Vegan Fried "Chicken"
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Here's how to make the vegan fried "chicken" that mimics the world-renowned southern fried chicken recipe! It's also secretly healthy and will surely become one of your favorite faux-fast food meals!
Serves: 3+
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into medium size florets (you can also use frozen cauliflower, but let it thaw first)
  • For the marinade:
  • ¾ cup vegan milk of choice, unsweetened
  • 3 Tbsp hot sauce
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • For the flour mix:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (or GF flour, like Schar Mix It Universal or Farina)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • Other ingredients:
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley, for serving
  • hot sauce and vegan garlic sauce, for serving
  1. In a bowl, add all the marinade ingredients
  2. Add cauliflower florets to the marinade and let sit overnight in the fridge.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  4. Cover a baking tray with some parchment paper.
  5. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the flour mixture
  6. Take a marinated cauliflower floret and dip it in the flour mix; remove the excess and place it on the prepared baking tray. Repeat with all florets. Drizzle with oil.
  7. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden and nicely roasted.
  8. Serve with sesame, freshly chopped greens, and a dipping sauce.
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at