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.
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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).
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.
Voila! Clean hands.
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.
Chicken Sausage ingredients
- ground chicken
- apple (I used granny smith)
- maple syrup (pure maple syrup)
- ground sage
- fresh thyme
- sea salt
- ground nutmeg
- ground pepper
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.
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.
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.
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.
Healthy chicken recipes to check out:
- Turkey Taco Skillet (swap with ground chicken)
- Romesco Stuffed Chicken
- Chicken Fajita Pizza
- Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
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).
Chicken Apple Breakfast Sausage
- 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.