Chicken and Apple Breakfast Sausage

I make up a batch of these tasty sausage patties on a regular basis for our breakfasts. We all love eating them, and it’s much healthier to make your own than to buy commercial sausage where you really can’t be sure exactly what you’re eating ūüôā¬† Not to mention it’s more economical to make your own.

Although I make these with ground chicken, I’m sure they’d also be good using ground pork or turkey. In both cases, I would recommed only using meat from¬†humanely raised animals.¬†Another variation is to leave out the apple. The apple lends a lot of sweetness to this sausage, but sometimes I feel like a more savory sausage in which case I simply¬†leave out the apple. Both versions are tasty so I tend to alternate between the two.

Chicken and Apple Breakfast Sausage

1 lb ground chicken
1 apple, peeled and grated
¬Ĺ teaspoon dried basil
¬Ĺ teaspoon dried thyme
¬Ĺ teaspoon dried sage
¬Ĺ teaspoon ground cumin
¬ľ teaspoon dried oregano
¬ľ teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon sea salt
Scant ¬ľ teaspoon black pepper
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Add all ingredients into large bowl and mix well (or use a food processor)
3. Form mixture into patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

4. Bake for 10 minutes each side.
5. Makes 18.

Note: You could also cook these in a skillet, but I find baking them to be quicker and easier. As you can see from the top photo, I was also getting some browning in the oven. However the last time I made these I didn’t get much browning at all (not sure why). So if you like them reliably brown with that crispy outer, cook them in the skillet. Otherwise throw them in the oven!

Linking to: Monday Mania @ Healthy Home Economist, Fat Tuesday @ Real Food Forager, Real Food Wednesdays @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Grain Free Real Food Carnival

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12 Comment

  1. Wow, these are really great. I love chicken apple sausages but I get them from our local butcher (in a casing). I love that I can now make them at home and for a heck of a lot less money!

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      They’re so easy to make, let me know how they turn out for you! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Jill says: Reply

    Great idea! Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. Hope to see you next week!

  3. Janice Wright says: Reply

    do these freeze well?

    1. Debbie says: Reply

      Hi Janice, yes they do! I make a batch and freeze them for our breakfasts. I typically pull out a couple frozen patties and put them in a pan on the stovetop with a small amount of water and let them heat through. Alternatively, if they’re already defrosted, you could heat them in a pan with a bit of butter (or use a microwave).

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