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Grilled Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage with Lemon Orzo and Summer Squash

Recipe submitted by Mary L. for the Mambolicious Recipe Contest of 2009.


  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup thinly sliced zucchini, with peel
  • 1 cup thinly sliced yellow squash
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced onion
  • 2/3 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated lemon peel
  • ¼ tsp. Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pkg. Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley


  1. Cook orzo, in unsalted water, following package directions.
  2. In a 10-inch non-stick skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  3. Add zucchini, yellow squash and onion, cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  4. Add chicken broth, lemon juice, grated lemon peel, salt and pepper.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender.
  6. Grill sausage, place on serving platter and keep warm.
  7. Add drained orzo and chopped parsley to skillet mixture. Serve along side sausage.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

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