Whipping up some homemade chicken apple sausage patties couldn’t be simpler or more delicious. All you need is ground chicken, apple, onion, and a dash of spices to bring this dish to life. It’s a versatile recipe that fits beautifully into any meal of the day, whether you’re craving a savory breakfast or a wholesome dinner.

Plus, it ticks all the boxes for being gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30 friendly, making it a fantastic choice for almost any dietary preference. These patties offer a delightful mix of flavors that are sure to start your day off right or end it on a high note. Ready to give them a try?

what is chicken apple sausage made of?

Chicken apple sausage, a delightful blend of flavors and textures, typically consists of ground chicken as its base. This is complemented by pieces of apple and onion, adding a sweet and savory note. Then, a carefully selected mix of spices is added to the mix, elevating the flavor profile to new heights.

While you might commonly encounter chicken apple sausage links during a stroll through the grocery store aisles, making your own at home can be a fun and rewarding endeavor. Many choose to craft patties instead, as they’re simpler to whip up without the need for casings. Whether it’s for a hearty breakfast or a cozy dinner, homemade chicken apple sausage patties can bring a touch of homemade goodness to your meal.

is chicken sausage healthy?

Crafting chicken sausages at home lets you lean into a healthier lifestyle, thanks to total control over ingredient quality. Forget about the unwanted extras like nitrites, nitrates, fillers, binders, or anything artificial. Plus, you’re not piling on the sodium.

Just a dash of sea salt for the entire batch does the trick. And the cherry on top? Each patty packs a punch with only 60 calories and a solid 10 grams of protein.

chicken apple sausage ingredients

  • ground chicken – I used 97/3
  • diced apple
  • diced onion
  • garlic powder
  • ground ginger
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • oil or ghee/butter
  • salt and pepper

how to make chicken apple sausage patties

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Combine ground chicken, apple, onion, garlic powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium or large bowl. Mix all ingredients. Give it a good mix until everything’s nicely combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into 11 even patties, each weighing about 2 ounces.
  3. Time to get cooking. Heat a large skillet or cast-iron on medium. Add oil, wait 30 seconds. Place patties in one layer. Cook 5 minutes, flip, then 2-3 more minutes until done..
  4. Serve them up with your breakfast favorites and dive in!

Enjoy the simplicity and the flavors of your homemade creation.

do i need to peel the apple skin?

Peeling the apple skin for these sausages? Not essential. Skipping this step not only saves time but also lets you benefit from the nutrients that soften during cooking anyway. The skin is a powerhouse, packed with vitamin K, A, C, potassium, and calcium, boosting the health benefits of your meal.

what to serve with chicken apple sausage

This apple chicken sausage recipes? It’s versatile. You can cozy it up as a part of your morning spread or let it stand solo with some classic pairings. Here’s how to spin it:

  • For breakfast, think eggs, toast or potatoes, and a side of veggies for a hearty start.
  • Dive into a breakfast salad by tossing them with greens, veggies, poached eggs, avocado, and a drizzle of dressing.
  • Pair them with your choice of roasted or sautéed veggies and a side of roasted potatoes for a fulfilling meal.

Each choice adds something special to your meal, making these chicken sausage patties a great addition to your cooking options.

meal prep

These homemade chicken and apple sausage recipes are perfect for meal prep! Whip up a batch when the week begins—Sunday is my go-to day for prepping. You’ll have a convenient and tasty breakfast option ready to go.

Warming them up is a breeze. A quick pan-fry in a bit of oil does the trick—just keep an eye on them to avoid drying out. Or, if you’re short on time, a minute in the microwave works wonders.

Personally? I find them just as delicious cold. All about what works for you and fits into your morning routine.

how long do chicken apple sausages last in the fridge?

Keeping homemade sausage patties fresh is simple. Just pop them into a glass container with a tight seal, and they’ll stay good in the fridge for 4-5 days. Having a tasty and easy meal ready without worrying about it spoiling too soon is a good idea.


Here are a few tweaks you can make if needed:

  • Ground chicken: You can use either ground breasts or thighs for this recipe. A bit of fat in the meat helps make the mixing process smoother (less sticky). If chicken’s not your thing, ground turkey is a great substitute.
  • Apple: No apples on hand? A pear is a perfect stand-in, offering a similar sweet flavor.
  • Spices: Feel free to experiment with the spices. Fennel or sage can offer a whole new flavor profile, tailoring the sausage to your taste preferences.

Try creamy coleslaw with Chicken Apple Sausage Patties for a delicious combination. A perfect match for a tasty meal.

Recipe Tips

  1. Meal Prep Magic: Cook a batch of Chicken Apple Sausage Patties on Sunday for a week of quick, healthy breakfasts. They’re delicious hot or cold!
  2. Keep It Fresh: Store patties in a sealed glass container in the fridge. They’ll last 4-5 days, making your meal planning easier and tastier.
  3. Flexible Flavors: No apples? Use pears. Not into chicken? Try ground turkey. Experiment with spices like fennel or sage to make these patties uniquely yours.
Easy Chicken Apple Sausage Patties Recipe

Chicken Apple Sausage Recipe

Easy and tasty homemade chicken apple sausage patties with just ground chicken, apple, onion, and spices. Great for breakfast or dinner. Gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and Whole30.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 11
Calories 60 kcal


  • 1 pound ground chicken I used 97/3*
  • 1 cup diced apple 120 grams
  • 1/2 cup diced onion 60 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium or large bowl, add ground chicken, apple, onion, garlic powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix to combine. Form sausage mixture into 11 equal-size patties (about 2 ounces each).
  • Heat up a large skillet or cast iron over medium heat. Add oil and let it get hot, about 30 seconds. Add chicken patties in a single layer and cook for 5 minutes, flip, and cook for another 2-3 minutes until browned and cooked through. Serve with your favorite breakfast items and enjoy!


For this recipe, you can use ground chicken breasts or thighs. The presence of fat in the meat helps in handling it more easily—it reduces stickiness while mixing the ingredients and shaping them into patties. If the mixture becomes too sticky to handle, simply moisten your hands with water or chill it in the fridge for a while to firm it up.
Keyword Chicken Apple Sausage

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