Grilled Chicken Sausage with Pears

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

Sliced pears become exceptionally sweet whengiven a quick turn on the grill (or the stove top). This recipe can be made on a grill pan, although you may need to increase the cooking times by one minute per side.


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 4 firm, ripe pears, cut lengthwise into ¼-inch-thick slices

  • 8 precooked chicken-and-apple sausage links, pricked with a fork

  • Fresh thyme, chutney, and assorted mustards, for serving


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high. (If you are using a charcoal grill, coals are ready when you can hold your hand 5 inches above grill for just 3 to 4 seconds.)

  2. Whisk lemon juice with mustard. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until emulsified. Whisk in salt and pepper. Toss pears with 2 tablespoons dressing.

  3. Grill sausages, turning frequently, until heated through, 10 to 12 minutes total. At the same time, grill pears until softened and lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Top sausages and pears with thyme, and serve with chutney, mustards, and remaining dressing.

Related Articles