Learn how to make easy and delicious chicken sausage patties with sweet pear and earthy sage. Enjoy as a breakfast sausage or as a protein main for dinner or lunch. These chicken rissoles are gluten-free, paleo and Whole30-friendly. They are also suitable for AIP diet, omit the pepper.
750–800 g / 1.7 lb. chicken mince/ground chicken sausage meat
1 1/2 medium ripe pears, skin on but remove the core and chopped
10–12 sage leaves, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried sage or herbs)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
2–3 tablespoons coconut oil, macadamia oil or olive oil for frying
- Combine the ground chicken meat with the rest of the ingredients and mix well using your hands. Roll into small flat patties and set aside on a plate. Don’t worry if they’re not perfect or if a piece of pear is sticking out.
- Preheat a large skillet/frying pan over medium-high heat and melt a tablespoon of oil. Add the patties, in batches if needed, and without overcrowding the pan, and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, until well-browned. In the end, turn the patties on their sides for about 20 seconds; you can prop them up against
the edges of the pan. This will brown off the edges slightly. Total cooking time is somewhere between 15-20 minutes depending on how thick the sausage patties are.
Chicken sausages or patties are great as an alternative to eggs for breakfast. Serve them as a side of protein with a quick smoothie, or with a side of pan-fried vegetables. These are also great in lunch boxes.
Can you freeze chicken sausage patties? Yes, in fact, this is a great recipe for making ahead. You can free chicken sausage raw or cooked. Place pre-made raw patties on a parchment paper-lined plate or a cutting board and stick in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour. Once frozen, transfer to a Ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight or in a microwave and cook as per instructions. If cooked, cool the patties and then freeze as described above. Defrost and reheat.
Can’t find ground chicken sausage / minced meat? Feel free to use turkey or pork instead. I often buy a combination of chicken thighs and some breast meat, take the skin and bones off and slice into smaller pieces, then grind in a food processor in batches to a similar to mince consistency. This way you also know exactly what meat is inside.
Keywords: Chicken sausage, ground chicken, chicken mince, gluten-free, paleo, whole30, breakfast, dinner, lunch