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Black Eyed Pea and Chicken Sausage

Black Eyed Pea and Chicken Sausage is full of fiber and vegetables. You can add even more more spice with hot sauce.

Black Eyed Pea and Chicken Sausage is rich in fiber and flavor. Beans are one of my favorite foods and they are super budget friendly. This dish is spicy and wonderful on a cold winter night. I first found this recipe from my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2013 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Any time a recipe calls for cooked rice I like to make long grain rice versus instant rice because I like the flavor better. You can make this recipe with instant rice if you are short on time. 

Cost Per Serving $4.39 as of October 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $26.34.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $14.52.

  • Cost per serving is reduced to $2.42.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 6

Serving size: Scoop bean mixture into 6 equal bowls with 1/2 cup rice.

Equipment needed: 1 deep skillet and prep bowls 

Total time: 30~40 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $11.82.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $11.82 as of October 2022

  • bay leaf $2.98
  • cayenne pepper $1.90
  • cider vinegar $2.12
  • olive oil $2.88
  • dried thyme $1.94


Total: $14.52 as of October 2022

  • 1 bunch green onions $0.88
  • 1 onion $0.60
  • 1 bag baby carrots $0.98
  • 1 stalk celery $1.79
  • 1 bulb of garlic $0.54
  • 12 oz spicy chicken sausage $4.99
  • 2 cans black eyed peas $2.58
  • 32 oz chicken broth $1.33
  • 1 bag brown or white rice $0.83

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete the prep from the prep tab above.
  2. Cook 3 cups of rice to package directions using broth instead of water. Add 1 smashed garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper with the rice. 
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the onion, carrots, celery, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper for 3 – 5 minutes. 
  4. Add sausage and sauté for 3 – 5 minutes until nice and brown.
  5. Add garlic for 1 minute. 
  6. Stir in:
    • rinsed black eye peas
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  7. Bring to a boil and cover then reduce heat for 15 minutes. 
  8. Stir in 1 tablespoon cider vinegar and continue to cook for 10 minutes, until carrots are tender. 
  9. Remove bay leaf from the pea mixture.
  10. Remove the garlic clove from the rice. 
  11. Stir 1/2 the green onions into the rice and top the pea mixture with the rest. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $45 – Menu 4

Side Options

Vegetables such as peas, squash, peppers, etc

Spinach Salad

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