These breakfast sausage chicken poppers are the perfect breakfast option with veggies, protein, and flavor in one bite! They’re paleo, whole30, and AIP.

chicken sausage poppers on a plate

Breakfast sausage chicken poppers

Who doesn’t love breakfast sausage? Most conventional sausages are made with nightshade spices (which I don’t tolerate), unwanted fillers, or just aren’t the best quality. That’s why I created these Breakfast Sausage Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers have all of the flavor and none of the unwanted junk!

These sausage patties aren’t your average breakfast. In just one little popper, you get a sweet potato, spinach, apple, bacon, and flavorful herbs! So good and full of flavor, you don’t even need a maple syrupy sauce.

The Ingredients For the Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers

  • Sweet potato. I use a large grater to grate the sweet potato, but you can also use a food processor.
  • Ground chicken. You can also use ground turkey, or simply use the food processor to grind chicken breast or thighs!
  • Spinach.
  • Apple. I use gala or a honey crisp, or granny smith apple, but you can get away with using what you have on hand!
  • Bacon. I like the applegate brand.
  • Coconut flour. This is used a binder. You can also use other flours like almond or cassava flour.
  • Coconut oil. Or you can use olive or avocado oil!

Chicken breast sausage ingredients in a bowl

How to Make Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers

  • Take the raw sweet potato and squeeze it with a paper towel or cheesecloth to remove any excess liquid.
  • Using a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Roll the poppers. Begin rolling the mixture into small poppers about one inch in diameter (you’ll have about 20-25 poppers) and slightly flatten each of them with the palm of your hand. Place them on the baking sheet

  • Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes, flipping halfway through. If desired, crisp further in a pan or place under the broiler if desired for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven when thoroughly cooked through and the internal temperature reads 165 F.

  • Allow to cool and serve immediately, or store in the fridge or freezer as a make-ahead breakfast!

Can you make these ahead of time?

Yes! These are so perfect for meal prep! I make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.

Can you freeze these?

Yes! They freeze great! I would recommend cooking them first and them freezing them afterwards.

Can you fry them in a pan instead of bake them?

I haven’t tried that, but it should work!

What can you serve with them?

I think they’re a great meal on their own, but you can also have a side of fruit or veggies like sauteed kale.

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Breakfast Sausage Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)


  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These breakfast sausage chicken poppers are the perfect breakfast option with veggies, protein, and flavor in one bite! They’re paleo, whole30, and AIP.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 cup shredded sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup apple, finely diced
  • 23 slices of bacon, finely diced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp rosemary

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Take the raw sweet potato and squeeze it with a paper towel or cheesecloth to remove any excess liquid.
  3. Using a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Begin rolling the mixture into small poppers about one inch in diameter (you’ll have about 20-25 poppers) and slightly flatten each of them with the palm of your hand. Place them on the baking sheet
  5. Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes, flipping halfway through. If desired, crisp further in a pan or place under the broiler if desired for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven when thoroughly cooked through and the internal temperature reads 165 F.
  7. Allow to cool and serve immediately, or store in the fridge or freezer as a make-ahead breakfast!

Notes

ALL INGREDIENTS ARE RAW.

PLEASE SEE ABOVE FOR SUBSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE BLOG POST.

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 333
  • Fat: 21.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.8g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Protein: 22.8g

Keywords: breakfast sausage

This post first appeared on Unbound Wellness in 2017 and was reshot and republished in 2020.

Recipe by Michelle, Unbound Wellness. Photos by Eat Love Eats