Easy spicy chicken burgers

Juicy chicken burgers with spicy piquanté peppers and herbs served on toasted buns is a family classic turned up a notch.

Easy spicy chicken burgers

Burgers are a serious family favourite in our household. Whether it’s a quick weeknight dinner or a casual burger party over weekends, we love a good burger around here. So, it’s no surprise that these juicy chicken burgers went down a treat. They are seriously SO good!

The chicken burger patties are so easy to make and requires minimal prep. Chicken, breadcrumbs, egg and herbs are all brought together with “PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers Hot Whole” to add a truck-load of flavour. Even though the peppers are quite spicy when you eat them as is, they add a delicious sweetness without too much heat to the burger patties so even the kids could enjoy the burgers with us.

Easy spicy chicken burgers

PEPPADEW® is a proudly South African brand with a wide range of products including the universally-loved sweet piquanté peppers, alongside juicy jalapeños, traditional atchars, spicy relishes, pickled onions, pasta sauces and addictive Splash-On sauces. The sweet piquanté peppers in particular are a serious favourite of mine. They are perfect on pizzas, nachos or tacos and no cheese board is complete without them.

Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a “peppadew.” PEPPADEW® is a brand, and that famous little red fruit is a piquanté pepper. I was actually quite shocked when I heard that, because I’ve always called them peppadews! These unique Sweet Piquanté Peppers are versatile ingredients, with a uniquely sweet but spicy taste and fresh, distinctive crunch.

Easy spicy chicken burgers

I teamed up with PEPPADEW® to bring you delicious recipes showing you the versatility of their sweet piquanté peppers and they are giving away SUCH exciting prizes as part of their #JustAddPeppadew campaign. Head over to their website by clicking here and enter by telling us what dishes you think pair perfectly with PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers. You stand a chance of winning R5000 in cash, PEPPADEW® product hampers and awesome appliances for your kitchen! Entries close 16 November 2018 and the competition is only open to South African residents.

Easy spicy chicken burgers

Spicy chicken burgers

Juicy chicken burgers with spicy piquanté peppers and herbs served on toasted buns is a family classic turned up a notch.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, Chicken burger, easy recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 375kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4


  • 500 g chicken mince
  • ½ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers Hot Whole finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil finely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

For the burgers

  • 4 burger buns split and toasted
  • Cheese slices
  • Fresh lettuce
  • Mayonnaise
  • PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers Hot Whole for topping


  • Combine the burger patty ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. 
  • Form 4 burger patties and place in the refrigerator to chill for 20 minutes. 
  • Cook the burger patties in a large, non-stick frying pan until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. 
  • Assemble the burgers by slathering the burger buns generously with mayonnaise and topping with lettuce, cheese and PEPPADEW® Sweet Piquanté Peppers Hot Whole.
  • Serve immediately. 


Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1279mg | Potassium: 808mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1040IU | Vitamin C: 29.6mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 3.7mg

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This post was sponsored by PEPPADEW®. All images and opinions are my own. 

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