I thought a chicken sausage patty would be a FANTASTIC idea for something that you can just throw in your freezer and if it ready to eat within minutes. You also don’t have to worry about all of the fats and grease that you would get from a store bought sausage, or even just a pork sausage patty. There is also far less sodium involved in these little guys.
As I was pulling out the ingredients to make these little delectables, Brent walks in the door (a 6 foot 5 man man). So I asked if he wanted to help, seeing as though Brent is my taste tester for practically everything that I make. When it came time to throw the patties on the skillet, I had turned my back for no more that 20 seconds, and what I saw was 4 quarter pound, burger sized chicken patties simmering on the grill. Each one of these was at least an inch thick. Man likes meat.
Needless to say, it took a little bit longer to cook some of these up. So for the interest of all the Brents out there, this recipe should make 8 patties, AT LEAST. Aim for 8. (Unless you intent to make burgers. I am making a breakfast patty)
1 Large Apple, (Tarter the better) 2 Teaspoons Poultry Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1 Pound Ground Chicken
1. In a large bowl, add diced apple, salt, pepper and seasoning. Mix until evenly throughout.
2. Stir in chicken. Make sure to break it all up and evenly mix in. Form 8 thin patties, and throw them on a medium-high heat skillet, sprayed with cooking spray.
(Second round, patties are a bit thiner, but apparently shape was not a concern to Brent. 🙂 )
3. Cook for 5 minutes on each side. Chicken should reach 165 degrees.
These patties can be frozen for long periods of time and be served on a sandwich for lunch. Broken up and served as a protein source on a salad, or thrown on an egg sandwich for breakfast. I have been eating these for breakfast lately, with guacamole! YUMM!
This morning was the chicken sausage patty, with guacamole (the real stuff, not tastes like guacamole) and a fried egg to top it off. I had a slice of toast with raspberry jam, and an iced coffee. Completely satisfied and STUFFED. The guacamole adds a bit more spice to it.
Definitely mix this one up. Think of the patty as a quick, already seasoned protein source that can be used to bump up the nutritional value of any meal. Be creative!
Let me know if you like it or try anything different! Experiment with these guys!