to be precise when measuring out ingredients for any recipe. Any slight deviation can result in an entirely different flavor or consistency. For this recipe, measure out all your ingredients accurately, especially salt, onion powder, chili powder, and paprika.

3. Don’t Overcook:

When it comes to cooking chicken sausage, make sure not to overcook it as it can result in a dry texture that is rarely enjoyed by anyone. Cook the sausage gradually over low heat to avoid burning it or breaking its skin.

4. Experiment with Alternative Sauages:

If you enjoy this recipe and want to switch things up a bit for another day of cooking delighful meals try experimenting with other types of sausages like Italian sausage or even replace the chicken sausage with beef or pork sausages.

5. Pair With Accompaniments:

Green Chile Chicken Sausages are versatile and can be paired with many sides dishes from biscuits, sheet pan chicken or even breads such as stuffed bread loaves.

By following these simple tips for perfect results while preparing your recipe from Culinary Communion, you’ll be able to impress your friends and family and serve them a delightful meal they won’t forget anytime soon!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Green Chile Chicken Sausage recipe from Culinary Communion is truly a masterpiece. With a perfect balance of flavors and spices, this recipe will surely be a crowd-pleaser at any meal or gathering. The use of roasted green chiles adds a smoky flavor to the dish that takes it to a whole new level.

What’s even better is that this recipe can easily be adapted to fit different dietary needs and preferences. For those following a Whole30 diet, this recipe is fully endorsed and can be enjoyed without any guilt or hesitation.

So if you’re looking for a delicious and versatile sausage recipe that can be used in everything from chile stew to chicken soup to stuffed bread, then look no further than the Green Chile Chicken Sausage from Culinary Communion. Trust me, your taste buds – and your dinner guests – will thank you!

Green Chile Chicken Sausage - Culinary Communion

Green Chile Chicken Sausage - Culinary Communion Recipe

My favorite sausage from the Culinary Communion charcuterie class. Delicious! Recipe courtesy of Gabriel Claycamp, posted with permission. Makes approximately 10 pounds sausage.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 4 Hours, Chicken, Chicken Thigh & Leg, Meat, Mixer, Peppers, Poultry, Small Appliance, Southwestern, Vegetable
Prep Time: 2 hours
Servings: 10 lbs sausage
Calories: 711.4kcal


  • 7 lbs boneless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 3 lbs pork fatback, cubed


  • 6 tablespoons chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons cumin
  • 5 teaspoons sweet spanish paprika
  • 5 teaspoons oregano
  • 5 teaspoons basil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 ounces salt
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 teaspoons Tabasco sauce

Chiles etc

  • 12 ounces roasted poblano chiles, seeded, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch dice
  • 3 jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • 12 ounces ice-cold water
  • hog casing, 21 feet, rinsed


  • Process: toss the cubed chicken and fatback with the combined seasonings. Chill well. Grind through the fine plate (1/8-inch) of a meat grinder into a mixing bowl over and ice bath.
  • Combine: mix on low speed for 1 minute, gradually adding poblano chiles, jalapenos, and ice water. Mix on medium speed for 15-20 seconds, or until the sausage mixture is sticky to the touch.
  • Test: panfry a test patty. Adjust seasons and consistency before filling the prepared casing and shaping into 4-inch links.
  • Cooking: the sausages are now ready to prepare for eating by pan frying, baking, grilling, or broiling to an internal temperature of 150 degrees F, or hold under refrigeration for up to 7 days. (We usually vacuum pack and freeze ours.).
  • Notes: we reduced the amount of sweet paprika a bit and added in sweet smoked Spanish paprika, which is a favorite spice of mine. 🙂 We have also substituted Anaheim peppers for the poblanos when we couldn’t get poblanos, and have omitted the jalapenos at times, as well. It all depends on who we’re making the sausages for and their individual tastes.

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Serving: 4106g | Calories: 711.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 56.7g | Fat: 49.7g | Saturated Fat: 14.1g | Cholesterol: 266.9mg | Sodium: 3629.7mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 2.5g

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