Chicken breakfast sausage has become more popular over the years mainly for its healthier characteristics as a meat.
It’s definitely my preferred choice of meat when I’m trying to be conscious about what I’m eating.
Whereas pork sausage has anywhere from 300 to 450 calories with 25 to 40 grams of fat per link, chicken sausage will have between 140 to 160 and only 7 to 10 grams of fat.
You can see the big difference between the two and why there would be an incentive to eat the chicken.
- How to Make Chicken Breakfast Sausage
- How to Cook Chicken Breakfast Sausage
- How Long Will It Last in the Fridge?
- Chicken Breakfast Sausage Recipe
Sausage in general was a way to use up all the bits of meat leftover, which led to the saying that no one should ever see how sausages are made.
The reason being that the ingredients would also include all the bits of an animal that no one wanted to knowingly eat.
Another good reason to make the sausage yourself!
That way you can put cuts of lean ground chicken into your sausage.
The very best way to make these sausages is if you can grind your own meat.
This may sound like a lot more effort, but trust me when I say it’s not and it’s absolutely worth it.
That way you can mix the ingredients right into the meat as it’s being ground.
Finding small meat grinders is easy, and if you have a KitchenAid mixer then all you need is an attachment for it.
And if no grinder is available, then using a food processor can work just as well.
But using store bought ground chicken is perfectly OK too.
As long as it’s really good quality and not just random parts of the chicken ground together.
Check out the ingredients list for clarification and make sure it’s real food!
How to Make Chicken Breakfast Sausage
One of the nice things about making your own sausage is that you can put whatever ingredients you like in it.
From fruit to chutney, to garlic, basil, tomatoes, and even cheese – the sky’s the limit!
I personally like maple syrup in my homemade breakfast sausage.
One of your main decisions will be to think about the type of ingredients you will want your chicken sausage mixture to have, and whether you want to make links or patties.
I prefer patties and that is what I’ll be making in this recipe.
I find them easier to make as well as being more practical and diverse.
You can add them straight onto the plate with some avocado and eggs.
Or you can pop it in a muffin for a quick breakfast on the go.
This is as easy a recipe as you want it to be.
Just gather all your ingredients and mix well in a bowl.
I like to wear latex gloves when mixing this together as I find it better combines when you use your hands.
And it then prevents your hands getting covered in raw chicken.
Then you can create patties, place them on a tray and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Once they’ve been refrigerated, you can cook them in two ways.
You can either heat a large skillet over medium heat and fry them making sure they cook through or you can bake them in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Another good alternative to chicken that you can also use is ground turkey.
How to Cook Chicken Breakfast Sausage
I like to cook my chicken breakfast sausage patties in a cast iron skillet, but a nonstick skillet will work just fine also.
I like to heat up my pan on medium heat with no oil in it, then add the cold oil followed immediately by the patties.
I do this because this should stop the patties sticking to the pan.
I will then turn down the heat to low and let the meat cook slowly so that it does not develop an outer toughness.
I flip the patty only once.
It’s important to add here to resist the urge to press on the patty with the spatula.
This will just dry it out.
Just flip it once and leave it to cook.
A good sausage flavor always has a juiciness to it, especially when it is part of a breakfast sandwich.
How Long Will It Last in the Fridge?
Freshly made chicken sausage will last three to four days in the fridge.
However, if you need to keep it longer than that, then it is very easy to freeze.
In the freezer the sausages should last for four to six months.
Chicken Breakfast Sausage Recipe
Chicken Breakfast Sausage
- Mix all ingredients with the ground chicken.
- Mix well. Preferably using your hands.
- Roll into balls, then flatten to form patties.
- Refrigerate patties for at least 30 minutes.
- Heat a pan on medium heat.
- Once the pan is hot add the patty immediately and turn the heat down to low.
- Cook slowly turning once. Serve.
Nutrition Per Serving
What spices do you like to mix into your chicken breakfast sausages?
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