Not everything I review can be a hit like the Squiggly Cut Noodles or the Kimbap, we sometimes must eat just some regular food and one of my favorite meals is breakfast! I love eggs and sausage and toast.
I don’t eat a lot of pork sausage because, frankly, it’s not that healthy for you. It’s high in fat and it’s pork, which a lot of people shy away from. Maybe for religious reasons or just environmental concerns.
I couldn’t find a Kosher symbol on them but if you are not eating pork or just want to be gluten free or keto, these might be the perfect breakfast food for you.
Each serving (two patties) contains 13 grams of protein and comes in at 140 calories so a couple of these and a slice of toast and some fruit in the morning and you should be good to go for the day.
The thing I really appreciate about them is that there are no added sugars. ZERO sugar on the nutritional label. Many times manufacturers will add sugar or maple syrup in a bid to make them sweet.
The main ingredient is clearly chicken. But getting the spice mixture just right in breakfast sausage has always been my pet peeve. Sometimes it’s too sagey or too hot or too sweet or too much black pepper or whatever, but I think Trader Joe’s really pulled it off here.
Trader Joe’s lists three ways to make the sausages ( you can see it at the bottom of this review) and I just opted for the stove top method since I was cooking eggs already. I fried the patties in nonstick pan with a tiny bit of butter and it took a few minutes on each side, but I also got some nice browning on each side which contributed to the flavor profile
You get six patties in each bag, which for me would be three servings.
How Does Trader Joe’s Chicken Breakfast Patties Rate?
At $3.29 for a bag of six of these patties, that isn’t a bad deal really, it’s about $1.10 a serving.
You can just take these and heat them up just like the way they are, or repurpose them into something else like a burrito or omelet after you dice them up.
I found that they didn’t have a lot of chicken-y flavor to them, just a hint that it was chicken. The texture was even better than many pork sausage patties because sometimes you know you get those hard chewy bits in pork sausage and after eating a whole bag of these over a few days, I have to say the texture is better. Firm but with no funky bits.
I really think Trader Joe’s nailed the flavorings and for that reason, I am going to rate these at 8 Bells!
HEAT FROM FROZEN
STOVE TOP: Preheat non-stick skillet. Heat patties over medium to hot heat, turning frequently for approximately 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through.
MICROWAVE (1200 watt): Microwave heat times may vary depending on oven wattage. Place patties on a microwave safe plate and heat on high for 45 to 55 seconds or until heated through.
AIR FRVER: Set the air fryer temperature to 325°: Place patties in the air fryer basket.
Heat for approximately 3 minutes or until heated through.
Add to an English muffin with cheese and egg. Or dice a patty and add it to an omelet, breakfast burrito, or taco.
CHICKEN, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF SEA SALT, VINEGAR POWDER, WATER, DRIED SAGE LEAVES, PARSLEY, GROUND THYME, RED CHILI PEPPER FLAKES, CRUSHED RED PEPPER, BLACK PEPPER, GROUND CLOVE, AND ROSEMARY EXTRACT.