Chicken sausage with sundried tomatoes

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by johnnyb54, May 29, 2015.

  1. johnnyb54

    johnnyb54 Smoke Blower

    Made 5 lbs. of chicken sausage with sundried tomatoes. As my wife and I were looking for something a little healthy (yes I'm on a freakin diet and it sucks!) I decided to make chicken sausage.

    Started out with 5 lbs. of boneless skinless chicken thighs. These were cutup into nice size chunks for my grinder. They were partially frozen to make grinding a little easier. The grinder I use is a Kitchenaire #12 grinder.

    All ground up using the 1/4 in. plate

    All the spices mixed and the sundried tomatoes and onions all chopped ready to to be mixed into the chicken.

    All stuffed into 32mm hog casings using a LEM 5 lb. stuffer.

    Here is one grilled and ready to be taste tested. I have to say they were very good and moist

    The recipe I used was:
    Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Sausage

    5lb-boneless chicken thighs with skin
    12-oz onions, peeled and quartered
    7-oz sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in hot water to soften (15 minutes), then drained
    2-tbsp coriander seed
    2-tbsp fennel seed
    2-tbsp rosemary
    2-tbsp oregano
    1-tbsp celery seed
    1-tbsp thyme
    2-tbsp Kosher salt
    2-tbsp fresh ground pepper
    Grind the chicken and skins through a 1/4inch plate
    Grind the sun-dried tomatoes and onions
    Mix all into a large bowl with seasonings along with the spices and salt
    Stuff into hog casings

    Thanks for looking
    Last edited: May 29, 2015
  2. Man those look great   Nice Job   [​IMG]

  3. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Nice ! I will have to try that one.

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking sausages. Thanks for sharing the recipe. My won't do pork so we make a bunch of chicken sausages.
  5. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice step by step and thanks for the recipe!!  Great work on the links as well.  [​IMG]Reinhard.
  6. Yummo!!!! Chicken sausages are shockingly expensive at the store, what a great recipe! We have some straight run chicks that have some boys destined for for the freezer so maybe I can make some sausage with those guys....
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking recipe.


  8. Those look great!  Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job!!! Wheres my batch LOL 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

  10. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    JB54, Nice looking sausage !
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Very nice Thanks for the recipe. I will be giving this a shot soon.

  12. Nothing wrong with a lean/poultry sausage.

    Just ordered my first meat grinder, should get it by 6-15-15.

    Johnny, have you tried turkey breast, pork loin, dark/lite chicken combinations yet? I've made awesome meatballs with pork loin, black beans and some sweet tater, healthier and makes ur meat stretch and gets the wife to get her to eat her vegetables...

    And do you have to use a curing agent if you freeze it?
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015
  13. johnnyb54

    johnnyb54 Smoke Blower

    Thanks for lookin Knightsilver. I have not used turkey or pork loin for sausages but I have used chicken breasts with Italian seasoning and peppers to make Italian chicken sausage. I many use pork butts for sausage but since we are on a diet to lose some of our winter weight I decided to go healthy for awhile. As for a curing agent I do not put any in if I'm going to freeze the raw sausage immediately. I do use a curing agent if I'm going to slow cook the sausage like when I'm making a Texas hot link, snack sticks or summer sausage. Once those are cooked I keep out what I'm going to use then freeze the rest. Hope this helps and good luck with your new grinder. What are you going to use for a stuffer? I have the LEM 5 lb. stuffer and for my needs it works great and makes stuffing a breeze.
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    johnny I have the chicken with the sun dried tomatoes Itailian style gettin ready to stuff

    Thanks for getting this going
  15. Thx Johnny.

    I don't have a hopper yet. Just use the tubes that come with the grinder, to start anyways.
    Ill make my own thread, for what I'm wanting to do, don't won't to hijack ur thread.

    But I was a cook for 20 years, hurt my back/neck,had to quit, so I'm sure I can handle not having a hopper for a month or two, just me and the wife anyways....
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2015
  16. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for sharing the recipe johnnyb54. It sounds interesting.
  17. couger78

    couger78 Smoking Fanatic

    Chicken sausages have always been a hit in our household. After a long sabbatical from sausage-making, I'm looking forward to getting back into it again. Chicken sausages done right are tough to beat!
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2015

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