HL Café’s Chicken with Sausage, Peppers, & Onions

  • 1 lb sweet Italian sausage links
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 heaping cup julienned red and yellow bell peppers
  • 1 heaping cup julienned onion
  • 1/2 tsp fresh oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 14.5-oz can crushed tomatoes

This rustic dish positively sings with the flavors of Italy and is fantastic served with pasta.  If you want to spice things up a bit, use hot Italian sausage instead of sweet, and feel free to toss some curls of Pecorino Romano on top just before serving. 

Heat oven to 400°F.  Place sausage links in single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast until internal temperature has reached 165°F, about 20-25 minutes, turning once.  Remove from oven, cool, then slice into rounds.  In large skillet or wok, heat olive oil over med-high heat.  Add garlic,   peppers, and onion and sauté until soft, about 5-10 minutes.  Add oregano, basil, crushed red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper and cook for an additional 5 minutes.  Add tomatoes and sausage, then simmer for 5 more minutes.  Serve.