How to Cook Chicken Bratwurst

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Chicken bratwurst is a healthier alternative to the traditional German sausage as they contain less fat and calories per serving. Available at most local grocery stores fresh, frozen or pre-cooked, chicken brats also make quick, easily prepared meals. Grilled or pan-fried, serve chicken bratwurst with your favorite condiments and side dishes for a healthy twist on a classic sausage.

Grilled Chicken Bratwurst

Step 1

Preheat your grill to a medium-low heat. Grease the grill grates by brushing with olive oil or spraying with cooking spray.

Step 2

Add the chicken bratwurst to the grill grates. Arrange diagonally across the grates so that the brats wind up with char marks when fully cooked.

Step 3

Cover and grill the chicken brats for around 12 to 20 minutes, turning the links frequently. Cook until the chicken brats have browned and reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit when tested with an instant-read thermometer.

Step 4

Remove the chicken brats from the grill and serve with a side of sauerkraut.

Pan-Fried Chicken Bratwurst

Step 1

Add a small amount of oil or cooking spray to a pan and heat it over medium-high.

Step 2

Add the chicken bratwurst to the pan and cook, turning frequently, until they begin to brown, approximately 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add enough water or beer to the skillet to completely submerge the chicken brats. Simmer, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes.

Step 3

Remove from heat and drain the water or beer from the pan. Serve on a bun with your favorite condiments and a side of potato salad.

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