Chipotle Lime Chicken Sausage

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by wutang, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Made a couple kinds of chicken sausage this weekend. This one has a southwestern flavor and came out great.

    The basic recipe
    3 lbs boneless/skinless chicken thighs
    3 TBSP oats
    2 large chipotles in adobo sauce, diced up
    zest of 3 limes
    juice of 3 limes
    2 tsp Southwest seasoning blend
    1 palm fresh minced cilantro
    1 tsp kosher salt

    Cut the meat into chunks, partially frozen. Then blended in the seasonings.

    All ground up

    Stuffed and twisted links

    Grilled over RO lump, there are also some Citrus/Sage sausages on the plate that I will post in another thread.

    Plated the Chipotle Lime sausage with some Lime Cilantro rice, some cheesy corn casserole and a bean salad.

    Thanks for checking out this chicken sausage.
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  2. Wow Wutang, great finished plate. [​IMG]
  3. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sounds like a great mix, I bet those were popping with flavor. [​IMG]
  4. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good!
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man oh Man thats some good lookin sausage ther wutang. I really like the spicey flavors they sound really good together.
  6. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very nice Wutang. I bookmarded this one, I think the wife will really like it. Great job.
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You caught my attention right away with the chipotle.
    They look great, I'm sure it tasted even better!
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are some great looking sausages...[​IMG]
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look mighty tasty Wu
  10. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone. This recipe is a keeper for sure. But next time I will probably add a couple more chipotles to kick up the heat a little.
  11. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Hey wutang i need help with a few ingrediants, what is adobo sauce, hell i have never bought a chipotole lol, southwest seasoning? and what is zest of a lime? sorry no chef here, only chef boyardee.
  12. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    just had a thought, do you not put in fennal or the stuff that makes sausage taste like sausage? seems like it would just taste like chicken? just wondering im sure its good either way.
  13. jerrykr

    jerrykr Meat Mopper

    Both of your chicken threads just look great. I see some chicken sausage in my future this week-end. Thanks for the inspiration.
  14. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I used canned chipotles, they are already in the adobo sauce. They were in the mexican food isle of the grocery store. I attached a pic. I used a store bought southwest seasoning blend (also attached a pic), I am sure there you can find a similar one. Zest is the outer green part of the peel of the lime. It has a strong lime flavor. I have a zester to remove it but I have used a fork to just scrape it off before too.

    I am not a sausage expert, but to me fennel is only for some sausages-specifically italian sausage. I wouldn't say that these "tasted like chicken." The chipotle & other flavors came through nicely. But I am sure the flavor would be a little different if you used pork.
  15. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Good deal thanks again!! ohh would a cheese grater be good for getting the zest? the fine blade?
  16. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like the idea that there is no extra fat added for health sake. Did that hinder the cooking at all?
  17. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I think a fine cheese grater would work. Just be careful not to go over the same spot too many times. You want the green of the lime peel, but not much of the white part underneath it.

    I thought they cooked up just fine. The oats help with texture. I would definitely make them the same way again.
  18. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Man I need to learn the sausage making skills, those look great![​IMG]
  19. buffalosmoke

    buffalosmoke Meat Mopper

    Made up a batch of these yesterday. Sorry, no pics though....wife had the camera.

    Can't wait to grill these over some lump.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will be making more of these soon.
  20. striper

    striper Meat Mopper

    How many pounds of meat is this recipe good for?

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