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Italian Chicken & Basil Sausage

Follow basic sausage preparation practices when making this sausage.
  1. Clean and Sanitize all of your equipment.
  2. Chill your meat to below 35F
  3. Keep your meat and grinder parts very cold while grinding
  4. Any liquid that is added to the mince needs to be ice cold
  5. Mix your very chilled meat and seasonings till the mince becomes very tacky
  6. Stuff the mince into sausage casings and prick out any air pockets
  7. Cook till the internal temperature reaches 155F

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Italian Chicken & Basil Sausage

100% Full Flavored Chicken Sausage
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
How much do you want to make? 1000 grams



  • Debone the chicken and remove the skin. Cut chicken and skin into small pieces. Place in the freezer for an hour or until the temp reaches 32f – 34F. For this sausage I generally semi freeze the meat and skin.
  • Chop the aged cheese into small pieces and finely chop the basil. Finally prepare all of seasonings and set to the side.
  • Grind your very chilled meat/fat along with the minced garlic and sundried tomatoes on a medium plate (6mm)
  • Mix the meat with all of the rest of the ingredients until it becomes very tacky. If you grab a small handful it will stick to your hand if you hold your hand upside down.
  • Stuff into your sausage casings, link, and prick out any air pockets. Refrigerate overnight.
  • You can cook these sausages any way you want. If you cook these on a stovetop or grill you should cook them till you reach an internal temp of 160f (71c)
    I like to cook them sous vide at 150f (65.5c) for 90 minutes then finish them on a grill or air fryer (optional)

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12 thoughts on “Italian Chicken & Basil Sausage”

  1. 5 stars
    My husband and I made 10 lbs of these sausages on New Year’s Day. These are so flavorful and delicious! I was skeptical, as I’ve tried many commercial chicken sausages. They tend to be very dense, dry, and lacking in flavor. We are so impressed with this recipe, and we’re planning to make another batch soon. Thank you for the recipe, and the excellent video, too!

  2. Really delicious..can you post som more chicken and turkey sausage recipes that I don’t have to cure? I have a smoker but no curing’s on my to get list. I took this recipe and made links along with Pattie’s that I vacuum packed.thanks again and great job

  3. Hey Eric, I love the looks of this recipe! I’m going to make a 1KG batch next weekend, did you use minced garlic from a jar for this one or was it fresh garlic? and if oil packed sun dried tomatoes do you think modify the fat percentage at all? thanks in advance

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