Chicken and Marinated Mushroom Burger

The Chicken and Marinated Mushroom Burger is a delightful fusion of juicy, tender grilled chicken breast and the earthy richness of marinated mushrooms.

This culinary creation is a testament to the magic that happens when simplicity meets sophistication. Perched on a fluffy artisan bun, the chicken is expertly seasoned and grilled to golden perfection.

Layered with luscious marinated mushrooms that have soaked up a melody of herbs and garlic, each bite is a symphony of textures and tastes that elevate the humble burger to new gastronomic heights.


For the Chicken:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For the Marinated Mushrooms:

  • 1 cup button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 4 artisan burger buns, halved and toasted
  • Mixed salad greens or baby spinach
  • 4 slices of provolone or Swiss cheese
  • Mayonnaise or aioli, as preferred
  • Dijon mustard


Marinating the Mushrooms:

  1. Combine balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, thyme, chili flakes (if using), salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the sliced mushrooms, ensuring they are fully submerged in the marinade.
  3. Cover and let sit for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for more intense flavor for up to 2 hours.

Cooking the Chicken:

  1. Flatten the chicken breasts to even thickness for uniform cooking.
  2. Mix olive oil, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper, and rub this mixture over the chicken breasts.
  3. Heat a grill pan or outdoor grill to medium-high heat and grill the chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until fully cooked and internal temperature reads 165°F (75°C).
  4. In the last minute of grilling, place a slice of cheese on each chicken breast to melt.

Assembling the Burger:

  1. Spread mayonnaise or aioli on the bottom half of each toasted bun, followed by a layer of Dijon mustard if desired.
  2. Place a layer of mixed greens on each bun, followed by the grilled chicken with melted cheese.
  3. Top the chicken with a generous portion of the marinated mushrooms.
  4. If desired, add any additional toppings like fresh tomatoes or caramelized onions.
  5. Crown with the top half of the bun.


  • Present the Chicken and Marinated Mushroom Burgers immediately while warm, accompanied by a side of sweet potato fries or a fresh garden salad for a well-rounded meal.


  • Preparation time: 15 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
  • Total time: 27-30 minutes (excluding marinating time)


  • This recipe makes 4 burgers, ideal for a sumptuous family meal or a casual dinner party.


The Chicken and Marinated Mushroom Burger is not just food; it’s a gastronomic adventure that offers a bounty of flavors. Every component is a careful choice to create a balanced burger that’s both satisfying and exciting.

It’s a burger that not only fills the stomach but also captures the imagination, a dish that’s as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate. From the first sight of the glossy, marinated mushrooms to the last bite of the herbaceous chicken, this burger is a feast for the senses.