These little herb chicken breakfast sausages are the perfect pairing with eggs and homemade biscuits to make delicious breakfast sliders! We love sausage but usually opt for turkey or chicken over pork because it’s less fatty and generally more healthy. Besides, we are big poultry fans in our house!
A friend recently told us about a website called Cooking For Seniors, which, the older we get, the more appealing this sounds! She was focused on a chicken breakfast sausage recipe in particular, and since we love chicken sausage, this recipe sounded fantastic to us! We had never made homemade sausage before and it was a fun project.
We made our sausage with poultry seasoning, which was fantastic, but you can add or delete any of the herbs and spices as you see fit to suit your tastes! It would be fun to try adding jalapeno or poblano peppers, or maple syrup, or even chorizo spice. Also, you can make the meat mixture the day before and refrigerate it in a covered container until you’re ready to start cooking up breakfast the next morning!
Chicken & Herb Breakfast Sausage
- 2 lbs. ground chicken
- 2 1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
- 2 tsp. dried marjoram
- 2 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. Himalayan pink salt (or your favorite salt)
- 1 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. barbecue rub spice (we used Trader Joe’s BBQ 101 Seasoning Blend)
- Mix the ground chicken with all of the herbs and spices.
- Form into 18-20 balls.
- When ready to cook, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray or drizzle a little olive oil in the pan.
- Using a flat, sturdy spatula, flatten the balls into patty shapes and cook over medium-high until browned.
- Flip to the other side and continue to cook until the second side is nicely browned.
- Cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook until chicken is cooked through. You may need to add a splash of water to the pan before covering it, to keep the chicken nice and moist while it finishes cooking through.
- Serve hot with biscuits, toast, eggs, pancakes, or French toast!