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vegan crispy chicken sandwich served with french fries

Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich with Buffalo Sauce & Ranch

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
This vegan fried chicken sandwich is a crispy vegan chicken "breast" deep-fried and coated in creamy buffalo sauce. It's served inside a bun with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and ranch!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 sandwich

Equipment

  • Cooking thermometer

Ingredients
 

Chick'n

Chick'n Dry Batter

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp celery salt
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Chick'n Wet Batter

You Will Also Need

  • 1 bun of choice, buttered and toasted
  • 1 piece lettuce of choice (I used butter lettuce)
  • 1 slice tomato, seasoned with a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Primal Kitchen ranch dressing (Or your favorite vegan ranch!), however much your heart desires
  • 3 dill pickle slices

Instructions
 

Fried Chick'n

  • Thaw the chick'n scallopini in the refrigerator. Once the chick'n is thawed, gently mash them together to form one patty.
  • Season both sides of the chick'n with poultry seasoning. Set aside.
  • Preheat a deep fryer or a pot with at least 6 inches of vegetable oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. *Use a thermometer!!!
  • In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk together all of the dry batter ingredients.
  • In another wide, shallow bowl, whisk together all of the wet batter ingredients.
  • Carefully coat the chicken into the wet batter, then into the dry batter, then back into the wet batter, and then back into the dry. Make sure you coat it extremely well each time.
  • Shake off the excess flour and then carefully place the chick'n patty into the oil. Deep fry it for 6 minutes, flipping it over and around as needed to get it evenly crispy.
  • Carefully remove the fried chick'n from the oil and place it on a wire rack to drain off any excess oil.

How to Assemble the Chick'n Sandwich

  • If you'd like to toast your bun, melt about one tablespoon of vegan butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Once it's melted, rub the insides of the bun in it and toast them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown and slightly crispy.
  • Coat the fried chick'n in as much buffalo sauce as you'd like. I typically do about 1/4 of a cup.
  • To build the sandwich, first place down the bottom bun. Then, top it with the lettuce, tomato, pinch of salt and pepper, buffalo chick'n, ranch, pickles, and finally, the top bun!
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