Vegan Fried Chicken Recipe – Southern Vegetarian Fried Chicken – Vegan Soul Food

Vegan Fried Chicken is the last thing this southern vegan thought she would be making about 3 years ago. I always knew that fried chicken was the one food (meat) that could knock me off my vegan horse. I grew up in Atlanta, GA, where fried chicken and hot wings are next to God. Now, I am in a phase of veganism where I am starting to think mock meat may not be so bad. I had a mock crab cake the other day and the first ingredient was vegan chicken. It was not bad at all. So today we will veganize the one and holy, fried chicken.

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Vegan/Vegetarian Fried Chicken
Yields: 2 Vegan Fried Chicken Breast

What ingredients do you need to make vegan fried chicken:

3 1/2 cups canola oil, for frying
2 teaspoons salt free seasoning blend
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
3 tablespoons yellow mustard
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoon baking powder
2 vegan chicken breast (I am using Gardein)

How to make vegan fried chicken:

Heat canola oil over medium – high heat in a large pot or deep fryer.

Whisk the salt free seasoning, all purpose flour, and nutritional yeast to a shallow bowl.

Mix together mustard and water in a separate bowl. Stir 1/3 cup of the flour mixture to the mustard.

Whisk baking powder into the remaining flour mixture.

Dredge, dip and coat, the chicken breast into the mustard and then the flour, one at a time.

Fry the chicken until crispy and golden brown.

Enjoy your vegan fried chicken.

Adapted from:
C’est La Vegan Fried “Chicken” Fingers

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HerShes Journal says:

is the gardein chk frozen or thawed?

blackcitroenlove says:

This is great. I want to share my Eastern Cherokee culture and food with vegan friends, and fried chicken is a big part of our church dinners. Thank you so much!

Ahly J says:

Sweet host…delish recipe

Paris Monae says:

I’m looking to transition to vega and this looks absolutely amazingggggg going to add your channel for ideas!!

Tracy Berry says:

Is the nutritional yeast necessary?

Ms.Bubs4fun says:

I miss you and your videos. Come back!

Nicole Mills says:

Keep the vids coming

itszaaaamzeh says:

oh my god mustard in place of an egg…
yikes, veganism. I’ll take real chicken

Brenda Darns says:

wish someone could actually make the chicken breast they are great but cant feed a family with those prices

michelle coleman says:

I think that It’s important for non vegans to understand, that some if us don’t miss meat per SE, it’s a texture issue. We’d like a variety if texture and crunch in our food. Recipes like this offer that variety that most crave in their meals.

Charles Moore says:

Looks good

Blessenna says:


Mikeythevegan says:

That looks amazing!! Thank you for sharing

L wood says:

ummm what is the chicken made out of thanks.

#1 Meme says:

she is too cute!

horseygurl143 says:

George Washington Carver was famous in his time for making mock chicken dinners! This one looks fantastic! Yea!

barbersurgeon says:

Girl, just showing your glowing face and enthusiasm when preparing the mock-chicken makes me going to my kitchen again… shame you’re not giving the recipe for the non-chicken breasts. I don’t have access to the supermarket product you’ve showed…

artemismeow says:

Ooooh those look good. 🙂 Gonna try this tomorrow if I can find that gardeins Tuscan chicken.

Porch Honky says:

Gross! eat real chicken!

Sabrina Luna says:

Thx for the idea! 🙂

dsteele27 says:

I hope you’re doing well. I miss your formerly common updates. I really hope that all is ok with you.

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Italo Grumman says:

You’re a very beutiful girl I love your smile, thanks for share us this delicious recipe.

Angela Mckeown says:

Your skin is beautiful! and so is your chicken skin!!! lol

TheDutchess Grey says:

Yes. So glad I found your channel! New Sub!

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Aimi Mori says:

the comments hahahahaahahaaa

Tommy Ma says:

You. Are. Killing. Me. this looks so good.

Stacy Williams says:

marry me

just kidding…if you were male lol then I totally would. subscribed!

Marias Greatest fan says:

Wtf is that chicken made out of ?

SL7EVN says:

No Canola OIL!!! Or if you must use Canola Oil please use expeller-pressed Canola Oil not the crap shown in this video. And an even better alternative is Coconut Oil ( although it is very expensive)

Wes W says:

being from kentucky, this channel is life changing. vegan power!

misschena2 says:

gonna try this.

sherforlife1 says:

hi can you tell me if the New Orleans style fish fry Seafood breading mix vegan?

TJ Scuroko says:

I love meat but I’m willing to give this a try.

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Laura Hernandez says:

I just made this with tofu and it’s so delicious!! Here is what I did differently:

1. Squeezed tofu and freezed it.
2.Unfreezed tofu and squeezed the water out.
3. I didn’t have baking powder so I did a combo of baking soda+vinegar
4. Added panko bread crumbs to the dry flour mixture along with some of my favorite seasonings.

Thank you tons! Loved this recipe and will be using it often ! 🙂

michelle coleman says:

I think that It’s important for non vegans to understand, that some if us don’t miss meat per SE, it’s a texture issue. We’d like a variety if texture and crunch in our food. Recipes like this offer that variety that most crave in their meals.

Ricky Forever says:

Totally unhealthy but creative.

StrawberryOrgasms says:

You’re so cute omg

Carly Wash says:

such a good idea!!!

kerin colpean says:

awesome…this looks so good! thanks for sharing 🙂

Alia Allygrl says:

THANKS! really.. haha it was a simple receipt but it was good i actually kinda changed it i put salt paprika powder or something some pepper and some garlic powder in. and some salt in the mustard flower mixture it was AMAZING and i had some left overs from the flower and mixture so i fried spinach.. it sounds weird but it actually tastes so GOOD! but thanks again.

Ray says:

man you are ine sexy thick lady , thanks for the vid reciept

Angie P says:

this is one of my favorite channels!!!!!! simple recipes

Bourne Accident says:

Canola oil?  Flour?  Fake chicken?  Good God girl… I would die if I ate that crap!

Kafula Lucia says:

Nice and delicious

Jeff Duvall says:

love it mama—-i’m gonna make tenders using this recipe

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