Make a resolution to serve filling and healthy meals to your family this year. Last year, we featured nutritious lamb, pork, and salad recipes packed with big flavor to start the new year off right.  

This year, it’s all about chicken and sausage! Turkey and chicken sausage are low in fat compared to pork and are just as delicious. We offer several kinds of sausage in-house, that can be used in many sensational recipes. Boneless chicken is a fantastic base that can be dressed up with light marinades and sauces.

Stay healthy throughout the year with these wholesome recipes: 

Boneless chicken recipes:

1) Hummus-Crusted Chicken

hummus-crusted chicken

via Gimme Some Oven

Hummus isn’t just for crackers. Gimme Some Oven uses the creamy chickpea spread as a sauce that forms a light crust on the chicken. The extra hummus oozes over the veggies, complementing the citrusy juice of a squeezed lemon. Prep time is only 10 minutes, making this a perfect dinner for busy weeknights.

2) Hawaiian Chicken & Coconut Rice

Hawaiian chicken coconut rice

via Tide & Thyme

When the weather outside is frightful, this tropical-marinated chicken with coconut rice from Tide & Thyme will definitely warm up your night. Soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and pineapple juice meld together to create a marinade that beautifully harmonizes with the coconut. Serve the chicken on bed of the rice, with additional scallions on top.  

3) Chicken Kale Caesar with Crispy Artichokes

Chicken Kale Caesar


Jazz up the traditional caesar salad with‘s hearty recipe. The artichokes are dipped in a combination of seasoning, egg, and panko, then broiled until crisp. Seasoned, sliced chicken and onion are combined with the kale, which is drenched with half of the buttermilk dressing. Drizzle remaining dressing on top and serve. 

These recipes can feature either turkey or chicken sausage: 

1) Turkey Sausage Spaghetti 

turkey sausage spaghetti

via The Blond Cook

Who says spaghetti can’t be healthy? Whole grain noodles mix with turkey sausage, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, and spinach in this perfectly seasoned dish from The Blond Cook. Bonus, this dish comes together in just 30 minutes, if you make the sauce and noodles at the same time.

2) Turkey Sausage Skillet with Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes 

Turkey Sausage Skillet with Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes

via Primavera Kitchen

Primavera Kitchen recommends using a pre-seasoned skillet for this easy one-pot dish. First, the turkey sausage is browned in the pan, removed, sliced, and set aside. Diced sweet potatoes and chopped brussels sprouts are cooked until soft, then the sausage and seasonings are added to the pot. Serve garnished with fresh green onions and feta cheese.

3) Healthy One-Pan Sausage and Veggie Bake

One-Pan Turkey Sausage  and Veggie Bake

via Forkly

One-pan dinners are a quick way to make a healthy meal, especially with a busy schedule. With bell peppers, sweet potatoes, green beans, and brussels sprouts, Forkly‘s dish packs a powerful flavor punch with minimum clean-up after. Simply coat the sliced veggies and sausage with oil and seasonings, then add to the pan. Top with parmesan and serve over quinoa or rice.

4) Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Zucchini Pasta with Parmesan

Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Zucchini Pasta with Parmesan

via inspiralized

Spiralized noodles are a great way to get your daily dose of veggies. This dish from inspiralized is as unique and it is tasty. Brown and crumble the savory chicken with a wooden spoon, then add broccoli to the pan. Toss together with zucchini noodles and cook until the pasta is al dente. Add parmesan cheese and divide into bowls to serve.

Happy New Year from Butcher Boy Market!

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