Mushroomy Chicken Burgers

Everyone loves a burger. Try these homemade chicken and mushroom burgers
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Kids, Lunch
Cuisine Kids, South African
Servings 6


  • 500 g white button mushrooms
  • 500 g free-range chicken mince
  • ½ onion, grated
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 XL free-range egg,lightly beaten
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

To build the burgers:

  • 6 burger buns, lightly toasted
  • Tomato slices, for serving
  • Lettuce, for serving
  • Sliced mild cheddar cheese, for serving
  • Mayonnaise, for serving
  • Tomato sauce, for serving


  • Using a food processor, pulse the mushrooms until they are very finely chopped.
    In a large saucepan sauté the mushrooms in a drizzle of olive oil.
    Sauté until the mushrooms are fully cooked and have lost most of their liquid, 10-12 min.
    Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl combine the remaining ingredients and the cooled, cooked mushrooms.
    Form into 6 equally sized patties.
  • In a hot cast iron pan or on the braai, cook the patties until golden brown on both sides and fully cooked through. 10-12 minutes.
  • Assemble burgers with all your favourite fixings and serve warm.
Keyword burger, chicken, kids