chicken sausage patties

a recipe by
Barbara Miller
Mountain City, TN

I can't hardly stand the smell of ground turkey when it is cooking. I do love Jimmy Dean pre-cooked, frozen, ground turkey sausage patties though. It is sometimes difficult to find. My grocery store has ground chicken so I decided to make my own ground chicken sausage patties. I used to work for a butcher at the local farmer's co-op and one of my duties was to make sausage. I used my recipe from working there to make this recipe using chicken instead of pork.

serves 8-16
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For chicken sausage patties

  • 2 lb
    ground chicken
  • 2 Tbsp
    brown sugar, optional, helps it brown and tastes good
  • 1 tsp
    salt, any kind you have
  • 1 tsp
    ground peppercorn, black, mixed or white
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    sage, dried
  • 1 tsp
    marjoram, dried
  • 1 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    paprika, smoked
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried red pepper flakes

How To Make chicken sausage patties

  • 1
    Place the ground chicken into a large mixing bowl. break it up a bit.
  • 2
    Add all the spices by mixing them together first. Then sprinkle them over the ground meat as you toss and flip it in the bowl.
  • 3
    Mix in by hand. Do not over mix... over mixing makes ground meat tough.
  • 4
    divide the meat in half. then 1/4. then 1/8. then 1/16. You will have 16 pieces.
  • 5
    gently shape into balls then flatten into patties.
  • 6
    cook the patties in a skillet over med heat till lightly golden on each side.
  • 7
    Can be eaten when cooked to 165 degrees.
  • 8
    These freeze well! Place the uncooked or cooked patties on a sheet, freeze and then transfer the frozen patties to a sealed container to store in the freezer. up to 3 months. cook from frozen no need to thaw.