Chicken Apple Sausage

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Chicken Apple Sausage patties are easy to make and low carb

I love sausage, but I don’t care for the store bought variety that often contains a lot of sodium and sugar (among other things). If you feel the same, then this Chicken Apple Sausage recipe is one you’ll want to add to your homemade chicken sausage recipes list!

Making apple chicken sausage is so easy! The ingredient list is short and the method is simple.

This chicken sausage recipe is versatile, so it can be enjoyed for any type of meal and I’ll give you a few ideas, so keep scrolling!

This recipe originally came from my Yummy Cycle 1 Recipe book, but I made a few changes to the ingredients before posting it here.

Ground Chicken Apple Sausage is a perfect breakfast for the 17 Day Diet

Ingredients for Chicken Apple Sausage

This ground Chicken Apple Sausage recipe is fairly simple to make.

It only includes a few key ingredients, which include:

  • Ground lean chicken breast
  • Apple
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Onion
  • Garlic Powder
  • Sage

Ingredients for this Chicken Apple Sausage recipe include chicken, apple, sage, and a few other ingredients

Ingredient Substitutions for Ground Chicken Sausage

If you’re not a fan of ground chicken or some of the seasonings, you can easily use your favorite ingredients.

Here are a few ideas:

  • Use ground turkey or pork instead of chicken
  • Use your favorite herbs instead of sage

Italian Chicken Sausage

If you want this yummy Chicken Apple Sausage to have more of an Italian flavor while keeping the ingredients pretty much the same, use Italian Seasoning instead of sage (the original recipe called for Oregano, so it was pretty close).

If you want to leave out the apples and apple cider vinegar, you can certainly do so.

You can also add a little fennel seed if your heart desires!

How to Cook Chicken Sausage Patties

This particular recipe calls for using a skillet to cook your chicken sausage.

On medium high heat, you’ll cook your ground chicken sausage patties for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature of your chicken reaches 165 degrees F.

This Chicken Apple Sausage recipe is an easy one-skillet dish

Chicken Sausage In Air Fryer

If you want to use your air fryer, you can easily do so with this recipe! How long do I cook chicken sausage in the air fryer? Well, here are the steps:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for at least three minutes
  2. Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray
  3. Gently place the chicken patties in the air fryer and lightly spray the top with olive oil spray if you want them a little extra crispy
  4. Air fry for 8 minutes, flipping half way

Remember, all air fryers cook differently, so your cooking time might need to be adjusted. 

If your air fryer basket is fairly small and you need to cook in batches, you can use your regular oven at 200 degrees F to keep your sausages warm while you cook in batches.

Chicken Apple Sausage is easy to make in the air fryer if you wan to skip the stove top veresion

Chicken Breakfast Sausage

This Ground Chicken Apple Sausage recipe was originally created with breakfast in mind. 

You can serve the sausage with eggs, any style.

If you’re not a fan of eggs, you can easily serve this sausage with a low carb waffle or pancakes made with almond or coconut flour.

You can also serve this sausage with low carb toast using my 90 Second Low Carb Keto Bread recipe (the bread definitely tastes best toasted). 

You can also use the same keto bread to make a toasty sausage and egg sandwich like you see at McDonald’s. 

As you can see, you can serve this Chicken Apple Sausage all different types of ways for breakfast!

Chicken Apple Sausage can be served for breakfast with eggs (any style)

What to Make With Chicken Sausage

If breakfast sausage isn’t your thing and you want to serve this for lunch or dinner, here are a few ideas:

  • Chicken Apple Sausage Pasta
  • Chicken Sausage and Peppers
  • Chicken Apple Sausage crumbled over Salad Greens (use my Apple Cider Vinaigrette recipe)

Chicken Apple Sausage can be served with a green salad and left over apple slices

Chicken Apple Sausage for the 17 Day Diet

These Chicken Apple Sausage patties are perfect if you’re eating low carb on the 17 Day Diet.

In fact, this recipe can be used on all three cycles without any changes being made.

There’s very little apple in each serving, so this recipe does NOT count towards your fruit servings for the day, so feel free to serve a few slices of apple with your sausage.

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed when, make sure you check out my 17 Day Diet Cycle 1 Food List for all the info!

You can also check out my book on Amazon called Fast Track Your Weight Loss With the 17 Day Diet which has all the food lists (and a 7 day meal plan, too!).

Can I have Chicken Sausage on the Kickstart Diet?

If you happen to be on the 17 Day Kickstart Diet, you can definitely have this Chicken Apple Sausage on all phases of this diet. 

No changes are necessary in order to enjoy this as early as the 3-Day Scrub Phase, so you’re good to go!

If you’re not sure which foods are allowed during each phase, make sure you take a look at my 17 Day Kickstart Diet Food List.

Chicken Apple Sausage is a great low carb dish for both the 17 Day Diet and 17 Day Kickstart Diet

Keto Chicken Sausage

If you’re on the Keto Diet, this ground chicken apple sausage can be eaten without any changes, too!

Depending on your fat macros for the day, you may want to use ground pork instead as ground chicken breast is fairly low in fat and pork would make a great substitute. 

Low Carb Breakfast Ideas

This sausage recipe is great way to switch up your low carb breakfast ideas. If you want more recipes for morning time, make sure you check these out:

Low Carb Side Dishes to Serve with Chicken Sausage

Not sure what to serve with ground Chicken Sausage, especially if you’re serving these at dinner time? Here are a few ideas on low carb side dishes you might want to pair with this recipe if you decide to serve these patties as a main dinner entree:

There are many side dishes you can serve with Chicken Apple Sausage, including yummy carrot fries

Low Carb Recipes Using Ground Meat

If lunch or dinner is more your jam when it comes to this Ground Chicken Sausage recipe and want to explore other ideas to use up your ground meat, make sure you check out these other amazing dishes:

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This low carb ground chicken apple sausage is a family favorite

Ground Chicken Apple Sausage is a perfect breakfast for the 17 Day Diet

Chicken Apple Sausage

Yield: 8 Small Patties (2 patties = 1 Serving)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

This ground chicken apple sausage is a great low carb breakfast, lunch or dinner recipe that will make your taste buds happy!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 4 Tablespoons minced apple (any type, peeled first)
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons finely minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons dried sage (ground or leaves to taste)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil (for frying)

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (except olive oil) into a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Form into eight small patties. Set aside.
  3. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat.
  4. Place the patties into the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side (cook time may be less or longer depending on how thick your patties are).
  5. When the internal temp reaches 165 degrees F, they are done cooking.

AIR FRYER INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for at least three minutes
  2. Spray the air fryer basket with olive oil spray
  3. Gently place the chicken patties in the air fryer and lightly spray the top with olive oil spray if you want them a little extra crispy
  4. Air fry for 8 minutes, flipping half way

Remember, all air fryers cook differently, so your cooking time might need to be adjusted. 

Notes

Approved for:

17 Day Diet - all cycles

17 Day Kickstart Diet - all phases

Keto Diet

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