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Grilled Vegan “Chicken” Burger + Vegan BBQ Video!

This grilled vegan “chicken” burger is the perfect recipe for a vegan BBQ! It’s super easy to make, tastes like grilled chicken breast, and even your omni friends will love it! 

I’m so happy I finally had the time to write this recipe! It’s too good not to be shared with you all! Even though Summer is almost gone, you still have time to throw an awesome vegan BBQ party and amaze even your omni friends with this delicious grilled vegan chicken burger recipe!

We had so much fun with our friends, Madalina & Nick, relaxing for an entire weekend and eating amazing vegan recipes everyday! I even shot a video showing you how beautiful the scenery is in Romania and what simple, quick and easy vegan barbecue recipes you can make!

We wanted to go to a picnic as well, on the hills, but it was extremely hot that day! So that’s a video for another time! Can’t wait to share some vegan picnic recipes with you! 🙂

vegan chicken burger prepping

Everything (except the burger buns) is cooked from scratch! These grilled vegan chicken burgers and the vegan grilled minced “meat” rolls were the main attraction of our vegan BBQ menu! We served both with a huge salad. The vegan chicken burgers had a side of oven-baked potato wedges and the minced “meat” rolls were served with grilled sweet potatoes.

I’ll post the recipe for the grilled minced “meat” rolls soon. These are called mititei in Romanian and are a staple recipe in my country. I am SO happy I managed to create a recipe that looks and tastes so similar to the real thing. Your meat-eating friends will be confused! 😀

The merit for this awesome grilled vegan chicken burger recipe is not entirely my own! Madalina is the one who had the idea of using Pleurotus mushrooms to mimic the taste and texture of grilled chicken breast. Thanks, Mada! 🙂

Oyster mushrooms are just perfect as a meat substitute! I previously used them in my vegan tripe soup, vegan steak and vegan pulled pork burgers. Their texture is amazing!

Want to grow oyster mushrooms at home? Check out this mushroom farm kit!

vegan chicken burger fries

Vegan BBQ – Grilled Vegan “Chicken” Burger  | Watch the video, below.

What do you think about the video? Hope you’ll like it! If you do, don’t forget to subscribe to my channel and give it a thumbs up! 🙂 I’m new to this YouTube stuff, so I really appreciate your support! I will start posting more and more videos. What do you think about a “What I eat in a day” series? Would you be interested in something like that?

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Grilled Vegan "Chicken" Burger + Vegan BBQ Video!

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This grilled vegan "chicken" burger is the perfect recipe for a vegan BBQ! It's super easy to make, tastes like grilled chicken breast, and even your omni friends will love it!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • burger buns
  • 250g (3 cups) Oyster mushrooms
  • 1 small eggplant, sliced
  • Marinade:
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp dry garlic powder
  • chili flakes - a couple of pinches
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3-4 basil leaves, chopped
  • Other burger ingredients:
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 pickled cucumbers, sliced
  • 1-2 to matoes, sliced
  • lettuce leaves
  • basil leaves
  • vegan mayo


  1. Prepare the marinade. Mix all marinade ingredients together and pour them over the oyster mushrooms and eggplant slices. Gently rub them and let them sit in the fridge for at least an hour before grilling.
  2. Heat the grill. Add the marinated eggplant slices and oyster mushrooms. Cook on both sides.
  3. Assemble the vegan chicken burgers! We'll make four.
  4. You can watch the video to see how it's made. Start by mashing the avocado and spread the paste on the burger buns. Add tomato slices, pickles, mayo, eggplant slice, oyster mushrooms, lettuce, basil leaves and top with the other half of the burger bun.
  5. Serve with delicious, oven-baked potato wedges and a huge salad!

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 361Total Fat 16.4gCarbohydrates 41.2gProtein 12g

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Saturday 2nd of June 2018

This is a fantastic recipe, thank you so much for sharing! I made these 'chicken wings' and aubergine and mince rolls today for a bbq with friends, and everything was very popular and got eaten! So easy and delicious! I love the video too - beautiful. Thanks again! Love your recipes!


Wednesday 13th of June 2018

Thank you, Elina! So happy to hear this! :D


Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

I admire you, and everything you are doing Ruxandra! We are Romanians living in Canada and I have a vegan daughter named Ruxandra like you are. Looking forward for the vegan "mititei" recipe. Most of success in everything you are doing.


Thursday 7th of September 2017

Thank you so much, Anca! It means a lot to me! :) Will post the recipe soon! Thank you!

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