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Whole30 Chicken or Turkey Apple Sausage - This egg-free Whole30 breakfast takes only 10 minutes to make, is gluten-free and dairy-free, and both kid and budget friendly! Freezes great and can be made on the stove or in the airfryer!

Though I love how tasty and easy Aidell’s Chicken Apple Sausage comes with a high price – at around $5 per 12 oz package, that comes to about $6.50 per pound. Ouch! ?

Again, if you can’t afford to pay for that convenience (or don’t have this product locally) – it’s time to make it yourself! Homemade sausage patties are super easy, IMO taste better, and can be made with either ground chicken or ground turkey. Ground chicken at Winco Foods this week was $4.28/pound, whereas a 2 pound package of ground turkey came out to only $3 per pound ($5.98 for two pounds). So I made these with turkey and still enjoyed the taste ? #eggfreebreakfast

I don’t bother to peel the apple and chop it in my mini food processor to get it nice and small. I prefer coconut oil to cook in, but other oils or ghee works too! The seasonings are very flexible – feel free to play around with them to your own flavor preferences. I paired mine with my date mustard sauce and a brussels sprout/cauliflower fritters hash. ?? See recipe for airfryer modifications!

 

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Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Autumn @wholefoodfor7

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped apple I use my mini food processor to finely chop
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil or ghee*
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine everything but the oil in a medium bowl.   

  2. Place oil* in skillet over medium high heat (*skip this step and oil ingredient if using #airfryer - see notes for air frying instructions).

  3. Once oil is hot, add small scoops of sausage mixture, flattened slightly between your hands.

  4. Cook till brown on both sides and no longer pink inside, about 3-4 minutes each side. Makes 10-12 sausage patties.

  5. Stores great in the freezer! Freeze in a single layer, then store in freezer in a sealed container for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

*To air fry: take a few tablespoons of chicken mixture and flatten slightly with hands. Place in single layer in air fryer basket. Cook at 350 degrees for 5-6 minutes each side, flipping once. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture until all patties are cooked. 

5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are a weekly staple in our house. They are so easy to make and so delicious. I love having a Whole 30 breakfast option that isn’t eggs.

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  2. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! I used this recipe to meal prep my lunch for the week. Instead of patties, I make meatballs. Pair it with a veggie and I’m set for the week. I love the flavor the apples add and love that my meatball isn’t dry. So tasty and so easy! It’s why I keep making it!

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    • Oooo, that’s a great idea to make these more into a meatball, I love that! Happy this is an easy win, thank you!

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  3. 5 stars
    Made a batch of these today with ground turkey and ghee. SO simple and delicious. The apple gives it the perfect amount of sweetness, moisture, and texture, which balances well with the savory herbs and spices. I had to keep reminding myself that it was Whole30-approved as I was eating it! Will definitely be making more of these (even post-Whole30)!

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    • Woot for it being a delicious win on or off the Whole30, thank you!

      Reply

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