This easy DIY chicken breakfast sausage recipe with an easy homemade seasoning is a flavorful, healthy way to start the day!

And if you love this recipe, make sure to use it to make our Loaded Whole30 Breakfast Casserole or our Keto Breakfast Casserole.

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Ingredients for a Simple Chicken Breakfast Sausage Recipe

We love the basic ingredients in this recipe! Just some ground chicken and basic seasonings you’ll have in your spice drawer. Here’s what you’ll need.

  • Ground chicken (ground turkey or pork work, too)
  • Ground sage
  • Sea salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Paprika (optional)
Chicken sausage patties on a plate with some fresh herbs on the plate.

How to Make Chicken Breakfast Sausage

In addition to having simple ingredients, making this recipe is super easy as well! Here’s what you’ll do.

  • Add ground chicken and seasoning mixture to a bowl
  • Shape the sausage into patties
  • Cook in a pan on the stove – we love using a cast iron pan
  • Serve them up and enjoy

Tips for Making Homemade Chicken Breakfast Sausage Patties

Since ground chicken (or turkey) is finely ground, it tends to stick to your hands a lot. 

You can’t completely prevent this, but here are some tips to make it manageable:

  1. Don’t over-mix the chicken. You want to just get all of the ingredients incorporated into the chicken and then stop. 
  2. You can mix the chicken with an oil covered wooden spoon or spatula to prevent sticking.
  3. Coat your hands in oil before mixing the chicken and forming the patties. Re-apply oil as needed.
  4. To help with #3, I like to keep a clean paper towel and jar of oil next to me when I’m forming the patties. That way, I can use the paper towel to pick up the jar and add more to my hands when needed without getting raw chicken everywhere.
Close up overhead image of skillet with one sausage patty being lifted by a spatula.

We Love Chicken Breakfast Sausage for Meal Prep

This chicken breakfast sausage is great for meal prep! Here are some options to prep and store them:

  • The patties can be cooked and frozen for 6 months. We recommend freezing the sausage in the portions you’ll want to eat. Just thaw, reheat and eat!
  • You can prep the sausage with the seasoning mixture and freeze it to cook later. Either keep it as bulk sausage or form it into patties before freezing for speedy cooking after you defrost it!
  • Simply cook the sausage over the weekend to use for breakfast or other meals during the week. Store in an airtight container for up to one week in the fridge.
Angled image of three chicken sausage patties on a plate with fresh oregano on the side.

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Breakfast Casseroles That Use Breakfast Sausage

Here are some of our favorite recipes that would work great with this chicken breakfast sausage.

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Your Turn to Make Our Homemade Chicken Breakfast Sausage

Whether you’re meal prepping or just making a delicious breakfast for your family, get this breakfast sausage recipe on the menu! The whole family (toddlers included) will love this simple, flavorful protein.

And if you give it a try, make sure to come back and share how it went! Tag us in your pics on Instagram at @realsimplegood, so we can check it out! We love to see what you’re cooking up!

Overhead image of a cast iron skillet with chicken sausage patties in it. A spatula lifting one patty out of the pan.
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Easy (15-Minute!) Chicken Breakfast Sausage

This chicken breakfast sausage recipe with an easy homemade seasoning is a flavorful, healthy way to start the day. Ready from scratch in only 15-minutes!


  • 1 lb ground chicken, (or turkey works too)
  • 1.5 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika, (optional)


  • Place the ground chicken in a medium sized bowl.
  • Mix the seasonings together in a separate bowl or ramekin.
  • Pour the seasonings in with the chicken and mix it together well with your hands. Make sure the seasonings are evenly incorporated throughout the chicken but don't over mix.
  • Shape the sausage into 4-6 patties.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Once the pan is hot, add in the sausage to cook.
  • Cook about 5 minutes per side, until the sausage is cooked through the center.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet.  See our full nutrition information disclosure here
Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 6g, Fiber: 1g
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Easy (15-Minute!) Chicken Breakfast SausageEasy (15-Minute!) Chicken Breakfast Sausage