Chicken Sage Patties with Sautéed Apples

These protein-rich patties are kissed with just a touch of maple syrup and topped with fresh, sweet cinnamon-spiced apples for a meal that works equally well for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Opt for a sweet red variety of apple that will hold its shape when cooked, such as Braeburn or McIntosh.
Chicken Sage Patties with Sautéed Apples Recipe

Chicken Sage Patties with Sautéed Apples Recipe

Cost Per Plate: $2.13

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  • 4Servings


  • 20 oz lean ground chicken or turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tbsp white whole-wheat flour, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg, whisked well
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh sage leaves
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, plus additional to taste, optional
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt, divided
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 tsp grape seed or safflower oil, divided
  • 1 apple, halved, cored and each half
  • cut into thin slices (TIP: Make sure to cut apple slices the same thickness so they’ll cook evenly.)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon


  1. In a medium bowl, gently knead together chicken, 3 tbsp flour, garlic, egg, sage, 1 tbsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt and pinch pepper. Shape mixture into 4 1/2-inch-thick patties (NOTE: The mixture will be slightly sticky.) To a shallow bowl, add remaining 1/4 cup flour and dredge each patty in flour to coat both sides.
  2. Brush a large nonstick skillet with 1/2 tsp oil and heat on medium. Add patties and cook on 1 side until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Flip patties over and press down gently on each with a spatula. Continue cooking until bottom sides are golden brown and patties are cooked through, about 5 to 6 more minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, brush a medium skillet with remaining 1/2 tsp oil and heat on medium. Add apple, remaining 1/8 tsp salt, remaining pinch pepper, cinnamon and 1/4 cup water. Sauté, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until apples are tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Divide patties among serving plates and top with apples. Drizzle with additional maple syrup (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken sage patty and 1/4 of apple slices
  • Calories: 313
  • Carbohydrate Content: 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 160 mg
  • Fat Content: 14 g
  • Fiber Content: 2.5 g
  • Protein Content: 28 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 339 mg
  • Sugar Content: 8 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 3 g