Chicken Bratwurst and Onions with Broccoli Slaw Salad


Take the stress out of your next tailgate by preparing the sausages in your slow cooker rather than on the grill.

Chicken Bratwurst Onions Broccoli Slaw Salad
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
20 mins
Slow Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins


  • 3 large onions (about 1 1/2 pounds), sliced 1/2 inch thick

  • ½ cup apple cider or apple juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 cooked smoked chicken or turkey bratwurst

  • ¼ cup buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise

  • ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed

  • Dash cayenne pepper

  • 2 cup packaged shredded broccoli (broccoli slaw mix)

  • 8 reduced-calorie whole grain frankfurter buns, split and toasted


  1. In a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine onions, apple cider, garlic, thyme, and black pepper. Arrange bratwurst on top of onion mixture. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

  2. Meanwhile, for broccoli slaw, in a medium bowl combine buttermilk, parsley, mayonnaise, caraway seeds, and cayenne pepper. Stir in broccoli slaw mix. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

  3. Remove bratwurst from cooker. Using a slotted spoon, remove onions, draining well. Discard cooking liquid. To serve, fill buns with onions and bratwurst. Top with broccoli slaw.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 874mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 25.6mg 128%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Potassium 157mg 3%
Folate, total 64.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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