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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!

Why We Love This Whole30 Chicken Apple Sausage

These Whole30 Chicken Apple Sausage patties are super easy to make. Also, in my opinion, they taste better!

Plus, they can be made with either ground chicken or ground turkey. Ground chicken at Winco Foods 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.

My Whole30 Chicken Apple Sausage is not only Whole30, it’s Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and egg-free. A tasty eggless breakfast option for so many dietary needs.

And, it’s quick and easy – coming together in 20 minutes! Finally, it can also be made in a skillet or an air fryer.

A Budget-Friendly Option

I love how budget-friendly this Whole30 Chicken Apple Sauge is. 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!

Here is a price breakdown of what the cost of making these Whole30 Chicken Apple Sausages looks like. Note: These prices are based on prices from my local Walmart. I can’t tell you how much the ingredients will cost in YOUR local grocery store, but hopefully it is food for thought.

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!

Tips and Tricks

  • 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 work 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 Cauliflower Fritters.


  • Ground chicken or turkey – Use whichever you prefer or is more accessible to you. Can’t find ground chicken near you or it’s expensive? Make it at home! Read this blog post to learn how EASY that can be!
  • Apple – See tip above for how I chop my apple finely. Any type of apple will work, use whatever you need to use up or have on hand.
  • Cooking oil – I prefer the flavor and crisp result of using coconut oil, but avocado or olive oil work as well.
  • Dried sage – I get this from the bulk bins at Winco, where the prices are good and I can buy in small amounts.
  • Dried thyme 
  • Onion powder
  • Salt – I use traditional table salt here.
  • Pepper – All my recipes when I say “pepper,” I mean black ground pepper.



Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage

Autumn @wholefoodfor7
An easy budget-friendly sausage for an eggless breakfast or quick main dish.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 237 kcal


  • 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


  • Combine everything but the oil in a medium bowl.   
  • Place oil* in skillet over medium high heat (*skip this step and oil ingredient if using #airfryer - see notes for air frying instructions).
  • Once oil is hot, add small scoops of sausage mixture, flattened slightly between your hands.
  • Cook till brown on both sides and no longer pink inside, about 3-4 minutes each side. Makes 10-12 sausage patties.
  • Stores great in the freezer! Freeze in a single layer, then store in freezer in a sealed container for up to 3 months.


*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. 
Can't find ground chicken near you or it's expensive? Make it at home! Read this blog post to learn how EASY that can be!


Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 20gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 359mgPotassium: 621mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword breakfast, budget-friendly, dairy-free, easy, egg-free, gluten-free, kid-friendly, main dish, nut-free, paleo, whole30
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  1. 5 stars
    Prepping for my first Whole 30 experience next week and wanted to freeze these for easy breakfast option. Tried one before putting them in the freezer and loved it.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

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

      • 5 stars
        Could I use apple sauce instead?

        • Hi and good question! I don’t think so, as applesauce is moist and might make them too wet to hold together, but I haven’t tried it.

  4. 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)!

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


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