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.

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Cost Per Plate: $2.13

Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
15 min
40 min


  • 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
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 3 g