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Chicken Breakfast Sausage Recipe

You'll never want to buy store-bought once you taste this Chicken Breakfast Sausage recipe- the best way to make patties and links at home!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 sausage patties
Calories 85 kcal


Breakfast Sausage Seasoning:*

  • 2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. thyme dried
  • ¼ tsp. sage ground
  • tsp. red pepper flakes optional

Chicken Breakfast Sausage:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup honey or other sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp. oil avocado or olive


  1. Breakfast Sausage Seasoning: Whisk together the breakfast sausage seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.

  2. Shape Sausage Patties: Add ground chicken to a large bowl along with the maple syrup and the sausage seasoning. Mash together with either a potato masher or by hand until everything is well mixed. Divide the mixture into four sections and create three patties from each section. The patties should end up being roughly 2 to 2 ½-inches wide and ½-inch thick.

  3. -OR- Make Links: Alternatively, you can shape the mixture into links that are roughly 1-inch round and 3 inches long.

  4. Cook Sausage in Skillet: Add 1-2 tablespoons of oil to a large skillet over medium heat. You want just enough so that it completely coats the bottom. Wait for the oil to begin to sizzle and then place the sausage patties in a single layer, being careful that none of them touch. (Depending on the size of your skillet, you may need to cook these in two batches.) Cook the sausage for 3 minutes per side, or until the edges become golden and the meat is cooked through and no longer pink.

  5. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.

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Recipe Notes

*You can also use half of this homemade breakfast sausage seasoning or purchase a store-bought one.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: You can easily make this chicken breakfast sausage the day before and keep in the fridge overnight.
  • To Store: Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.
  • To Freeze: Tightly wrap completely cooled sausage patties and store in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months.
  • To Reheat: These are delicious warmed back up over low heat in a skillet, or you can use the microwave for a quicker option.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Breakfast Sausage Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.03g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 213mg6%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 49IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.