Chicken Breakfast Sausages



I found this post from Erin's Food Files, which came from Elly Says Opa. I bookmarked the recipe at two different times from both blogs. Clearly I wanted to make these! This morning when I woke up, I wanted a breakfast sandwich and since the bacon was frozen, I decided to make these. They are delicious! I used my kitchen scale to make the patties about 1 ounce each, but some ended up being a little bigger, so I made a total of 14 patties. After they were done cooking, I put them on a paper towel lined plate to absorb some of the excess oil. After eating a few with breakfast, the rest will be individually frozen for other mornings.

1 pound Ground Chicken
1/2 teaspoon Dried Sage
1/2 teaspoon Dried Marjoram
1/2-3/4 teaspoon Dried Thyme
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
Heaping 1/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice
1/4 teaspoon Fennel Seeds
1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1 Garlic Clove, minced/pressed
1/2 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
2-3 teaspoons Olive Oil (I used non-stick spray instead)

Lightly mix all ingredients together until the spices are well incorporated. Make sure that you don't overmix. Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and then make 4 patties from each part. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon oil. Put 1/3-1/2 of the patties (depending on the size of the pan and how much space the patties take up) into the pan and cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through. Repeat with the next 1-2 batches, adding an additional teaspoon of oil per batch.


We made breakfast sandwiches with one of these patties, an egg, some cheddar cheese, and hot sauce on toasted bread. Yum!