Dutch Oven Chicken and Sausage

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This Dutch Oven Chicken and sausage is so easy and yummy. I love Dutch oven cooking and have grown up eating it a lot in the summertime.

Dutch Oven Chicken and Sausage in a dutch oven.

Dutch Oven Chicken and Sausage

Dutch Oven Chicken and Sausage is my favorite Dutch oven chicken recipe by far and it is so easy! My brother, Devin, is the Dutch oven MASTER. I’m not kidding, he makes the best Dutch oven food EVER. He was kind enough to share his recipes with us and is allowing us to put them up on the family blog. Thanks Devin!

Getting Started

If you’re new to the idea of Dutch oven cooking, here’s the basics to get you going. For starters you will need:
1 big bag of charcoal briquettes
lighter fluid
seasoned cast-iron Dutch oven(s) (12″)
Dutch oven lid-lifter (and some THICK hot pads) to lift the lid off

Spray the charcoals with some lighter fluid, throw in a match and wait until all of the charcoals turn light gray. When ready, spread the coals out flat and place the Dutch oven over the top. It will heat up pretty fast. Now follow the recipe below! You will NOT be disappointed. This Chicken and Sausage recipe has never failed me.
Here is a GREAT website on how to cook with Dutch ovens if you are new to Dutch oven cooking. Click HERE. (This guy explains the technique much better than I can.. Thanks Dutch Oven Dude)!

Great Sides for Dutch Oven Dining

Once you have this delicious chicken and sausage dish going, you may want to add a few side dishes to the mix. Like these heavenly Dutch Oven Potatoes and our amazing Dutch Oven Apple Pie. For breakfast, (or, let’s be honest, anytime) you can also give this Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll a whirl. Did you have any idea you can make so many dishes in a Dutch oven? Let us know some of your favorites in the comments below.

How To Make Dutch Oven Chicken & Sausage:

Dutch Oven Chicken and Sausage in a dutch oven.

Devin’s Dutch Oven Chicken & Sausage

5 from 4 votes
This Dutch Oven Chicken and Sausage is so easy and yummy. I love Dutch oven cooking and have grown up eating it a lot in the summertime.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • Dutch Oven


  • 2 pounds chicken
  • 1 pound pork roast cut into serving sizes (optional)
  • 2 12 ounce smoked sausages sliced about 1" thick (the kind in the horseshoe shaped package)
  • 40 ounces BBQ sauce We like Bull's Eye Original and Texas Longhorn


  • Heat Dutch oven with heated coals. Use about 15 coals on the bottom and 10-15 coals on the lid.
  • Add the chicken and pork (optional) to the hot Dutch oven.
  • Place the lid on top and check occasionally.
  • Cook until chicken is white and cooked through (DO NOT OVERCOOK).
  • Drain ALL the water from the oven. Add the sausage and BBQ sauce (add enough to completely drench the meat).
  • Cook another 10-15 minutes, covered.
  • Remove from heat, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 291kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 16gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 1016mgPotassium: 429mgFiber: 1gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 262IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg

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Erica Walker

Erica lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband, Jared, an attorney, and her beautiful three girls. Beyond the world of recipes, she loves adventuring with everything from kayaking, to cruising, to snowboarding and taking the family along for the thrill ride.

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    1. Yes, it absolutely can be done in the oven! You can also do it over an outdoor cooking stove. Hope this helps!

    1. We don’t usually count them out (we probably should… ) we just do a single layer over the bottom and the top. Hope this helps!

  1. Is there liquid here in the first cooking step? Talks about “pouring off all water”, but none has been added as written?

    Thanks – look great for Boy Scout adults in two weeks! Gordon

    1. There will be some water that comes off of the chicken naturally.. not much. You will want to pour it our so it doesn’t water down your BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

  2. Sounds alot like brunswick stew. No fires allowed in Hawaii, gonna have to give it a go with my ceramic dutch oven in the oven lol.

  3. @ Heather–
    WOW What an honor! I am flattered you would be interested in my site being a Master Chef! That is so awesome!!! I am going to have to go watch Master Chef now. Thanks a bunch! Hopefully the recipes don't disappoint!

  4. Loving your blog! For my dutch oven peach cobbler, I just add a little dry tapioca to the peaches & juice…mix it together, and then the rest is the same as yours. It thickens the juice up real nice and adds a nice texture!