Cooking Chicken Sausage on the Grill
The difference between chicken sausage and other types of sausage is simple: chicken contains less fat and fewer calories. This makes it a great alternative for those looking to eat healthily. But that also means it has a tendency to dry out if not cooked carefully.
The key to cooking any sausage, especially chicken sausage, is to grill it using indirect heat.
- Let chicken sausage warm up a bit before grilling — about 20 minutes.
- Set one half of the grill to medium-high heat.
- Don't turn on the other half of the grill.
If you're cooking with charcoal, pile the coals onto one side of the grill and leave the other side empty.
If you get too aggressive with your heat, you will char the outside of the sausage and split the casing open. This will allow its delicious juices to leak out. Grilling it slowly will help preserve its delicious flavor.