three chicken breakfast sausage patties on a plate with toast and fried eggs

Chicken Breakfast Sausage

A simple recipe for homemade breakfast sausage patties made with ground chicken.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast sausage, ground chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 sausage patties
Calories 60 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff


  • 1 lb Ground Chicken I used 97/3 from HEB
  • 2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2-1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt or 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 1/2 tsp Rubbed Sage
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 2 Tbsp (24g) Swerve Brown* or light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Making the Sausage Patties

  1. Mix the dry spices and brown sugar in a small bowl.

    spices for chicken breakfast sausage
  2. Add half the spices to the ground chicken and massage it into one side. Fold the chicken over and continue adding the spices and folding the chicken and spices together to evenly distribute.

    ground chicken with spices for breakfast sausage
  3. Divide the ground chicken into 10 pieces (about 1.8 ounces each if you need precision) and press between your palms to flatten.

Cooking the Chicken Breakfast Sausage

  1. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. (Stainless steel or cast iron will work best to create a crispy crust on the sausage patties.) Once the pan is hot, add half the olive oil.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add 5 sausage patties to the pan. (If the pan is large enough, you can add all the oil and all 10 patties. Try not to crowd the pan.)

    ground chicken breakfast sausage in a skillet
  3. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the bottoms are a crispy brown. Flip each patty and press down firmly to flatten.

  4. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until the patties are cooked through and reach an internal temp of 165F. Transfer to a plate and let the sausage patties rest for a few minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition facts include carbs from Swerve Brown but not calories according to its label. 

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Breakfast Sausage
Amount Per Serving (1 sausage patty)
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 10g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.