Chicken Sausage in Air Fryer

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Looking to air fry some sausage but need an alternative to pork? Chicken sausage in the air fryer might be for you!

Ready in minutes and just as meaty, air fryer chicken sausage can be enjoyed in many ways!

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Chicken sausages made in the air fryer taste great.

Recipe Tips

Before you head off to air fry chicken sausages, read through these recipe tips so that you know what to expect!

  • Chicken sausages generally don’t have as much fat as pork sausages. So, you likely won’t have to worry about the fat causing white smoke to come out of your air fryer. However, it’s still important to start with a clean air fryer.
  • Cooking times might vary based on the type of air fryer you have and thickness of the chicken sausages you use. The chicken sausages we used were on the thicker end – similar to brats.
  • The outsides of the chicken sausages can get as brown as you like – just make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

We use this air fryer for our recipes and it has been great.

Step by Step Instructions

For the step-by-step instructions on how to cook chicken sausage in the air fryer, you can check out the instructions with process photos in this section.

This way, you have visuals if you want to see just how we make ours!

For the instructions without visuals, you can head to the bottom of this post for the recipe card.

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Place the chicken sausages into the air fryer.

Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.

Once heated to the right temperature, add the chicken sausages into the air fryer basket.

Be sure to leave some space between them to allow for even browning and cooking.

cooked chicken sausages in black air fryer tray
Make sure to cook the chicken sausages fully.

Air fry the sausages for 13-17 minutes (this time may vary by air fryer and the thickness of the chicken sausage).

It’s important to flip the chicken sausages at the halfway mark (about 7 minutes into cooking).

The internal temperature of the chicken sausages should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

chicken sausages on white plate with buns behind
Air fryer chicken sausages – enjoyed all ways!

Once the sausages are cooked through, remove them from the air fryer tray.

You can serve them with dinner sides like fingerling potatoes and cauliflower to make a well-balanced dinner – or on a crusty roll with your favorite condiments like you would a hot dog!

Storage Tips

Air fried chicken sausages stores quite well. You can store leftover sausages in a sealed container in the fridge.

They will last for 3-4 days but since they are meat, they should be eaten sooner rather than later.

You can easily reheat them in the microwave or the air fryer.

Related Recipes

Check out these other tasty sausages you can make in your air fryer:

chicken sausages on white plate with buns behind

Air Fryer Chicken Sausage

Yield: 5
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Air Fryer Chicken Sausage is another tasty type of sausage to enjoy! Great in any season and ready in minutes, chicken sausages go well with various sides or on a crusty bun.

Ingredients

  • 5 chicken sausages

Instructions

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Once heated to the right temperature, add the chicken sausages into the air fryer basket. Be sure to leave some space between them to allow for even browning and cooking.
  3. Air fry the sausages for 13-17 minutes (this time may vary by air fryer and the thickness of the chicken sausage). It's important to flip the chicken sausages at the halfway mark (about 7 minutes into cooking). The internal temperature of the chicken sausages should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Once the sausages are cooked through, remove them from the air fryer tray. You can serve them with dinner sides or on a bun with your favorite condiments!

Notes

  • Chicken sausages typically contain less fat than pork sausages so there should be less fat splatter in the air fryer. It's still important to start out cooking with a clean air fryer.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 499mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 18g

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice. The exact values can vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

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