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Easy Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausage

These easy chicken apple breakfast sausage patties are one of my favorite meal prep breakfasts to make for a busy week ahead. Bonus? It’s ready from prep to cooked in under 15 minutes.

chicken apple breakfast sausage recipe

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Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausage

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I love these homemade sausage patties, not only are they packed with flavor but they’re also healthy.

What a win!

I’ve been eating these chicken sausages in the mornings with a piece of toast and sauteed bell peppers before my workout. Not only does it give me energy for my new grueling workouts but they fit in the eating plan I’m following (I’m currently following 80 Day Obsession).

homemade chicken apple sausage in a cast iron skillet and plated with apples

Don’t like touching raw chicken?

If you’re like me, you do everything you can to avoid touching the raw chicken when mixing the breakfast patties together.

I do this by using a spoon or fork to thoroughly mix the ingredients together and then I divide the mixture in the bowl into quarters (see image below). Then scoop it with a spoon and flatten it on the hot cast-iron skillet.

portioning ground chicken without getting hands dirty

Voila! Clean hands.

Supplies Needed

You won’t need any special equipment to make this sausage recipe.

I used a cast-iron skillet, but you can use whatever you have.

grating apples with a cheese grater
Using a cheese grater to shred apples for the chicken sausage. It takes seconds and is a great prep tip!

Chicken Sausage ingredients

Fresh sage vs ground sage

Fresh is always best, but if you live in the north (like me) or in a remote area, your local grocery store may not have it in stock all the time.

If you have fresh sage, roll the leaves together and chop it up. Use about 1 1/2 – 2 tsp worth.

If you don’t have fresh sage, you can buy ground sage. Use 1 tsp. It’s a very powerful herb.

chicken apple sausages in a cast iron skillet with fresh thyme

Is homemade sausage healthier?

Making your own sausage patties is a healthier option because you can control what goes into it.

This recipe has no filler, no gluten, no preservatives.

How many calories and macros are in chicken apple sausage?

For 1 sausage (which is 1/4 of the recipe) there’s 197 calories, 9g carbohydrate, 20g of protein, and 9g of fat.

If you’d like the full macronutrient profile you can find it at the bottom of the recipe card.

looking down on cooked chicken patties surrounded by sliced apples and a cast iron skillet

Is this 21 Day Fix compliant?

Yes it is. The full recipe is 1 purple, 4 red, and 3 tsps.

Per serving: 1/4 purple, 1 red, 3/4 tsps.

Make it Whole30

To make it Whole30 friendly, just leave out the maple syrup.

Whole30 bans all sugar, including natural sources such as maple syrup and honey.

It doesn’t affect the taste as much, the chicken patties will be just as delicious.

homemade chicken skillet sausage with thyme and sage

How to make homemade breakfast sausage

I’m not one for multiple steps and multiple dishes. I’m more of a throw it together and hope for the best kind of girl.

That’s one of the reasons I love this recipe. I dump it all in a glass bowl, mix it up and cook it.

adding all chicken sausage ingredients in a bowl

Healthy chicken recipes to check out:

What to serve the patties with:

I like these patties with a piece of toast or English muffin and sauteed veggies (I typically do asparagus or bell peppers).

homemade chicken apple sausage in a cast iron skillet and plated with apples
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Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausage

Chicken apple breakfast sausage is a tasty and healthy breakfast recipe. Not only are these homemade sausage patties Whole30 but they're also low carb and paleo friendly. They work with the the 21 Day Fix and portion container system as well. You'll love this easy breakfast recipe for meal prep.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, ground chicken, sausage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 sausages
Calories 197kcal


  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or use avocado oil spray
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 small granny smith apple grated with cheese grater
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup leave out if Whole30
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Heat cast iron skillet over medium heat. Give it a spray with avocado oil spray or use regular avocado oil.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Divide the mixture into four and add to the skillet.
  • Cook for four minutes per side or until full cooked.


Fresh sage is always best but it’s not always available at my local grocery store. Ground sage works just as well. If you do have access to fresh sage, chop it fine and use about 1 1/2 tsp.
Make it Whole30 friendly
To make it Whole30 friendly, leave out the maple syrup.

Is this 21 Day Fix compliant?

Yes it is. The full recipe is 1 purple, 4 red, and 3 tsps.
Per serving: 1/4 purple, 1 red, 3/4 tsps.


Serving: 1patty | Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
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