This vegan fried chicken is honestly just amazing if I say so myself! The coating creates a lovely crisp ‘skin’ packed full of flavour and the juicy, meaty texture of the mushrooms could fool any meat eater!
Not only is this a vegan and gluten free recipe but you also DO NOT need a deep fat fryer to make it, unlike most fried chicken recipes! I only use a total of 3 tablespoons of oil in this recipe meaning that it is a healthier option- you could even take it one step further and coat the mushrooms in a low calorie oil spray instead of step two to really whittle the amount used down.
If you are quite health conscious you may be tempted to try these in your air fryer. Don’t. I trialled this method as I knew people would ask if it was possible and, although they were edible, I wouldn’t recommend it. This ‘chicken’ really needs that greasy, crispy exterior in order to reach its full potential.
I was inspired to make this after seeing a few vegan recipes for oyster mushroom fried chicken, I knew it would make a great substitute so wanted to develop a version that was also gluten free and could be made and enjoyed by everyone! This vegan fried chicken really is so unbelievably good – I am still amazed at how similar the texture is to the real thing!
Depending on the type of plant milk you use, you can make this recipe nut and soya free as well as free from gluten, dairy, eggs and sesame, etc, so it is a great one to make for anyone with multiple dietary requirements.
You can put this in sandwiches for a quick lunch or make it as part of a larger dinner, I really like it paired with my Buttery Corn Riblets which you can find here. You could also put a twist on the classic chicken and waffles combination by pairing this with my savoury Baked Cheese Waffles.
If you like this vegan fried chicken made from mushrooms you may also like my spicy Buffalo Fried Chicken recipe that is based on this, my easy 20 Minute Pulled Pork recipe or my Shiitake Mushroom Bacon recipe.
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