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Chicken Apple Sausage – Meal Prep

This Chicken Apple Sausage recipe makes meal prep a breeze and is perfect for grab on the go breakfast!

With two littles kids in preschool, one of the biggest challenges of my day involves getting two toddlers dressed and out the door on time.

Side note – why is there always one shoe that is nowhere to be seen? You would think both shoes would be together, wherever they are flung off or thrown. Nope.

So anyway, after locating the inevitable missing shoe, there is little time to prepare breakfast before rushing out the door.

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Quick & Easy Breakfast on the Go

I typically make these Spinach & Tomato Egg Muffin Cups on Sunday to carry me through the first couple days of the week. However, repetition can get boring.

I wanted something substantial but hearty enough to get me to lunchtime. A breakfast I could grab on the go and eat while shuffling the kids to school.

This Chicken Apple Sausage recipe is the answer to my hectic morning prayers.

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It’s easy to make, takes only a handful of ingredients and can be made in advance. The ground chicken is lean and a good source of protein. The combination of sweet, crunchy apple and ground sage gives it enough flavor to be a delicious way to start your day.

One pound of ground chicken makes about 4 sausage patties. I have started making them on Sunday and then grabbing 1 or 2 in the morning, throwing it in the microwave for a couple seconds and heading out the door. Breakfast of champions.

Variety is the Spice of Life

I’ve also been eyeing these Healthy, Hearty Breakfast Cookies from Kitchen Window Clovers. They are basically a bowl of hearty oatmeal baked into one easy to grab cookie!

Do you have a go-to weekday breakfast? I’m in need of your favorites!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Chicken Apple Sausage
Recipe type: breakfast
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Serves: 4
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 small apple (I typically use granny smith, but any variety will do), diced
  • ½ tsp ground sage
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, diced apple, ground sage, salt and pepper
  2. Combine until well mixed
  3. Use hands to form 4 patties
  4. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in pan over medium heat on stove
  5. Add chicken patties to pan and cook for 3-4 min each side
  6. Remove from heat and Enjoy!






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    Catherine Brown September 11, 2017 (10:43 am)

    Apples are an excellent way to keep ground chicken moist… not to mention it just tastes great! Adding a few fennel seeds also adds great “sausage-y” flavor!

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    Angelica Agami September 11, 2017 (3:04 pm)

    I’ve never had apple and sausage together, this is a perfect fall dish!!

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      Brynn McDowell September 12, 2017 (9:46 am)

      Thanks Angelica, the combo is one of my faves!

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    Shannon @ KISS in the Kitchen September 12, 2017 (10:16 am)

    I love apples in my chicken sausage but I feel like I usually see store-bought chicken sausage links so I’m ALL about trying a homemade recipe!

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      Brynn McDowell September 13, 2017 (9:56 am)

      Thanks Shannon! I actually don’t love the ones from the store but these I do! I think it’s the chunks of apple

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    Sam @ Bites of Wellness September 12, 2017 (12:38 pm)

    Pretty sure Dave is going to love these! I’m all about the sage and apple combination!

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    Nutrition by Nazima September 12, 2017 (7:13 pm)

    Yum, this looks delicious! I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas!

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      Brynn McDowell September 13, 2017 (9:55 am)

      I’m so with you! I feel like I get in a breakfast rut and eat the same thing over and over. These Chicken & Apple Sausages jazz it up a bit.

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    Jodi September 13, 2017 (7:15 pm)

    These look delicious and perfect for brunch or a homemade breakfast sandwich :-).

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