JANUARY 2023 Snackbyte

January 2023 Snackbyte - oliday treat—Sweet N’ Savory mango-chicken breakfast sausage

Sweet N’ Savory mango-chicken breakfast sausage

Making your own breakfast sausage may sound a bit daunting, but it’s actually just a handful of ingredients—including fresh chicken of course—and a very simple process you can whip up right at the kitchen counter. Just a few minutes of prep time to make that traditional breakfast side into a true holiday treat…serve hot with your favorite egg or omelette dish, French toast or pancakes…whatever’s on the menu. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons vegetable or avocado oil, divided
  • ½ cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 medium-sized, finely diced fresh mango
  • 1 tablespoon minced, seeded red chile pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 4 tablespoons dehydrated potato flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  1. In a large, heavy skillet, heat the 2 teaspoons of the oil over medium heat until sizzling hot.
  2. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Drop the onion into a medium bowl and add the chicken, mango, chile, chives, potato flakes, and salt. Mix everything together really well.
  4. Form the mixture into 8-10 equal-sized patties or logs. Set them on a plate or a sheet of wax paper. Remember food safety and wash hands and utensils after prep!
  5. Heat the same skillet or griddle over high heat.
  6. When the pan is hot, reduce heat to medium and add the reserved 2 tablespoons oil.
  7. Place the sausage in the pan and sauté until golden-brown, about 3 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for 2 to 3 minutes until they are just cooked through.

Pro tip: Shake up the old-school sausage biscuit and try this mango-chicken sausage en’ croute—after prepping and cooking the sausage, wrap a serving-size piece in pastry or biscuit dough and bake it up for a new twist on the a traditional favorite.