This stuffing has plenty of kick and tons of flavor; it's almost too good to be considered a side.
Move over, boring sides—there’s a hot new dish in the family! Easy Chicken Sausage Stuffing with Sriracha has arrived and is ready to heat up the dinner table.
Too often, stuffing tastes like little beyond mushy bread cubes. That kind of tasteless offense wastes valuable plate real estate and should not be tolerated. This spicy stuffing, however, is anything but mundane! With three kinds of peppers, cheesy homemade cornbread, and zippy chicken sausage, this side is ready to rock your holiday menu.
Homemade cornbread is one of the secrets to this stuffing’s rich flavor. I used my all-time favorite, ultra-easy cornbread recipe — it’s one bowl, whole wheat, and loaded with sharp white cheddar cheese. You could use a mix instead, but this recipe is so easy and tasty, it’s worth it.
Next, come the mix-ins — this is where so many other cornbread recipes fail and this stuffing excels. Stuffing shouldn’t just be bread. It should be bread and lots of other really good STUFF! Ours begins with red and green bell peppers, fiery jalapenos, and bright green onions.
Sautee the veggies with chicken or turkey sausage for extra flavor and heartiness, then crumble in the cornbread.
Final step: toss the filling with a quick mix of chicken stock, eggs, and the big kicker, sriracha. The spice isn’t overpowering, but it adds a nice kick.
Although this Easy Chicken Sausage Stuffing with Sriracha might technically belong in the “side dish” category, if I were the turkey I’d be nervous. This zesty dish is poised to steal the dinner spotlight!