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Chicken Breakfast Sausage Patties

With subtle notes of pure maple syrup, these chicken breakfast sausage patties are a morning favorite in our house! A homemade seasoning mix with fennel seeds and sage is a must-make to takes the flavor over the top.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 patties
Author: Natalie Blackmur


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


  • Breakfast Sausage Seasoning: Whisk together the breakfast sausage seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
    2 tsp. fennel seeds, 1 tsp. salt, ½ tsp. black pepper, ½ tsp. thyme, ¼ tsp. sage, ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 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.
    1 lb. ground chicken, 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • -OR- Make Links: Alternatively, you can shape the mixture into links that are roughly 1-inch round and 3 inches long.
  • 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.
    2 Tbsp. oil
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days and in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.



*You can also use half of this homemade breakfast sausage seasoning or purchase a store-bought one.
Prep-Ahead Instructions:
You can easily make this chicken breakfast sausage the day before and keep in the fridge overnight. 
Storage Directions:
Place leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. Tightly wrap completely cooled sausage patties and store in a freezer-safe container for up to 6 months. These are delicious warmed back up over low heat in a skillet, or you can use the microwave for a quicker option.


Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg