Morning Sage Chicken and Apple Patties

Breakfast is so easy to do right. If I were to open a restaurant, it would be a breakfast or brunch joint serving classic favorites -- hash browns, eggs, omelettes and every different type of sausage out there.

But owning a restaurant seems like a lot of work, and I'm not sure I could wake up that early every day. And I don't know if I could handle bad Yelp reviews. It would break my heart if someone didn't like my Eggs Benny and Hashies.

Back to my judgement-free reality, I've been using more ground chicken in my cooking. And I've been making up these sage and apple-filled patties for breakfast.

If you easily get burned out on repeat breakfasts, these Morning Sage Chicken and Apple Patties are perfect for leftovers -- place in a container in the freezer and pull out for later in the week, or the following week.

Paleo Morning Sage Chicken and Apple Patties

Morning Sage Chicken and Apple Patties

Recipe type: Breakfast

Cuisine: Paleo, 21DSD, Whole30

Cook time:  15 mins

Total time:  15 mins

Serves: 4

1 serving : 210 calories // 7 C // 10 F // 23 P


  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium sweet apple, cored, and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh sage, minced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. butter for frying


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter, then add diced onion and apple. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic, cook for 1 more minute, then turn off heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  2. Place the cooled mixture of apple, onion and garlic into a large bowl. Add ground chicken, sea salt, ground black pepper, fresh sage and dried thyme. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat with additional butter. Form the sausage into 2-3 inch diameter circular patties and place on skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Don't press down on the patties -- the juices will escape and the patties will be less moist.