Chicken Apple Sausage (Gluten Free, Paleo, AIP)

This fall-inspired dish is the perfect addition to breakfast for any season. These breakfast sausages are gluten free and paleo friendly, and are suitable to those following an autoimmune protocol (AIP).

This recipe comes from Suzie, a real food chef inspired by her healing journey with rheumatoid arthritis. Find more of her recipes at The Tasty Remedy.

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4.8 from 11 reviews
Winter & AIP Chicken Apple Sausage
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • ½ cup grated granny smith apple (peeled)
  • ½ tsp sage[
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground garlic
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  1. Using your hands, combine all the ingredients except for the coconut oil in a medium mixing bowl.
  2. Divide the sausage into 8 portions and roll each in a ball. Flatten with your palm until they are about a ½ inch thick. Place patties on a plate or baking sheet and chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes to firm them up.
  3. When the patties are ready, heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat and melt the coconut oil. Add half of the patties to the skillet and cook 3-5 minutes on each side. Repeat with the remaining patties.


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  1. J+E | Real Simple Good July 22, 2016 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Yum! We love adding sage to our sausage too! This sounds so tasty with both the apples and sage! We usually make pork sausage, so we’ll have to try this chicken version!

  2. BUrban August 14, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    My kids love sausage and I love that there are apples in this! I cant wait to try it with the chicken.

  3. Lili August 14, 2017 at 8:30 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! This is definitely happening the next time I do brunch! Such a good recipe for going into fall!

  4. maria Fernanda August 14, 2017 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Simple tasty and healthy, definitely this recipe stays in my recipe book!

  5. Samantha August 14, 2017 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Yum! I am so happy to have a recipe that replaces the store bought packages and tastes even better. I plan on making a big batch and freezing it for future use.

  6. Delsin West August 15, 2017 at 6:25 am - Reply

    The apples threw me off at first, but it ended up tasting very good and has replaced sausage for my family for breakfast. The sage really stands out and tastes great in this recipe!

  7. Laura August 15, 2017 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    When I stumbled across this recipe I couldn’t wait to try! This is an absolute must try for apple and cinnamon lovers. I will be making this weekly!

  8. Mel August 16, 2017 at 2:01 am - Reply

    I finally get to make delicious breakfast sausages that gets my family together at the table. The apple was strange to add at first, but I’m glad it called for it as it tasted so good.

  9. Belle Carandang August 16, 2017 at 10:53 am - Reply

    A healthy breakfast for the family! We usually have normal sausages in the morning but a mixture of it using chicken, apple and cinnamon really adds a new twist. A must-try!

  10. Anna August 16, 2017 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I knew it will be great when I saw apple because it’s unusul. The combo of chicken and apple is fantastic. I have to prepare this to my family, they gonna love it!

  11. Reema August 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Just made this and it was amazing love it. Not only the flavor is on point but i love the fact that i get 8 nice size patties. My mind is as satisfied as my belly. Thanks once again for the recipe.

  12. Paxton R. Ozbun August 19, 2017 at 4:36 am - Reply

    I loved the chicken apple sauce. Can’t wait to eat it again

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