Historically I’ll admit that eating chicken sausage has generally left me feeling luke warm about the experience. Chicken itself is such a bland meat and most all the chicken sausage I’ve tried in the past hasn’t overcome that blandness regardless of the spice profile or ingredients.
This is a thin, rope style sausage from Esposito’s in NY and is one of 13 varieties they make as of this writing.
I wouldn’t place this sausage in my top ten favorite sausages but I will say that this is a quality sausage that has a fabulous flavor profile led by a mozzarella cheese product that is as good as any I can recall. When sliced open you can see the juicy pockets of cheese and that rich mozzarella flavor makes this a luxuriously creamy sausage. So much so that you really forget that it’s chicken.
The broccoli rabe was abundant but the star of this sausage (besides the nice fine grind and texture of the chicken) was the mozzarella. To date, this is the best chicken sausage I’ve eaten.
Other major ingredients: Mozzarella Cheese and Broccoli Rabe
Ingredients: Chicken, Mozzarella, Broccoli Rabe, Salt, Water, Spices
Cooking method: In a pan, browned on one side then turned over, turned heat off and put a lid on until cooked through.
Description from Espositos website: Lower in fat than our traditional pork sausages, yet full in flavor, our all natural chicken sausages allow us to provide the best of both worlds. Utilizing the same proprietary blend of fresh mozzarella as its pork cousin, this best selling sausage is one to savor.
Bottom Line – This is one of the few chicken sausages I’ve sampled that I would purchase again.