Hearty One-Pot Farro with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes


Discover the rustic charm and robust flavors of our Hearty One-Pot Farro with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes. This dish is a celebration of simplicity and taste, combining the nutty wholesomeness of farro with the savory richness of chicken sausage and the bright, juicy sweetness of tomatoes. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or a casual gathering, this one-pot wonder is not only easy to prepare but also brimming with nutritional benefits. Dive into this comforting bowl of goodness that promises to warm your heart and satisfy your hunger.

Hearty One-Pot Farro with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: Approximately 1.5 cups

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 18 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 800 mg


  • 200 grams (7 ounces) farro
  • 450 grams (1 pound) chicken sausage, sliced into rounds
  • 400 grams (14 ounces) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 750 ml (3 cups) chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh basil leaves, for garnish
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the sliced chicken sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove the sausage and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the diced onion and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute, stirring frequently.
  3. Stir in the farro, cherry tomatoes, dried thyme, and oregano. Cook for 2 minutes, allowing the farro to toast slightly and the tomatoes to soften.
  4. Return the chicken sausage to the pot along with the chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 25 minutes, or until the farro is tender and the liquid is mostly absorbed.
  5. Once the farro is cooked, remove the pot from heat. Let it stand for 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Serve garnished with fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • To enhance the dish's flavor, consider using a chicken sausage variety that includes spices or herbs.
  • If the farro is not fully cooked by the time the liquid is absorbed, add a bit more broth and continue simmering until tender.
  • For a vegetarian option, substitute the chicken sausage with a plant-based sausage and use vegetable broth.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different grain instead of farro?

  • Absolutely! Quinoa, barley, or brown rice can be used as substitutes, though cooking times may vary.

How can I make this dish spicier?

  • Add red pepper flakes while sautéing the onions or use a spicy variety of chicken sausage.

Is this dish suitable for meal prep?

  • Yes, it stores well in the fridge for up to 4 days and can be reheated in the microwave or on the stove.

With every spoonful of Hearty One-Pot Farro with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes, embrace the simple joys of cooking and the warmth of sharing a delicious meal. This dish stands as a reminder that great flavors don't have to come with complexity. Let this comforting, nutritious meal inspire your weeknight dinners and bring a touch of homemade happiness to your table.