Homemade Chicken Chorizo Recipe

Homemade Chicken Chorizo

This past summer we had the opportunity to go to Sassi Restaurant, a beautiful Southern Italian restaurant near our home.
I ordered a perfectly cooked sausage served over white beans.  A few days later I thought making something similar.  I found a great sausage recipe and made it with ground pork at first and then with ground dark meat chicken.

If you love sausage and think that most sausage recipes are time consuming and way too hard to do I think you will love this recipe.  It’s incredibly easy to make, great with rice, over white beans, perfect on a sandwich with ciabatta bread or whole wheat pita.   Enjoy!


Homemade Chicken Chorizo Recipe


Homemade Chicken Chorizo Recipe


Homemade Chicken Chorizo Recipe


  • 1 1/2 lb. ground dark meat chicken
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Olive oil, for frying

Heat the olive oil in a large sauce pan.

In a large bowl, using your hands combine all the ingredients making sure all the seasoning is distributed evenly.

Shape sausage into desired size.  Fry the sausage for three minutes to brown well.  Turn and cook for another 3 minutes until cooked.


Adapted from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall via Leite’s Culinaria

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