Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites

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Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites are an easy sweet & savory recipe to throw together at the last minute and make for a great party, holiday or game day appetizer!

Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites are an easy sweet & savory recipe to throw together at the last minute and make for a great party, holiday or game day appetizer!

Can we stop for a second and someone please tell me where summer went to? Why does it have to be the fastest moving season of all? If winter went by this fast in upstate New York I would be one happy camper.  So I’m stuck somewhere in between summer and fall right now.  The warm sun-shining weather is still screaming “summer” but everything I’m seeing on TV and social media….back-to-school, football season approaching….is totally saying “fall”.  Somehow I managed to combine two seasons into one with these Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites.  They have a happy summer fruit combined the sausage to make the perfect fall appetizer for your football parties.

I’m so glad you’re here! Follow along on Pinterest for more inspiration! 

This recipe I’m sharing today is made with my beloved Zweigle’s chicken sausage!  No, I’m not biased just because I live in Rochester, NY where Zweigle’s is based out of.  They actually ARE the best chicken sausage, Italian sausage, hot dogs on the entire planet, people.  Creating recipes using their sausage has to be the best task in the world because the possibilities are endless.  Have a sausage recipe you want to lighten up a bit and make healthier?  Swap it out for Zweigle’s chicken sausage in any flavor you want (Spinach & Feta, Chorizo, Italian, Buffalo Style, Lime Chipotle) and there you have it.  Zweigle’s uses the highest quality ingredients and their chicken sausage is gluten free and all-natural 100% boneless, skinless chicken meat.

Zweigle's chicken sausage uses the highest quality ingredients and their chicken sausage is gluten free and all-natural 100% boneless, skinless chicken meat

These Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites are the perfect sweet and savory little appetizer or snack!  They are excellent for when you’re in a hurry and need something quick.  Make them for a party or holiday and watch how fast they disappear…just be sure to double or triple the recipe for a crowd.  I heated them up in the oven but feel free to keep them warm in a crock pot if you’re serving these at a party.  They are just as good at room temperature so you don’t really even have to worry about keeping them hot.

You can even make them ahead of time – just assemble them, then prepare the glaze and keep it in a small container in the refrigerator until you are ready to brush on the glaze.  These babies will be requested at each and every party you throw!  Right before serving, I brushed on extra glaze.  You can never have too much!  I loved the salty component from the teriyaki sauce and the added sweetness from the honey.  They balanced each other out perfectly.

Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites are an easy sweet & savory recipe to throw together at the last minute and make for a great party, holiday or game day appetizer!

You can head on over to Zweigle’s website to purchase their products online if you can’t find them at your local grocery store.  They also have great recipes on their website that you will love.  One more cool thing: Zweigle’s now has an app you can download on your phone to start earning free Zweigle’s product, so be sure to check that out!  Simply scan can the QR code on your purchased product to earn points towards free stuff.

For even more great recipe ideas make sure you take a look at the previous recipes I created using Zweigle’s chicken sausage.  You will find whatever you need in this collection: summer grilling, side dishes, one-pot meals, comfort food, and more.  My personal favorite was the Chicken Club Pasta Salad, but I have been getting great feedback on the Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs!

Hawaiian Chicken Sausage Kabobs

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta Skillet

One-Pot Creamy Green Orzo with Chicken Sausage

Buffalo Chicken Sausage Mac & Cheese

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken Sausage Hash Brown Casserole

Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites are a a simple sweet & salty snack recipe to throw together at the last minute and make for a great party, holiday or game day appetizer!

Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 10
 
Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites are an easy sweet & savory recipe to throw together at the last minute and make for a great party, holiday or game day appetizer!
Ingredients
  • 12 oz Zweigle's Chorizo chicken sausage, fully cooked, sliced into ½ inch pieces (any type of sausage will work for this recipe)
  • 1 20 oz can pineapple chunks, reserve juice
  • 2 T teriyaki sauce
  • 1 T chili sauce
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 T pineapple juice (that you reserved from can)
Instructions
  1. Soak your toothpicks in water for 20 minutes before baking so they don't char in the oven. This won't leave a flavor residue. Be sure to use non-colored toothpicks as the colored toothpicks will bleed and discolor the food!
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil (and spray with non-stick cooking spray), parchment paper, or a silicone baking mat.
  4. Place a chunk of pineapple on top of a slice of chicken sausage and stick one toothpick into each of them. Place on the prepared pan.
  5. In a small mixing bowl, combine remaining four ingredients to make the glaze.
  6. Brush glaze over tops and sides of sausage/pineapple bites. Try not to get a ton of glaze on the toothpick as it will burn when in the oven.
  7. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes or just until hot, keeping an eye on them so they don't burn.
  8. Remove from oven, let cool slightly, and serve warm. Enjoy!

Disclaimer:  Thank you, Zweigles, for sponsoring this conversation.  All opinions remain 100% my own, as always.

Recipe source:  heavily adapted from realhousemoms.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

13 Responses to “Glazed Chicken Sausage Pineapple Bites”

  1. August 30, 2016 at 1:56 PM #

    Yes, this summer went by way too quickly. Just when I thought fall and back-to-school were around the corner, BAM! We approach ~100 degree days. Guess summer is here for a little while longer, but I’m not complaining. I love that you paired pineapple with these sausages. I’m sure it makes for a fantastic sweet/salty combo!

  2. August 30, 2016 at 3:24 PM #

    I hear ya on the weather thing, Ashley. What the heck? It’s still warm (hot?) outside, but my body is telling me it’s time for hoodies and colorful leaves! With the marathon of college football coming up this weekend, I’m thinking these sausage bites will be a great addition to the party. These bad boys sound delicious! And I still need to try that Lime Chipotle flavor…it sounds like fun!

  3. August 30, 2016 at 5:18 PM #

    Dear Ashley, I just love these little appetizers..what a delicious combo! I would never have thought but the sweet, smokey, salty fusion is so good! xo, Catherine

  4. August 30, 2016 at 7:20 PM #

    I love these little bites! The perfect combination of sweet and salty 🙂

  5. August 31, 2016 at 10:01 AM #

    Can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day! This summer went fast. And I’ll bet this wonderful looking dish would go fast around our house too — how nice these look! And I’ll bet the flavor is awesome. Thanks!

  6. August 31, 2016 at 10:28 AM #

    I know right! I can’t believe that summer is jetting out of here! How crazy! Ps. Love the bites! we would inhale those!

  7. August 31, 2016 at 3:26 PM #

    Wouldn’t it be cool if winter were the fastest moving season?! And love these bites! Delicious.

  8. August 31, 2016 at 3:27 PM #

    What a great appetizer this is…love little bites and especially when they’re packed with flavor. : )

  9. August 31, 2016 at 11:00 PM #

    I am loving this recipe idea for game day bites!!!

  10. September 1, 2016 at 1:53 AM #

    I could eat these all day long. Happily. Nothing beats a great bite. And these are freaking amazing.

  11. September 2, 2016 at 8:34 AM #

    So good! I love that you can purchase it online! These would be perfect this weekend for Labor day!

  12. September 11, 2016 at 4:13 PM #

    What a neat idea! I can’t wait for fall and winter — those bites totally work as fall appetizer, for sure! The glaze sounds super tasty, too!

  13. September 14, 2016 at 3:12 AM #

    it’s great to hear that you use Zweigle’s chicken sausage, too. there’s nothing to complain about its flavor and quality. xD i’m also excited about this recipe, sounds good the combination of chicken sausage and pineapple ( my favorites), thanks for sharing, i forward more posts from you. 🙂

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