Applegate Farms Natural Chicken & Sage Breakfast Sausage


My concern: Hmm, frozen sausages … how good could they actually be?

My discovery: REALLY good.

Though they are all natural (no funny additives), I expected little from these pre-cooked sausages. After all, they are frozen, and really, as much as I love to be healthy, chicken sausage has never been a favorite in this household. But … I was more than pleasantly surprised with Applegate Farm’s Breakfast Sausage.

I took them straight from frozen to cooked / heated through with 8 minutes in a skillet over medium heat. Oddly enough, I didn’t need to add any oil to the pan, yet there were no greasy oil left behind either.

Applegate Farms Chicken & Sage Breakfast Sausage

As for the taste, these chicken sausages were amazingly juicy and tender, and full of flavor. Not too salty, not too spicy, but rich with just the right amount of bold flavors.

My husband who typically won’t go near ground chicken in any form, and only tolerates sage at very low levels, said “I am really surprised, these are good!”

They were even excellent when reheated on day two with some sauteed vegetables.

Applegate Farms Chicken & Sage Breakfast Sausage

Seriously, I could be in trouble with this new addiction. Luckily they are relatively lean (just 8 grams of fat in three filling sausages), but still not an everyday indulgence. Hello Sunday brunch!

More Pluses:

  • Applegate Farms never administers antibiotics to their chickens, so you can trust not only the products labeled as organic, but also their remaining line, which is referred to as “natural.”
  • They do not use any nitrites or nitrates. The ingredients of these sausages are as follows: Chicken, Water, Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Salt, Spices, Evaporated Cane Juice, Caramel Color, Cooked In Soybean Oil.
  • These sausages are also gluten-free / casein-free and thus suitable for many special diets!

This is a third party review by Alisa Fleming, author of Go Dairy Free: The Guide & Cookbook. For more information on this product, see the Applegate Farms Website.

Applegate Farms Chicken & Sage Breakfast Sausage

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I just got done trying this and it was quite good. I love everything Aplegate makes. It all tastes wonderful and you know its great quality.

  2. I have tried Applegate bacon. It is to die for, and knowing it is all good ingredients it taste even. So I know that the hot dogs will taste even better.

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