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Homemade Paleo Chicken Sausage & a Messy Bun

I want to talk to you about last Monday night’s dinner for a moment.

It was a “grab what you want” free for all.

I believe I had a cheese stick and some popcorn.

Popcorn that I shared with the bear. Now, because I am an outstanding dog owner, I do not give my dog my leftovers. Wait – nope. I do.

Exhibit A:

Bri and bear of Our Savory Life

Oh my gosh! And I interrupt this very important dinner message to talk about my hair.

I wear the messy bun. Every day. I wear it to CrossFit and to the grocery store and to hang out with people and to date night. I would probably wear it in the shower if I could.

Awhile ago a friend asked me, “Do you ever take it down?”

So, you see? Intervention.

In January I went to Charleston for my 7th annual girls trip reunion.  I lived in Australia several years ago and I got wonderfully close with four girls. Since moving back, every year we pick a city and gather for a weekend.

Exhibit B: Girls (notice messy bun)

Girls weekend in Charleston!

One friend brought a Beachwaver.

This is a thing.

It curls your hair with the best curls I’ve ever been able to get in my hair.

So, I am happy to say I am rocking the messy bun ONLY 95% of the time now. I’ve come so far.

Ok. Right. Anyway who does not love popcorn for dinner?!

You might think, “Hey don’t beat yourself up. We all have those nights.”

The thing is – most of my nights feel like that. Which is why I am a planner (planners unite!). So I try to make a few things on Sunday to prepare for our week.

One thing that is on serious rotation at our house are these homemade paleo chicken sausages. They are perfect to grab for breakfast. Or for snack. SNACKS! I’ll have a post on that later.

These chicken sausages are everything. Can we talk about green apples?! And lemon? Bright citrusy lemon.

Delicious paleo chicken sausages! Super easy prep and so flavorful!

We interchange the lemon juice for maple syrup sometimes – just to mix it up. Yum. Yum.

They are so easy to make. And then, look at you, breakfast for the week. I tend to also do a batch of hardboiled eggs for the week too.

So chicken sausage, hardboiled egg and like 8 cups of coffee every morning.

I’m kidding. Kind of.

Make ahead paleo breakfast!! Delicious paleo chicken sausages! Super easy prep and so flavorful!

We are so going to own this week.

Yields 12

Homemade Paleo Chicken Sausage

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 2 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 lbs ground chicken
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 apple, diced (we use green apples)
  • 3 Tbs maple syrup (or juice of one lemon)


  1. Add coconut oil into a sauté pan. Over medium high heat add the apples. Allow them to soften about 5 minutes. Then add the dried dill, dried oregano, dried garlic, salt, and pepper. Stir to coat the apples, about 2 minutes.
  2. Remove apple mixture from heat.
  3. In a bowl mix the ground chicken with the apple mixture (be sure to include the coconut oil leftover in the pan). Mix in the lemon juice (or maple syrup).
  4. Form 12 thin patties (1/2 inch thick).
  5. Reheat sauté pan and add 1 TBS coconut oil. Over medium high heat add the patties. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side. Continue until you have sautéed all the chicken patties.
  6. Allow to cool and store the refrigerator for the week. Or you can freeze and thaw overnight in the refrigerator when you are ready to use them.
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  • CarrieMarch 16, 2015 - 2:58 pm
    What do I do with the apple? Chop it? Dice it? I'm definitely trying out this recipe because it sounds great, but I don't know how to handle the apple...


    • Bri McKoyMarch 16, 2015 - 4:01 pm
      Oh thanks for catching that, Carrie :) I updated to recipe to include that tip! I dice the apples. About the size they are in the picture. I hope you enjoy!! Miss you. xoxo


  • Happy Healthy IdeasSeptember 14, 2015 - 3:15 am
    Chicken sausage with coconut... Yumm!


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