Spicy Green Chile Chicken Sausage

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| Servings: Makes about 3 pounds of sausage or 15 sausage links


  • 3 pounds dark chicken meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 4 to 5 jalapeño peppers, chopped
  • 4 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles, well drained
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons tequila


  1. Place all ingredients listed in a large stainless steel bowl. Wrap well with plastic and place in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Assemble the meat grinder attachment fitted with the coarse plate, and then attach to the stand mixer. Turn the stand mixer to speed 5 and grind all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Grind a slice of bread last to get any remaining meat through the meat grinder. If you are making sausage patties, form patties and either cook immediately or wrap well with plastic and refrigerate.

For stuffing sausages:

  1. Wash the meat grinder attachment well. Give the parts a final rinse in cold water and dry them well.
  2. Assemble the sausage maker using the large sausage nozzle, and then attach to the stand mixer. Tie the end of the casings.
  3. Place 1/2 the ingredients into the tray. Slowly feed the ground meat mixture into the feed tube with the pusher. Support the casing with your hand. Fill each sausage until it is about 4 to 5 inches long.
  4. Fill the sausage firmly but do not overfill as the sausage can burst. Stop the stand mixer at each 4 to 5 inch interval to twist the sausage into links. Continue with the remaining meat. Place a slice of bread through the stand mixer to remove any meat left in the sausage nozzle. Prick the casings randomly with a toothpick to release any air that has been trapped.


  • Cook or freeze sausage immediately.
  • Sausage may be refrigerated for up to two days.

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