Monday, February 16, 2009

Apple, Maple, Chicken Breakfast Sausage

One day while watching the Food Network Channel, I saw Rachael Ray making this sausage for a breakfast sandwich. I thought it sounded tasty and would be a great deal less fat than regular sausage. It is sooo delicious, I highly suggest giving it a try. You could use the patties in a sandwich as well.

I purchased some ground chicken and a package of boneless, skinless thighs and used the grinding attachment of my Kitchenaid Mixer to grind some of my own chicken. I mixed the two together and it was a nice texture. I doubled the recipe, and used my round silicone pancake mold to make them a nice round shape.

It is pretty obvious which chicken I purchased and which I ground myself.


2 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 turn of the pan
2 pounds ground chicken breast
2 small McIntosh apple peeled and finely chopped (I used a green and a red apple)
1/4 to 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoon grill seasoning blend (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 tsp Cayenne pepper
salt and pepper

Preheat a skillet over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoon oil. Mix chicken with apple, syrup, grill seasoning, poultry seasoning, cinnamon, cayenne, salt pepper and nutmeg.

Form large patties and set into hot oil. Cook until the internal temperature reaches 165-170, using your instant read thermometer. I highly recommend the CDN brand of Instant Read Thermometer

14 comments:

Donna-FFW said...

Haha.. caught you.. you used a Rachael Ray, but since YOU are so super cool, wonderful, and a hoot, I forgive you too. She really does have some great stuff! This looks worth a try. Sounds YUM-O.:)

Gabe's Girl said...

Yeah, Yum-o! I think that is so cool when people make their own sausage. I really need to buy thermometers. Can you use the CDN thermometer as a candy thermometer, too? I need to buy a candy thermometer today for a recipe I am going to make. It is always something little that makes me have to go to Wally World against my will!

Pam said...

I love your new layout. We are working on one for me right now too.

The sausage sounds tasty.

Elra said...

It does sound delicious. Grinding your own meat is the best way, this way you can really control the amount of fat you want it.
Cheers,
Elra

Krystal said...

ooh, sounds tasty!

NuKiwi said...

Looks delicious - and - I LOVE your new layout too!!! Way cool, girlie! Yummm...

Debbie said...

I love the new layout of your blog. Very nice! The recipe sounds good. I like the addition of cinammon and nutmeg. Oh that sounds good. I saw that you added me on to your bloglist. Thank you! I need to add you and a few others to mine and update it.

Imme said...

Love your new design! Will also try the chicken sausage :)

Sara said...

I love the new site! Oh, and I love chicken sausage too :)

MaryBeth said...

I hope you saved us some, they look wonderful and to die for. I'm sure they are much better then the store bought kind ;0)

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so good! I love sausage...

Paula said...

I really like the idea of a homemade chicken sausage! I like how you ground some of your own meat, and I LOVE that Montreal Steak Seasoning. Can you believe I've never had a sweet and savory sausage of any kind? I've had maple sausage, but it was just sweet. Was totally surprised to see cinnamon in here. It looks great!

Jan said...

Well done, Cheryl, this suasage mix sounds delish. I wonder if it would work with the Scotch eggs? I like that Montreal steak seasoning too.

Kevin said...

I like the sound of making your own breakfast sausage and the apple and maple combo sounds really good.

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