Recipe

Seriously Good Vegan Fried Chicken

Screen Shot 2019 08 27 at 10.31.52 AMScreen Shot 2019 08 27 at 10.31.52 AMAuthorEden HagosYields4 ServingsCategoryTags
Total Time40 mins

This vegan fried "chicken" is so good, I don't know if I'll ever go back to regular fried chicken. No joke.

The key to the juiciness of these tenders are the oyster mushrooms - make sure that you're using that specific type to get the familiar crunch and bite that usually comes with fried chicken. You can mix up the spices of the batter however you want, but don't forget the pickle juice! It adds the tang and moisture that make this recipe so irresistible.

Ingredients

 500 g Oyster mushrooms, sliced in halfYou can also cut each mushroom into quarters to get nuggets.
For the batter
 1 ½ cups Almond or oat milk
 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
 ½ tbsp Pickle juice
 1 tsp Hot sauce
 1 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
 1 tbsp Cajun spice
For the dredge
 1 ⅓ cups All-purpose flour
 2 tbsp Cornstarch
 1 tbsp Cajun spice
 1 tsp Smoked paprika
 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 Salt, to taste

Directions

1

Mix wet ingredients together (almond milk, apple cider vinegar, pickle juice) and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add cajun spice and 1 ¼ cup of flour and stir till smooth and combined.

2

Fold sliced King oyster mushrooms into the batter and let them sit for 20 minutes.

3

Mix 1 and 1/3 cup of flour with the cornstarch, cajun spice, smoked paprika, garlic powder and salt.

4

Dip battered mushrooms into seasoned flour, making sure each side is completed covered.

Tap them firmly to ensure there’s no excess flour sticking to the batter.

5

Fry each mushroom until golden brown and place on a wire rack or plate lined with paper towels.

Serve with a side of hot sauce, ketchup, or BBQ sauce and enjoy!

Ingredients

 500 g Oyster mushrooms, sliced in halfYou can also cut each mushroom into quarters to get nuggets.
For the batter
 1 ½ cups Almond or oat milk
 1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
 ½ tbsp Pickle juice
 1 tsp Hot sauce
 1 ¼ cups All-purpose flour
 1 tbsp Cajun spice
For the dredge
 1 ⅓ cups All-purpose flour
 2 tbsp Cornstarch
 1 tbsp Cajun spice
 1 tsp Smoked paprika
 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 Salt, to taste

Directions

1

Mix wet ingredients together (almond milk, apple cider vinegar, pickle juice) and let sit for 5 minutes.

Add cajun spice and 1 ¼ cup of flour and stir till smooth and combined.

2

Fold sliced King oyster mushrooms into the batter and let them sit for 20 minutes.

3

Mix 1 and 1/3 cup of flour with the cornstarch, cajun spice, smoked paprika, garlic powder and salt.

4

Dip battered mushrooms into seasoned flour, making sure each side is completed covered.

Tap them firmly to ensure there’s no excess flour sticking to the batter.

5

Fry each mushroom until golden brown and place on a wire rack or plate lined with paper towels.

Serve with a side of hot sauce, ketchup, or BBQ sauce and enjoy!

Seriously Good Vegan Fried Chicken

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