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Simple Chicken Sausage Skewers

 Make these super Simple Grilled Chicken Sausage Skewers from #FlavorsOfSummer #Recipe #Grilling

The other day, we kicked off our virtual picnic week in conjunction with The Flavors of Summer. Summer is my favorite time to cook and entertain. Over the past few years I’ve really embraced grilling. I use to think it was a “man’s job” to grill. Puhhh… what was I thinking? I was always intimidated and just couldn’t get my food to cook right. Then one day I decided I was going to tackle and overcome my fears of the grill… now I would like to think I’m the grill master!

Make these super Simple Grilled Chicken Sausage Skewers from #FlavorsOfSummer #Recipe #Grilling

This recipe for my Simple Chicken Sausage Skewers is a perfect beginner grilling recipe. Skewers in general are very easy to do on the grill. I chose to use Johnsonville® Chicken Sausage Chipotle Monterey Jack Cheese links. They are full of flavor and have little pockets of cheese that ooze out of them. Not ooze out like make a mess all over the grill but tiny little cheese bubbles! They are great have 50% less fat than pork smoked sausage! I played on the idea of sausage and pepper skewers similar to my  Grilled Italian Sausage w/ Grilled Sweet Peppers recipe that I love to make. Since this has a smoky chipotle flavor I paired it with a spanish rice and jazzed up a bag salad by adding chili powder to the caesar dressing and lots of fresh vegetables. It was a perfect summer time meal! Just light enough to partake in dessert afterwards.

Katie Original Recipe

Chicken Sausage and Bell Pepper Skewers

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 4 large skewers or 8 medium skewers

Chicken Sausage and Bell Pepper Skewers



  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. While grill is preheating cut chicken sausage in 1-inch pieces. Begin skewering peppers, onions, and chicken sausage.
  2. Grill on medium heat for 10 minutes (turning half way through). Remove from grill and enjoy.


*To prevent skewers from burning soak them in water for at least 15 minutes.

Celebrate Sweet Vidalia Flavors of Summer with the great tastes of fresh Vidalia Onions, Avocados from Mexico, Gourmet Garden Herbs, Johnsonville Italian Sausage, mangos, watermelon and Stemilt Cherries. Great food and good friends make everyday a party to remember so start entertaining and visit for recipes, coupons and entertaining tips.

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9 Responses to “Simple Chicken Sausage Skewers”

  1. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig posted on June 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm (#)

    That would be a perfect little lunch for me right now:).

  2. Samantha posted on June 28, 2013 at 6:06 pm (#)

    I need to get a big girl grill so I can grill more efficiently. As soon as I do I’m making these skewers!

  3. Suzanne posted on July 1, 2013 at 11:12 pm (#)

    I’m about two years behind you, because I’m just starting to get into grilling now. Where did you get thos cool bamboo skewers?

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2013 at 11:38 am

      Ha ha… All of my skewers are from World Market. They have a wide variety of them–you’ll go on a skewer shopping spree for sure!

  4. Kim Beaulieu posted on July 4, 2013 at 1:56 am (#)

    I love these skewers Katie. They are perfect, love the addition of sausage. I have to say I actually shove my hubby out of the way to grill now. He gets distracted so I started grilling years ago out of necessity. Now it’s pure love. Same with home renos, hand me a sledge hammer and I’m a happy girl.

    • Katie replied on July 9th, 2013 at 11:05 am

      ha ha Kim we are so much a like its scary! Give me a drill or a saw and I’ll get to work, too! You know I have a DIY blog, right?


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