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Easy Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage

You’re gonna love these Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage. They’re full of flavor and incredibly juicy! These chicken sausage are a good alternative to pork or beef sausage. They can be eaten in a bun, with smothered peppers and onions or served with your favorite side dishes.

Chicken sausage in hot dog buns. mustard and ketchup on them

Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage

I honestly don’t know how I went so long without going to a Trader Joe’s, and now I have to stop there every time I’m in town.

Let me tell you these chicken sausages are full of flavor! Imagine Italian sausage but made with chicken. They’re that good.

One bite and you will have the juice running down your face. These chicken sausages are packed in an all-natural pork casing so you still get the snappy texture when you bite into it!

If you’re addicted to traders Joe’s like I am, check out these other amazing Trader Joe’s Recipes: Trader Joe’s Orange Chicken, Trader Joe’s Pesto Chicken, and Trader Joe’s Kung Pao Chicken.

There are different kinds of chicken sausages. When you think chicken sausage your mind probably thinks of the ones like Applegate or Aidells. These chicken sausages are more similar to the shape of Italian Sausage or Brats.

Depending on the thickness, you might need to adjust the cooking time.

Chicken sausage in hot dog buns. mustard and ketchup on the side

❤️ Why you’ll love this easy air fryer recipe

  • Versatile – These chicken sausages can be used in many different ways. In pasta, soup, pizza toppings, or in a hotdog bun.
  • Healthy and Low Carb – One chicken sausages have 17g of protein and only 1g of carbs

Ingredients

  • Trader Joe’s Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage – These can be located in the refrigerated part of Trader Joe’s.
  • Hotdog Buns – For this recipe, I used regular hotdog buns, but you can even use potato hot dog buns or pretzel hot dog buns.
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✳️ Tips & Tricks

To ensure that the chicken stays moist is to check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. Once they reach 165F, remove them from the air fryer. Don’t overcook.

For a better-fitting bun, you may want to buy hoagie rolls.

Tools to make this Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage in the Air Fryer

  • Cosori Air Fryer – this is my favorite air fryer. The large air fryer basket makes it so easy to cook your favorite recipes
  • Tongs – tongs are easiest to remove and flip the chicken sausage
  • Meat thermometer – You always want to make sure the internal temperature of ANY chicken 165F.

How to make Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage

  1. Remove the chicken sausage from the package and transfer them to the air fryer basket.
  2. Cook at 390F for 10-12 minutes. until the internal temperature of the chicken sausage is 165F.
  3. Remove from the air fryer basket and place in the hotdog buns.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  2. Remove the chicken sausage from the package and transfer to a baking tray.
  3. Place baking tray in the oven and cook for 30 minutes flipping halfway through. Make sure the internal temperature is 165F.
  4. Remove from oven and place into the hotdog buns.
Chicken sausage in hot dog buns. mustard and ketchup on them

What to serve with Chicken Sausage

As I said earlier chicken sausages can be used in many different ways. You can use and make these Healthy Chicken Sausage Skillet, Air Fryer Chicken Sausage and Veggies, or this Grilled Chicken Sausage pizza.

These chicken sausages will help spice up any of your favorite dishes!

How to store

  • Store leftovers in an airtight glass container for up to 5 days.

♨️ How to reheat

Remove the lid from the container and microwave on high for 1 to 1.5 minutes or until chicken is warm. Alternatively you can transfer to a microwave save plate to warm up.

If you want to warm this up in your air fryer, cook it for 2-3 minutes at 400F.

Chicken sausage in hot dog buns. mustard and ketchup on them

❓FAQs

Are Trader Joe’s chicken sausages healthy?

These chicken sausages are high up on the list of healthy sausage options at Trader Joe’s.

How long does Trader Joes chicken sausage last after opening?

You will want to use them 3-4 days after you opened them.

Which is better turkey or chicken sausage?

You need to look at the ingredients in the sausage. Look for ones that don’t have added fillers, nitrates, sweeteners or preservatives.

More Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Recipes

If you loved these Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausages in the Air Fryer, check out these other Trader Joe’s recipes.

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Chicken sausage in hot dog buns. mustard and ketchup on them

Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage

Air Fryer Trader Joe’s Chicken Sausage can be used in many ways, eat them in a bun or cut them up and serve them with your favorite side dishes. Chicken sausage is a good alternative to pork. Chicken sausage is just as flavorful and juicy!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 271 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage
  • 6 hotdog buns

Instructions
 

  • Remove the chicken sausage from the package and transfer them to the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 390F for 10-12 minutes. until the internal temperature of the chicken sausage is 165F.
  • Remove from the air fryer basket and place in the hotdog buns.

Nutrition

Serving: 3gCalories: 271kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 14gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 583mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 3mg
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