The KitchenAide IMHO may not be the best thing to do this with. It seemed to labor and mushed the sausage a little too much for my likeing.
I got great flavor and smoke just a wierd texture. So here come the Qviews...
Sorry Paul I didn't see this in my list to check out.
This is what I used.
The basic recipe
3 lbs boneless/skinless chicken thighs
3 TBSP oats
2 large chipotles in adobo sauce, diced up
zest of 3 limes
juice of 3 limes
2 tsp Southwest seasoning blend
1 palm fresh minced cilantro
1 tsp kosher salt
Cut the meat into chunks, partially frozen. Then blended in the seasonings.
IMHO I would use a larger die to cut for better texture. I only have a kitchen aid that is getting on 10yrs old. Good luck.