Chicken Sausage From Scratch


Chicken sausage recipes are not commonly found on the web. I had some chicken thighs and was looking for something versatile to do with them.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 patties


  • 1 apple, chopped

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon ground sage

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 teaspoon anise seed

  • 1 teaspoon ground marjoram

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs


  1. Combine apple, onion, garlic, tomato paste, sage, celery seed, anise seed, marjoram, allspice, salt, and pepper in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir until softened and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes.

  2. Place chicken thighs in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped. Process until ground. Transfer to a bowl. Fold in apple mixture.

  3. Scoop 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture with a large melon baller and form into a patty. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture.

  4. Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 4 patties until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Transfer to a plate; wipe out skillet. Repeat with remaining patties.

Cook's Note:

Chicken thighs are important because of the fat content. Breast meat does not impart enough fat.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

64 Calories
3g Fat
3g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 130mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 106mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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