*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      CHICKEN WITH PEPPERS AND SAUSAGE
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Poultry                          Italian
                 Meats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   lb           Sweet Italian-sausage links
    1       lg           Red pepper
    1       lg           Yellow pepper
    1                    Medium-size red onion
    3       tb           Olive or salad oil
      1/2   ts           Dried thyme leaves
    2                    Whole medium-size
                         -skinless,boneless chicken
                         -breasts
                         Salt
                         Pepper
    4       ts           Balsamic or red wine vinegar
                         Thyme sprigs for garnish
 
   About 40 minutes before serving, in a 12 skillet over medium heat, heat
   sausage and 1/4 cup water to boiling; cover and cook 5 minutes. Remove
   cover;cook until sausages are browned, about 20 minutes, turning sausages
   frequently and pricking them to release fat.
   
   Meanwhile, cut each pepper into 1 1/2 wide strips;cut red onion into thin
   wedges. In 3 qt. saucepan over medium-high heat, in hot olive or salad oil,
   cook peppers,onions and thyme about 10 minutes or until vegetables are
   fork-tender, stirring mixture frequently.
   
   Cut each chicken breast in half; sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
   With slotted spoon, remove sausage to paper towels to drain and cool
   slightly; thinly slice sausage diagonally.
   
   In sausage drippings remaining in skillet over medium heat, cook chicken
   breasts until tender and browned, about 10 to 15 minutes. To chicken in
   skillet, add vinegar, vegetable mixture and sliced sausage; heat through.
   Garnish with thyme sprigs to serve.
   
   Makes 4 servings.
  
 
 
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