5 Ingredient Chicken Sausage and Rainbow Chard Penne

  • Author: Lindsay Cola (Tippens)
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Five Ingredient Chicken Sausage and Rainbow Chard Penne- so quick, simple, and delicious.  Absolutely perfect for busy weeknights!



  • 23 T olive oil
  • 3 chicken sausages, sliced
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch rainbow chard, stems removed, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan
  • 8 oz penne pasta, cooked per instructions on package.
  • Salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  When hot, add chicken sausage, and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, until nicely charred.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and add garlic; cook another 30 seconds-1 minute, being careful not to burn the garlic.
  3. Now add rainbow chard, and sauté for a 2-3 minutes, or until wilted.
  4. Add parmesan, penne, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the skillet, and toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately!

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