Homemade Buffalo Chicken Sausage

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

This is easy! Homemade Buffalo Chicken Sausage Low Calorie Low Fat Dinner - Repin for later
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Yields 6 servings

Homemade Buffalo Chicken Sausage

30 minPrep Time

18 minCook Time

48 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Sausage:
  • 1/4 cup peeled, finely minced mango
  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or ground chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 3/4 tsp. kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 4 tsp. water
  • ¼ cup Buffalo sauce
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 6 Rolls
  • Blue Cheese Sauce
  • ¼ cup crumbled Blue cheese, divided
  • 1 tbsp. 2% fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. light Mayo
  • 1 tbsp. light sour cream
  • 2 tsp. buffalo sauce

Instructions

  1. Place mango in a paper towel and squeeze dry.
  2. Put chicken thighs, garlic and onion through a grinder.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together salt, baking soda and water until dissolved.
  4. Fold into ground chicken mixture and let sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Mash in mango, buffalo sauce and chili powder
  6. Place a long piece of plastic wrap on work surface.
  7. Using a ½ cup scoop, scoop chicken onto plastic wrap.
  8. Squeeze sausage together until it is hot dog size and roll up in plastic wrap.
  9. Tightly twist the ends by twirling both ends of plastic wrap and place a knot at each end. You want the plastic wrap to be very tight.
  10. Place in boiling water for 6 minutes.
  11. Place sausage on a cutting board and let cool for a minute or two. Gently unwrap plastic wrap.
  12. Heat grill to 400°. Oil grill grates well.
  13. Sear sausages on all sides for a total of 3 minutes.
  14. Reduce grill to 350° and cook sausages for about 9 minutes more turning every few minutes. Internal temperature of sausage should be 165°.
  15. In a small bowl, mash together 2 tbsp. blue cheese, yogurt, mayonnaise, sour cream and buffalo sauce.
  16. Serve sausage on a roll with 1 tbsp. blue cheese sauce and sprinkle ½ tbsp. blue cheese on top.

Notes

*Does not include the bun

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Comments

  1. Jacki @ Two Forks One Love says
    I just recently broke out my food grinder for the first time and made chicken ranch burgers. Homemade ground meat just tastes so much better! I'm definitely going to try this recipe.
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      I totally agree Jacki. We loved how good these were, plus it is so easy to grind your own meat.
  2. Ginny McMeans says
    Wow! You really turned out a fabulous sandwich!
  3. I have never ventured into sausage making, but you make it sound easy! I'm sure these were delicious especially with the added heat.
  4. We eat a LOT of chicken sausage in my house - great to know how to do it myself!!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      There are some many possibilities with the flavor combinations too Ashley. So tasty when you make it yourself.
  5. I can't wait to try your recipe! Sounds delicious! I have been buying Blue Buffalo chicken sausage at Lowe's Foods, and love it- BUT I don't really live close to the store, and my son & I also like to make our own sausage on occasion! ( I do think I will try to add some blue cheese inside these when making them) I will let you know the results! Thanks!

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