You can make Homemade Buffalo Chicken Sausage in your own kitchen. Whether you grind our own meat or buy ground chicken, homemade chicken sausage is perfect for a BBQ. Throw some on the grill.
Oh my gosh! Oh my golly! I cannot believe I haven’t done this before. Why did I wait so long? I had no idea what I was missing. Yes, making your own chicken sausage is easy and oh so tasty. This was a family endeavor and we were proud, so proud, of our deliciously moist and perfectly delicious homemade sausages. You don’t need to worry about casing for the sausage. Ours is casing free. We did grind our own chicken but you can buy already ground chicken. You can also pick up a pack of boneless, skinless chicken thighs and have the butcher at your grocery store freshly grind them for you. Either way, don’t freak out, this is easy and you will feel such a sense of accomplishment. You know exactly what is going into the chicken sausage you are feeding your family.
I had the idea last year for making chicken sausage but I chickened out. (forgive the pun) I thought it would be so time consuming and doubted they would turn out well. Ok, these are not going to be on your table in five minutes, there are quite a few steps but it is worth it. This is the kind of recipe that makes me giggle and do a litle jig in the kitchen. This time I was not alone. Homemade Buffalo Chicken Sausage tickled out fancy and our taste buds. It truly was a family affair. We all giggled and danced a happy dance in the kitchen.
My husband and little one love to grind meat! We have an attachment to our stand mixer which effortlessly grinds. My little one will stand on her stool and push the meat through. (When she was little, she would stand on the counter) Don’t worry, she is using the plunger not her hands. She hoops and hollers when it comes out the other end. When they finished grinding, I spiced it up and got the plastic wrap ready. My hubby and I formed the meat into a sausage shape and very, very tightly twisted and wrapped them. Most importantly, we tied a knot at each end. Don’t skip this step. It is extremely important!.
Then the little bundles of sausage are immersed into simmering water for a few minutes. This is where the magic happens. After a few minutes they are sausage shaped. I had my fingers and toes crossed that the meat would unite into one whole sausage and not be a crumbly mess. Joy, oh joy, it worked. We made beautiful sausages. But wait, they are not quite done. We finished them on the grill. Come on, grilling makes everything better. Grilling slightly caramelized the outside while adding a hint of smokiness. Yum, yum, yum. Plus my grill fanatic husband got to use his Green Egg grill again. Any excuse, he can find to use that sucker. Oh, it is really fine with me. The flavor is lip smacking good. Try it! Really try it. Even if you don’t grind your own chicken, try it. You will be surprised how easy and delicious it is and what a sense of accomplishment you have. Then you will want to do it again and again.
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