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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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This post is from March 2020, but I updated it with a little more info for you.
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 sautéed 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 forget, if you’re looking to establish healthy habits (like adding more vegetables to your diet in fun and tasty ways) be sure to secure a spot in the 30 Days to a Healthy Habits Challenge.
What If You 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.
- Ground chicken
- Apple (I used granny smith)
- Maple syrup (pure maple syrup)
- Ground sage
- Fresh thyme
- Sea salt
- Ground nutmeg
- Ground pepper
How To Make This Recipe
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.
I like these patties with a piece of toast or English muffin and sautéed veggies. (I typically do asparagus or bell peppers.).
Or try it with these Cauliflower Hashbrown Patties!
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.
Yes it is. The full recipe is 1 purple, 4 red, and 3 tsps.
Per serving: 1/4 purple, 1 red, 3/4 tsps.
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.
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.
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.
More Healthy Chicken Recipes
- Turkey Taco Skillet (Just swap with ground chicken.)
- Romesco Stuffed Chicken
- Chicken Fajita Pizza
- Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
- 45 Easy Macro Friendly Meal Prep Recipes.
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.