Trader Joe’s UNEXPECTED CHEDDAR CHICKEN SAUSAGE


I was pretty impressed with these new sausages, called UNEXPECTED CHEDDAR CHICKEN SAUSAGE. In fact I’m going to say these sausages are the bomb. We are talking really juicy & flavorful. The overall flavor of these sausages is terrific. Ingredients include chicken, cheese, caramelized onions and red bell peppers. Personally I really like the snap of the natural pork casing*. FYI, they didn’t drip or ooze out cheese, if that’s what you are are expecting. I guess the cheddar just melts in and gives them a lot of flavor and obviously some juiciness. They are just delicious and we both really enjoyed these when we ate them for dinner, as a dish with sautéed veggies. These can be served in so many ways.

I grilled the sausages in a pan on the stove. Along with these I made sautéed vegetables (potatoes, onions, peppers and some cabbage). This combination was quite good together, a bit German in style? We ate this along with TJ’s MARBLE RYE and DIJON MUSTARD and some of TJ’s excellent SAUERKRAUT. These sausages are already fully cooked however I think browning them up is a must IMO. I just learned you should not prick sausages as we’ve been taught to do, they stay juicier if you don’t. OK one of them burst a tiny bit but it was fine. One sausage has only 160 calories, and while they are not low in sodium, they are not super high either, these sausages have a bit less sodium compared to TJ’s Andouille Chicken Sausages.

I think these CHEDDAR CHICKEN SAUSAGES are a terrific addition to all the other chicken sausages that Trader Joe’s carries. In fact for me, these are so impressive I’d say these go right to the top of my list of all of TJ’s chicken sausages.

These are $4.49 a package (12 oz) I would buy them again. PS – * if a pork casing turns you off, one reader writes he just removed the casing.

https://www.traderjoes.com/home/products/pdp/unexpected-cheddar-chicken-sausage-074048

4 Comments (+add yours?)

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  4. Shelby Ledford
    Aug 08, 2022 @ 09:25:00

    I thoroughly enjoyed the chicken sausages. Not spicy but full of delicious flavors. I removed the skin and sliced the sausage before browning in the skillet for only a few minutes on medium heat.

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