How to make your own homemade chicken sausage


If you are tired of pork and beef sausages I welcome you lớn try this delicious homemade chicken sausage. The ingredients are very simple và easy lớn get. You will likely have most or even all of them at home.

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This recipe started off with the already quite good Country Chicken Sausage recipe you can find in the good ol" Sausage & Jerky Handbook. Great book to lớn own by the way. But I wasn"t quite happy with that recipe. It lacked something I lượt thích so much in fresh sausage - a cảm ứng of sweetness and that pleasant tang. It was also too salty for my taste. Additionally, I wanted to lớn modify the flavor profile a little as I am not necessarily a huge fan hâm mộ of cloves but I do like onion và garlic notes.

To make a long story short, after a few iterations this ended up being one of the best tasting fresh sausages I"ve ever had, chicken or otherwise. Sounds quite immodest, but I am very proud of this recipe. Every time I make this sausage I get requests for more.

If you"ve been reading my blog long enough, you"ve noticed that I like using Fermento lớn give my sausages a tangy taste. In this chicken sausage recipe, I decided to lớn experiment a little and add powdered buttermilk instead. Both are very similar in the sense that they are both milk byproducts, the difference is that powdered buttermilk is less tangy. The good news is that powdered buttermilk is way easier khổng lồ find - every grocery store sells it. That said, you have a choice of using Fermento or powdered buttermilk in this recipe, both will work great in this recipe.


I consider this recipe a healthier chicken sausage. It has a relatively low amount of sodium compared khổng lồ many sausage recipes out there & it contains a modest amount of fat. Often times commercially made chicken sausage is loaded with fat, often pork fat. The advantage of homemade chicken sausage is that you can make it as healthy as you want. I even like incorporating white chicken meat khổng lồ make the sausage even healthier.

The best meat for homemade chicken sausage

My favorite method to get chicken meat for this sausage is to lớn butcher whole chickens, which are less expensive than chicken parts và often go on sale, và use all of the harvested meat and skin. Obviously, you can"t get a lot of meat from the chicken wings so I save those for other recipes. I save all of the bones (with some meat left on them) lớn make various delicious soups.

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The other option is to lớn buy bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs và debone them. It will be more expensive to lớn buy just chicken thighs but the ratio of meat và skin from chicken thighs is very good for this sausage. You can incorporate a chicken breast or two here, with skin, if desired.

Storing chicken sausage

This sausage will keep for 5 days in the refrigerator or frozen for up to 6 months or even longer if properly vacuum sealed.

Smoking chicken sausage at low temperatures

If you are going khổng lồ smoke this sausage at below 200F, similar khổng lồ my smoked chicken sausage, don"t forget lớn incorporate Cure #1. For high-heat smoking, over 200F, use this recipe as is.

Equipment requirements và options

To make this sausage, you will need a meat grinder and a sausage stuffer. Most of us have meat grinders and those who make sausages have sausage stuffers. I"ve been using a LEM meat grinder for many years and love it. It"s built lượt thích a tank. I also have a 5lb sausage stuffer & a 20lb motorized LEM sausage stuffer. I highly recommend them. A 5lb sausage stuffer is all most of us will ever need for home sausage making.


If you don"t have a sausage stuffer you can still enjoy this chicken sausage. Just make patties & fry them in a 50/50 set of cooking oil và butter over medium to medium-high heat. The fresh sausage set will be quite soft and sticky so make sure to lớn wet your hands before shaping the patties. You can also omit the chicken broth khổng lồ make the set less soft. This can also be accomplished by refrigerating the sausage set for a few hours. During refrigeration, the meat phối will absorb the liquid and become stiffer & easier khổng lồ shape.


Cooking homemade chicken sausage

As with any fresh sausage, it"s best cooked quickly over high heat khổng lồ ensure optimal browning and juiciness. I lượt thích this sausage grilled or broiled. If you own an Air Fryer, get them air-fried. Air-fried chicken sausage is fantastic with minimum mess & effort. Pan-fried, similar lớn my favorite pan-fried brats, is also a great cooking option for this sausage.