Air Fryer Chicken Sausages

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Air Fryer Chicken Sausages. This is how to cook your favourite chicken sausages in the air fryer. You will love how delicious they are, how little the air fryer smokes and best of all how they taste better than the frying pan.

You can use any brand of chicken sausages or follow this same recipe for air fryer turkey sausages. As well as cooking your chicken sausages from frozen if you prefer.

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Air Fryer Chicken Sausages

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Chicken Sausage In Air Fryer

Us Milner’s have been using the air fryer since 2011 and one of the biggest shocks has always been how much the air fryer can smoke when cooking sausages.

But it was also a good thing, as it made us realise, that the sausages we were air frying back then were very cheap, full of fat and really not very good for us. Yes, I am talking to you Richmond sausages.

We soon swapped them for butcher sausages and the smoke stopped. We then made air fryer frozen sausages, air fryer sausages (using thawed sausages), air fryer sausages and peppers and air fryer sausages and chips for you, all of which are equally delicious.

But what we learnt from living in Portugal for 12 years, is that they make the best chicken and turkey sausages. They are lean, therefore don’t smoke and taste amazing.

We will usually have them for lunch with some instant pot cabbage for a quick lunch for two.

We grabbed a pack of their chicken sausages with the plan of showing you how to cook chicken sausages in the air fryer.


Best Way To Cook Chicken Sausage Links?

I have found that the best way to cook chicken sausage links is in the air fryer. I love that the air fryer has the same set and forget principles of a microwave but makes your food ultra crispy too.

You can load chicken sausages into the air fryer and then come back when it beeps to perfectly cooked chicken sausages.

Plus, as mentioned above I love to pair them with instant pot buttered cabbage and will have the air fryer cooking the sausage and the instant pot cooking the cabbage at the same time for a quick healthy lunch.

Can You Air Fry Turkey Sausage?

Yes, you can! The same rules apply to turkey sausage as they do to chicken sausage in the air fryer. As chicken and turkey have a similar fat level and texture, you can use either turkey sausages or chicken sausages in this air fryer recipe.

Even better, I find that turkey sausages are on deals and incredibly cheap after Thanksgiving or Christmas. What I will do is bulk buy turkey sausages, freeze them and then defrost them as I want them.

What Is Air Fried Chicken Sausage Like?

When you cook chicken sausage in the air fryer, they are like chicken sausage that you have cooked on the grill, or in the frying pan, just with less fat.

Any fat in the sausages will fall into the bottom of the air fryer, making your chicken sausages even leaner.

But what I like most about chicken sausages is that they taste like they have been deep fried and have a wonderful crisp to them, just without the high calories.

How To Cook Chicken Sausage In Air Fryer?

air fryer chicken sausages step by step

This is how to cook chicken sausages using the air fryer:

  1. Load chicken sausages into the air fryer.
  2. Set time and temp.
  3. Air fry + serve.

You can probably see now why I am so obsessed with cooking in the air fryer!

How To Cook Turkey Sausage In Air Fryer?

Like mentioned above turkey sausages in air fryer, is the same as cooking chicken sausages. The shape might alter, but the cooking times and temperature generally stays the same.

You can also follow our air fryer chicken or turkey sausage recipe for vegan sausages, vegetarian sausages, or even a thin cut of pork sausages.

How Long Do Chicken Sausages Take To Cook?

We recommend that you follow a chicken sausage cook time of JUST 16 minutes. This includes a 12 minute cook time to get your air fryer chicken sausages cooked, followed by a shorter cook time of 4 minutes for getting your sausages nice and crispy.

What Temp For Chicken Sausage?

The recommended chicken sausage cook temp is 180c/360f for cooking your chicken sausages, followed by a higher temperature of 200c/400f to crisp them up.

This is what I call my dual air fryer temperature. Where you are starting lower, then increasing the temperature to finish off your air fryer recipe.

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What To Serve With Air Fryer Chicken Sausages?

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Air Fryer Chicken Sausages

Air Fryer Chicken Sausages

Air Fryer Chicken Sausages. This is how to cook your favourite chicken sausages in the air fryer. You will love how delicious they are, how little the air fryer smokes and best of all how they taste better than the frying pan.
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 2
Calories: 510kcal


Kitchen Gadgets:

Air Fryer Chicken Sausage Ingredients:

  • 6 Chicken Sausages


  • Load your chicken sausages into the air fryer. Cook for 12 minutes at 180c/360f.
    How To Cook Chicken Sausage In Air Fryer?
  • Turn the sausages and cook for a further 4 minutes at 200c/400f.
    How To Cook Chicken Sausage In Air Fryer?
  • Serve with your favourite sides and enjoy.
    How To Cook Chicken Sausage In Air Fryer?



Swaps. We used Portuguese chicken sausages. You can swap for turkey sausages or another preferred sausage.
Size. Note that some sausages can be too long for the air fryer. With ours we have our chicken sausages at an angle just so that they will fit into the air fryer. If yours are too big, then I recommend you either cook them at an angle or trim them to fit.
Thanks for reading our air fryer chicken sausage recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love sausages, then I recommend you try our air fryer sausage links.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 180mg | Sodium: 2609mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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