Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fried Chick'N

I've noticed that a few vegan restaurants out here in Los Angeles serve fried chick'n. I was curious on how they were able to imitate the texture, so I started looking up recipes and I came up on one from Art Smith. I love Gardein so I figured I'd give this recipe a try. It was so easy to make the fried chick'n and the end result was really delicious. My only suggestion is to make sure your chick'n cutlets are frozen. I left mine out to long and they defrosted a little. When that happened, they became extra fragile and began to break really easily. Please do try this recipe, you won't be disappointed : ]

Fried Chick-N
Serves 4

* 1 package Gardein Chick-N Scallopini
* 2 cups soy milk
* 1 Tb tabasco
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp garlic powder
* 1 tsp old bay seasoning
* 2 tsp cayenne pepper
* 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
* Olive oil or vegetable oil for deep frying

1. Place the chick-n in a medium bowl and add the soy milk and tabasco. Stir well to coat.

2. In a separate shallow bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, garlic powder, old bay, cayenne and black pepper.

3. Shake the extra marinade off the chick-n and then dredge in flour.

4. Shake off extra flour and then dredge again in the marinade and coat again in flour.

5. Add enough oil in a deep large skillet to create a depth of 1 inch. Heat over medium high heat until oil reaches 350 F.

6. Fry the chicken in batches until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

7. Drain on paper towels and serve.


  1. Yummy! I have to try this. I tried to flour this same product and it turns out great. I will do this sometime this week. Thanks!!

  2. This looks and sounds seriously amazing!

  3. I've had fried Gardein tenders at Yard House and I used to get someone else to taste test a tiny bite because they look so real.

  4. oh, cool! I bought the scallopini a few weeks ago and couldn't stand it, but! fried chick'n style solves all.

  5. I've always wanted to try that scallopini! Now you gave me a reason to go for it! Yum. -Jesse @HGLV

  6. I've wondered about vegan (or even vegetarian) fried chicken as well. Your post will force me to have to try it.

  7. Your posts always make me so hungry!

  8. Yum!! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    Blessings, Debra
    Raw Vegan Diet

  9. Mmmmm, fried yummy comfort food. I've been wanting to make something similar (breaded/fried), but with chickpeas as the base. Looks delicious!

  10. A lot of restaurants use May Wah.

  11. I just wanted to say your blog is amazing! This is probably the BEST vegan food blog I've come across. I'm a new vegan in the kitchen and your pictures are gorgeous, your instructions on point. You are super creative and I love looking through your recipes! I'll go ahead and say thanks for the dinner tonight, I'm inspired to be the one that actually cooks! (My boyfriend usually takes over).