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Super Bowl Party Recipes 2011: Chicken Sausages with Apple Slaw

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I can not even focus on punxsutawney phil 2011 and groundhog day as I am thinking about the Super Bowl and all kinds of tasty Super Bowl recipes I want to make. My husband wants some sort of sausage dish so I thought about chicken sausages.

 Chicken sausages come in many flavors, so look for a precooked variety made with apple – they’ll go best with this refreshing crunchy slaw….

Chicken Sausages with Apple Slaw:
FOR APPLE SLAW:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Granny Smith apples
6 cups finely shredded cabbage

FOR SAUSAGES:
16 precooked chicken sausages, about 3 ounces each, preferably with apple
16 hot dog buns

Directions
Make slaw: Whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, caraway seeds (if using), and salt in a large bowl.

Cut apples with skin into 1/8-inch matchsticks and add to dressing along with the cabbage and toss to combine well. Let stand at least 30 minutes to wilt slightly.

Cook chicken sausages and heat buns:
Broiler method: Preheat the broiler with oven rack 5 to 6 inches below heat. Pierce sausages in a few places with a knife or fork and put on a shallow baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until heated through and browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Spread buns open and arrange, cut sides up, on two baking sheets. Broil, once sheet at a time, until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.

Grill method: Prepare a grill for grilling and lightly oil rack. Pierce sausages in a few places with a knife or fork and grill, turning once, until heated through and browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Spread buns open and grill, cut sides down, until lightly toasted, 1 to 2 minutes.

Serve sausages in buns topped with apple slaw.

Make ahead: Slaw can be made up to 6 hours ahead. Chill until 1 hour

You may also be intersted in Mango Guacamole or Loaded but Lightened 7-layer Dip for your Super Bowl Party!

Photo and recipe courtesy of Kitchen Daily. You can see more Super Bowl Recipes at Kitchen Daily

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