How to cook chicken sausage in the oven

roasted chicken sausages

Baked chicken sausages are excellent if you do not want to spend much time in the kitchen. They are easy to cook and versatile. It takes only 15 to 20 minutes to prepare a delicious sausage dinner.

Cooked chicken sausage can be served with various side dishes: potatoes, salads, rice, and other vegetables. In this baked chicken sausage recipe, I’ll show you how to cook chicken sausage in the oven. At the end of the article, there’s a time chart for how long it takes to cook chicken sausages and an internal temperature chart.

Cooking chicken sausage in the oven

oven for roasting chicken sausages

For this oven-baked sausage recipe, I’m using raw chicken sausages. You can use frozen sausages or pre-cooked ones.

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Here’s the equipment you need for roasted chicken sausage:

  • Meat thermometer;
  • Tongs;
  • Paper towel;
  • Baking sheet;

Ingredients list:

  • Raw or pre-cooked sausage;
  • Kosher salt;
  • Freshly ground black pepper;
  • Cooking oil.
chicken sausages cooked in the oven

Step 1: Bring chicken sausages to room temperature

Bring chicken sausages to room temperature for at least 20 minutes before cooking. It’ll allow them to cook evenly throughout. If you bake cold chicken sausages, it’ll take quite a bit longer to cook, and there’s a chance the sausage exterior will overcook.

Step 2: Preheat the oven

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking sausages in a cold oven will take longer to cook.

Step 3: Pat chicken sausage dry

Remove excess moisture from the sausage exterior using a paper towel to achieve a better crust.

Step 4: Place on the baking sheet and cook

Coat chicken sausages with light olive oil and season with a bit of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place them on the baking sheet and slide them into the oven on a middle rack. Alternatively, you can place sausages on a wire rack on a baking sheet. It’ll allow airflow to circulate chicken sausages creating an even crust. Bake chicken sausage for about 10 minutes before checking the internal temperature using a meat thermometer. Turn them over and continue cooking if needed.

Step 5: Rest and serve

Take sausages out of the oven and rest for about a minute or two before serving. It’ll allow chicken juice to settle, making it juicier. Serve with your favorite side dishes. Here are a few recipes for side dishes:

How long does it take to cook chicken sausage in the oven?

Here’s how long it takes to cook chicken sausage in the oven preheated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit:

  • Raw chicken sausage: 14-18 minutes, depending on the sausage’s thickness;
  • Pre-cooked chicken sausage: 12-15 minutes, depending on the sausage’s thickness
  • Frozen chicken sausage: 30-40 minutes.

The times above are rough estimates. Depending on your oven, chicken sausage, oven temperature, and other factors cooking times may differ. It’s best to use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of chicken sausages.

Chicken sausages internal temperature chart

Here’s the internal temperature chart for chicken sausage:

  • Raw chicken sausage: 165 degrees Fahrenheit;
  • Pre-cooked sausage: 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to the USDA guidelines, chicken sausages must be cooked until they reach the internal temperature of 165° Fahrenheit. It includes other poultry products such as ground chicken and turkey sausage. To learn more about chicken temperature and measuring it, read this article.


How long do you cook sausage in the oven at 350?

It takes about 20 minutes to cook chicken sausage in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. However, you should remember that time may differ depending on whether chicken sausage is raw, pre-cooked, or frozen and how reliable your oven is in terms of temperature control.

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