Get Your Protein On With Maple Chicken Breakfast Sausage
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When you want to lose weight, its very important to have at least 30g of protein with every meal. Breakfast can be the most difficult meal to get to meet this principle though. Beyond egg’s it easy to think the options are slim. That’s why I’m sharing this recipe to help you get creative in terms of different things you can do for breakfast.
Other quick and easy ways to get 30g of protein in your breakfast are:
- Eat two or three whole eggs, each egg usually has about 6g protein.
- Eat something like turkey bacon, pork bacon or sausage, or cottage cheese
- Drink a protein shake.
I try to limit my sausage intake since the manufactured kind are usually high in sodium and nitrates. But this sausage, I can have lots of, since I know what’s in it, good, wholesome protein.
Depending on your weight goal, you can reduce or omit the honey/maple syrup. I leave it in since the protein and fat complements it nicely and prevents blood sugar spikes. You can also make it ahead and freeze. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my family has these for breakfast ALOT. Pre-prep, baby, pre-prep.
Now to the recipe.
Prep Time: 30 m
Total Time: 45 m
500 g ground chicken
1 tablespoon maple syrup, (you can also use a mix of 1/2 tablespoons honey and 1/2 tablespoon molasses instead)
2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon coconut oil
- In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, maple syrup, salt, sage, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, thyme, nutmeg, cloves, and red pepper flakes.
- Mix until all ingredients are well-incorporated.
- Form into patties.
- Melt coconut oil or bacon fat in a skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
- In small batches, cook until browned on both sides and cooked all the way through. Serve.
Let me know how yours turn out when you make it!