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Vegan Fried Chicken

What you need: 

1/2 cup hot water
1 tablespoon vegan "chicken" bouillon powder
1/2 cup textured soy protein
1/2 cup vegan pancake mix, dry
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
other seasonings, to taste
2/3 cup crushed cornflakes
oil for frying

What you do: 

1. Put hot water in a bowl. Stir in bouillon powder. Soak textured soy protein in this liquid for 10 minutes.
2. Mix just enough pancake mix in with the textured soy to make a cohesive mixture that can be formed into patties. Mix in salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you want to use.
3. Put crushed cornflakes in a plate. Dip patties into cornflakes, covering them completely.
4. Heat some oil on medium heat in a heavy frying pan. Fry patties in oil until crispy, turning occasionally.
Serve with a creamy sauce, and mashed or oven-fried potatoes.'

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we've tried making this several times.. with real mashed potatoes and with potato flakes.. it takes great but we can't get it to stick together!?!?! HELP! we've tried adding oil to the mix.. extra potatoes.. water.. and nothing will keep the pieces together.. we LOVE the recipe.. and really want to be able to make at least nuggets out of it.. it ends up crumbling!  :'( any suggestions?


holy snap. i just had to pinch myself to make sure i was still alive. i'm fairly certain this is the best thing i've eaten in a while. a very long while.


i cooked some organic red potatoes (peeled) and mashed them with some rice milk, earth balance and fresh organic dill, and herbamare provencale and pepper.

mixed them with the tsp, added a bit extra of the faux chicken bouillon, and shaped into little nuggets. i coated them with panko breadcrumbs for extra crunch, also because i didn't have cornflakes on hand...

i fried them, but would like to try baking too, to see if it's as crispy and delicious...more healthy, for sure! :)

once out of the pan, i put some homemade dip on them - 1/2 c yogurt (soy if you please), 1/3 c vegenaise grapeseed, 3/4 tsp garlic powder, 3/4 tsp onion granules, some nutritional yeast, and some fresh dill and some grated cucumber.  delicious!

i am so excited for hubby to come home and try this for dinner. maybe it will even entice my two year old to eat SOMETHING other than almond butter toast. ;)


yum yum delicious I couldn't believe how great this was, I used the recipe as is, excpet spiced it up instead with aromat(a swiss spice), chili powder , and cayenne pepper, then I cooked it up, and put the finish product on to a wrap and topped it with Salsa and dijon mustard.


Just wanted to say thanks. I haven't used TVP since the 70's because it was always so strange textured and tasting when my mom tried to throw it in to extend meals in our big family. This recipe gave me at least some idea it could be good. I made this today for lunch using 1/4 c wheat flour and 1/4 cup rolled oats for the dry stuff. I didn't have any cornflakes, so I crushed some tortilla chips  ;D and coated them with that. Probably will be even more yummo when I use the ingredients called for! But it was delish and I really liked the texture, too. Much better than the veg "chikn" patties I have tried.


OK so I just had this for dinner. Now, while I wouldn't say it looks like fried chicken does taste really good. I've never tasted fried chicken (really) but this has a great texture, I put a white spicy gravy over top and also ended up adding some bread crumbs to the mix as it was a bit too sticky and loose. I used pancake mix and I think it's great! I will try the potato too as I'm quite curious. But thumbs up to this one- it's cool and I think a really adaptable recipe. Oh I got six mid sized patties out of it, not too tivk, I friend them quickly to color them and seal the moisture, then popped them in the oven at 350- thanks!!


I have to say I am not in love with this.

I doubled the recipe to start with.  Didn't think 1 cup of mix would amount to enough fried chicken.

Didn't have chicken bullion at the HFS up the road.  I used veg chicken gravy mix instead.  When mixed, the gravy mix smelled a lot like chicken.

I made the patties way too big.  The doubled recipe only made 3 patties and the smallest one was too large for one sandwich.

I just didn't think the texture of the finished product or the flavor was anything close to fried chicken.  It was actually quite mushy.  And the fried oil taste was quite strong.

If I try this again, I will get the bullion first.  And make the patties smaller.  But I confess, there are so many vegan "chicken" products on the market, I don't think this warrants another try.

I have eaten one serving and will probably throw the rest out.


Thanks! It literally is a can of mixed bean salad (I'm embarrassed to admit!), some tomato, a bit of red onion and fresh basil with a balsamic dressing. (Easy and quick and pretty yummy!)


Kiri, what is that wonderful looking veggie dish to the side of the chicken?  I see beans, tomatoes, onions, looks great!


I completely messed around with this recipe but it still worked out pretty good. I didn't have cornflakes, pancake mix or potatoes! Instead I used a can of mashed chickpeas, and added a small amount of breadcrumbs and egg sub to the mixture to firm it up a bit. It was way to wet to form patties at first. I also noticed the tvp changes if you let it sit for a while - so I suggest perhaps resting the pattie mixture for a half hour in the fridge before forming the patties. I coated them patties with egg sub and then breadcrumbs which formed a nice crunchy texture when fried. My only complaint was that they were way to salty - Maybe the brand of unchicken stock I used - next time I would only use a fraction of the amount. I served these with a mixed bean salad and they were a  nice change but don't know if I would make these all the time - they have a kind of processed feel and taste to them that I don't miss about real chicken patties!


I just made this and it was really yummy. I used "No-Chicken Broth" in place of the bouillon cube and water. For the pancake mix, I threw together flour and baking powder (1/2c and 1t) as well as some wheat bran.

Again, yum.  Thanks for the recipe.



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