Buffalo Chicken Sausages Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

It took some convincing to get me to admit buffalo chicken sausage is a good idea, then a few tries to make them really awesome. These are the final result.

Recipe Details

Buffalo Chicken Sausages Recipe

Active 90 mins
Total 0 mins
Serves 8 servings
Makes 4 pounds


  • 4 pounds skin on, boneless chicken thighs, cubed

  • 1 cup Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons paprika

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, chilled


  1. Combine chicken, buffalo wing sauce, hot sauce, salt, paprika, and cayenne in a large bowl. Chill until ready to grind.

  2. Grind the mixture through a meat grinder, fitted with small die, into a bowl set in ice.

  3. Using paddle attachment of a standing mixer, mix on low speed for 1 minute. Add in vinegar, increase speed to medium, and mix until liquid is incorporated, about 1 minute more.

  4. Form a small sausage patty; place rest of sausage mixture in refrigerator. Cook patty in a small frying pan over medium-high heat or on a plate in the microwave until cooked through. Taste and adjust seasonings of sausage if necessary.

  5. Stuff sausage into hog casings and twist into 6-inch links. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

  6. Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread coals evenly over half of the charcoal grate. Alternatively, set all the burners of a gas grill to high heat. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil grilling grate.

    Grill over medium-high direct heat until sausage registers 160°F when an instant read thermometer is inserted in middle of link. Remove from grill, let rest for 5 minutes, and serve.

Special equipment

Meat grinder, Sausage Stuffer, Grill

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
611 Calories
43g Fat
3g Carbs
56g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 611
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43g 55%
Saturated Fat 16g 82%
Cholesterol 325mg 108%
Sodium 1741mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 56g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 764mg 16%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)