Grilled chicken sausage with spanish chickpea salsa

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
18 min
8 min
5 min
Chicken sausage cooks quickly on the grill to make an easy and delicious weeknight meal. The chicken sausage makes a healthier alternative to pork sausage. We placed the chicken sausage on a bun and topped it with a chickpea salsa that's a vibrant mix of flavors that includes chickpea, pimiento, paprika, red onion, sherry vinegar and oregano. The chickpea salsa can be made ahead. You can also serve it as an appetizer with tortilla chips or use it on grilled chicken. Serve these chicken sausage sandwiches with mixed fruit.


Canned pimento(s)

3 oz, drained and chopped

Canned drained chickpeas

cup(s), rinsed, drained and chopped

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 Tbsp, minced

Sherry vinegar

2 tsp


½ tsp, smoked variety

Dried oregano

½ tsp

Cooked chicken sausage(s)

12 oz, spicy variety, or fully cooked chorizo, 4 links

Reduced calorie hot dog bun(s)

4 roll(s), whole-grain or whole wheat variety

Cooking spray

1 spray(s)


  1. Spray grill rack with nonstick spray. Preheat grill to medium-high or prepare medium-high fire.
  2. To make salsa, stir together pimientos, chickpeas, onion, vinegar, paprika, and oregano in small bowl.
  3. Place sausages on grill rack and grill, turning, until nicely marked and heated through, about 5 minutes. Place buns, cut side down, on grill rack and grill until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
  4. Place sausages in buns; top each with 2½ tablespoons salsa.
  5. Per serving: 1 sandwich