It's A Keeper: Apple-Maple Chicken Sausage Breakfast Sammies

I have no idea why this recipe, Apple-Maple Chicken Sausage Breakfast Sammies, has such bad reviews on the Food Network website. However, based upon my new theory, I decided not to pay attention to those ratings anyways. It's such a shame that people who don't like Rachael are ruining the usefulness of the ratings. But, back to the recipe!

Plan ahead and have all this stuff ready for a weekend morning. This sammie is sooooooo yum-o that you will begin to crave it when you haven't had it for awhile! Here's the recipe:

1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 turn of the pan
4 tablespoons butter, divided
1 pound ground chicken breast
1 small McIntosh apple peeled and finely chopped
1/4 cup pure maple syrup, eyeball it
1 tablespoon grill seasoning blend (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, eyeball it
4 jumbo/sandwich size English muffins, fork split
8 large eggs
Splash of cold milk
Salt and pepper
1/4 pound Cheddar, thinly sliced or shredded

Preheat broiler and preheat a medium skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Mix chicken with apple, syrup, grill seasoning, poultry seasoning, cinnamon and nutmeg and score the meat into 4 sections. Form 4 large, thin patties and set into hot butter and oil. Cook 5 minutes on each side.

Place fork split muffins on broiler pan and toast. Butter toasted muffins and reserve.

Heat a second nonstick skillet over medium heat and melt a tablespoon of butter in the pan. Beat eggs with milk, salt and pepper and scramble to desired doneness.

Pile 1 sausage patty, 1/4 of the eggs and Cheddar cheese on each of 4 muffin halves. Return muffins to broiler to melt cheese, 1 to 2 minutes, then set tops into place and serve.



  1. My only issue with R.Ray is that I can't find a lot of her ingredients at the local grocery store--like ground chicken! Maybe it's just the stores in TX.

  2. We have ground chicken in Roseville, but only recently and sometimes they don't have it at all. Ground turkey is always a good substitute. Actually, ground chicken really grosses me out for some reason (prob because it is sorta gooey). Just thinking about it grosses me out! But it does taste good and is healthy.

  3. I love the frozen maple turkey sausage patties from whole foods. But they are sooo expensive. I'm trying to learn how to mke them myself and I found this recipe and blog. Do you think it would be okay to mix all of the ingredients into the chicken and then refrigerate the mixture the night before? Or even make the patties before and refrigerate or freeze? I don't cook a lot with ground chicken and I'm really a beginner cook so if anyone knows, I'd be grateful! Thanks!

  4. Yeah, I think it would freeze just fine, Anony. It really doesn't take long to make though, so you might try making it fresh the first time.


  5. Thanks for answering! Sara

  6. Just made a batch. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS!!


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