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Savory Apple-Chicken Sausage

These easy, healthy sausages taste great, and they make an elegant brunch dish. The recipe is also very versatile: It can be doubled or tripled for a crowd, and the sausages freeze well either cooked or raw. —Angela Buchanan, Longmont, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 patties


  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 4 ingredients. Crumble chicken over the mixture and mix well. Shape into eight 3-in. patties.
  • In a large, greased cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook patties over medium heat until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes on each side. Drain if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1 sausage patty: 92 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 328mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 medium-fat meat.

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  • Naomie
    Feb 18, 2018

    Oh my gosh! I just made these exactly as written. Outstanding! And by using chicken or turkey they are a lot healthier, and oh so easy! Thank you, thank you thank you! Going to make on camping trips too.

  • A13
    Mar 4, 2014

    These are really good. I used turkey burger instead of chicken and everyone liked them. I did add another 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, but it still wasn't as spicy as I would have liked. But still, very, very good.

  • Katherineloveee
    Jan 31, 2013

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  • daisey5
    Dec 9, 2011

    I also used ground turkey instead of chicken. They tasted wonderful. The only problem I had was to keep them from falling apart. Maybe I should of used a smaller apple.

  • nancy headlee
    Sep 21, 2011

    OMG! I will never buy sausage again. It is wonderful and so simple. Thank you for sharing such a healthy flavorful recipe.

  • Cathi H
    Oct 9, 2010

    This is a very mild tasting sausage. We used ground turkey instead of the chicken. This recipe goes well with the Pumpkin Pancakes with Cinnamon Brown Butter recipe. Due to the leaness of the meat be careful not to cook at too high of a temp or they will not brown but burn.

  • bucarpenter
    Sep 20, 2010

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  • mjlouk
    Apr 25, 2010

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  • NyxRizzi
    Mar 28, 2010

    I made this for my family for Christmas breakfast last year. They all raved and were really impressed with my cooking skills. I didn't tell them how easy this was to make! I used ground turkey instead of chicken.

  • bahaokie
    Nov 10, 2007

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