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Chicken and Apple Breakfast Sausage (AIP, SCD)

  • Author: Jaime Hartman
  • Total Time: 32 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x


Making homemade breakfast sausage is not nearly as hard as you would imagine. These are inspired by some popular store-bought chicken apple sausages that are almost AIP-compliant. Everyone in your family is sure to like these!


  • 1 ounce (about 1/4 cup when chopped) dried apples
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (or other AIP-friendly fat)


  1. So that you don’t have to stop in the middle when you hands are covered in chicken, get everything set up before you begin working, including a bowl of water that you’ll be able to dip your hands into while shaping the sausages and laying out piece of parchment paper or large plate that you can put the formed sausages on prior to frying.
  2. Finely chop dried apples.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine dried apples, ground chicken meat, onion powder, ginger, sage, and salt. Use your hands to make sure everything is evenly combined.
  4. Shape the sausages into about 12 small patties or links. Wet hands make this easier, so dip your hands into the bowl of water in between each sausage.
  5. Wash your hands now and get ready to cook the sausages.
  6. Heat coconut oil or other fat in a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, carefully start transferring the sausages into the skillet using tongs or a metal spatula.
  7. The sausages should take about 10-12 minutes to cook through (reading 165° F on an instant read thermometer inserted into the center), but you need to watch them carefully and use tongs to turn them frequently so they don’t get burnt on any one side.
  8. Serve immediately or cool and refrigerate for up to 4 days, reheating prior to eating.
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Category: Breakfast