Minty Chicken Cakes Served with Buttered Mashed Potatoes

Minty Chicken Cakes Served with Buttered Mashed Potatoes

Are you looking for tasty chicken recipes that are ideal for the whole family? These chicken cakes are sumptuous and versatile – a sure-fire way in which to satisfy hungry tummies. Served with mashed potatoes, they make the perfect dinner and, served as burgers, they make a perfect romantic picnic meal or packed lunch.

  • Recipe serves:6
  • Preparation time20 min
  • Cooking time10 min


  • ½ kg of minced chicken
  • 1 small bunch of dhania, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. (10 ml) of grated lemon rind
  • 3 tsp. (15 ml) of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 Royco beef cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) of lemon juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 ml) of oil for frying
  • 6 large potatoes, washed and chopped into small pieces (don’t peel)
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 ml) of butter or margarine
  • 1 small bunch of chives, finely chopped
  • 1 extra Royco beef cube for the mashed potatoes
  • 1 packet of Knorr Mushroom Sauce
  • 1 cup of water (to make it thicker; use only 1/2 cup water if making this sauce for burgers)
  • 5 carrots, sliced into thick strips
  • For chicken burger variant:
  • 6 simsim (sesame) burger rolls
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced


  • Place the minced chicken, dhania, lemon rind and mint into a bowl. Crush the Royco beef cubes on top of the mixture. Add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly using a food processor or with your hands until fine and well blended.
  • Shape the mixture into six patties
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Cook the patties on a medium heat for five minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the mashed potatoes. Place the chopped potatoes into a pan with water and bring to a boil until very soft. Drain and add butter (or margarine) and chives. Crush the extra beef cube in and season with a little bit of salt. Mash until smooth.
  • Place the chopped carrots into the same pan that cooked the chicken patties. Season with salt and pepper and cook on a medium heat for five minutes, tossing occasionally until crunchy and browned on the edges.
  • Prepare the Knorr Mushroom Sauce as per packet instructions.
  • To serve, place two tablespoons of mashed potatoes onto a plate. Place a chicken burger on top and then drizzle the mushroom sauce. Serve carrots on the side of the plate.
  • To make chicken burgers: Slice the rolls in two. Spread a little bit of mushroom sauce on one side. Place a chicken cake on top and finish with slices of cucumber and tomatoes.
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