Simple Air Fryer Chicken Sausage

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This simple Air fryer Chicken Sausage is super quick and easy to make. These sausages are cooked to perfection in just 10 minutes, faster and cleaner than cooking on the stove top.

air fryer chicken sausage

Chicken sausage is the perfect go-to when you’re hungry but don’t know what to make or are feeling lazy. I often make it for dinner with some peppers and onions on the side. They make a great lunch, snack, dinner – even a delicious breakfast. I mean, what’s not to love?

Why You’ll Love It

  • Crispy and Juicy: Air frying chicken sausage results in a deliciously crispy exterior while keeping the insides juicy and flavorful.
  • Healthier Option: Enjoy a lighter alternative to traditionally fried sausages, as air frying requires minimal oil, reducing overall calorie and fat content.
  • Quick and Convenient: Air fryer chicken sausage cooks in a fraction of the time it takes to bake or grill, making it a convenient option for busy weeknight dinners or quick snacks.

» These Air Fryer Peppers and Onions are a great side to serve with this chicken sausage.

Ingredients You Need

Ingredients for air fryer chicken sausage
  • Chicken Sausage: The only ingredient you need here is the sausage. You can easily get them from any grocery store. However, they often come in several flavors. I prefer Aidell’s Smoked Chicken Sausage or Chicken & Apple Sausage.
  • Onion and bell pepper: Optional. They make an easy side dish cooked at the same time.

While this recipe specifically focuses on chicken sausage, that’s not the only type of sausage you can cook in the air fryer with this recipe. Any sausages you like that are roughly the same size can be cooked in 10 minutes. Cut the time down for smaller sausages.

Equipment Information

Air fryer chicken sausage with onions and peppers

Helpful Tips

  • Remember that all air fryers cook at a different rate, due to differing wattages. It’s always best to keep an eye on the sausages as they cook, and use a meat thermometer to ensure they reach a safe internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • While air fryers require less oil than traditional frying methods, lightly spraying or brushing the sausages with oil can help enhance browning and flavor.
  • After air frying, allow the sausages to rest for a few minutes before serving to help redistribute the juices and ensure optimal flavor and texture.

Stovetop Directions

Don’t have an air fryer? No problem!

This dish is easily cooked on the stovetop in a skillet. Just put all of the ingredients in the skillet with a small amount of cooking oil or butter and sauté until cooked through.

Keep an eye on the sausages as they cook, and use a meat thermometer to ensure they reach a safe internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

Air fryer chicken sausage with onions and peppers

Simple Air Fryer Chicken Sausage

This simple Air fryer Chicken Sausage is super quick and easy to make. These sausages are cooked to perfection in just 10 minutes, faster and cleaner than cooking on the stove top.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 189 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 4 chicken sausages like Aidell’s
  • 1 onion sliced, optional
  • 1 bell pepper sliced, optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer on for 5 mins.
  • Place as many air fryer sausages in the basket as you want.
  • Cook the chicken sausage on 375ºF (190ºC) for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time. The internal temperature should be 165ºF(74°C) when done.
  • You can add sliced onion and bell pepper to the air fryer basket underneath the sausage if desired. You will want to spray the basket with cooking oil to keep the onions and peppers from sticking to the basket.
  • Air fryer models vary and some cook hotter than others. Keep an eye on the sausage the first time you make this recipe, in case yours cooks faster. Adjust the time as needed.

Notes

  • Remember that all air fryers cook at a different rate, due to differing wattages. It’s always best to keep an eye on the sausages as they cook, and use a meat thermometer to ensure they reach a safe internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • While air fryers require less oil than traditional frying methods, lightly spraying or brushing the sausages with oil can help enhance browning and flavor.
  • After air frying, allow the sausages to rest for a few minutes before serving to help redistribute the juices and ensure optimal flavor and texture.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 14gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 872mgPotassium: 103mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1232IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chicken, Onions, Peppers, Sausage
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What Side Dishes to Serve?

You can serve some really easy side dishes with your main dish cooked in the Air Fryer. Sometimes, you can cook them together in the air fryer to make it even faster.

Some of our favorite side dishes to serve include:

Here are 30 more air fryer side dishes to try

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