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Vegan Burger King Chick’n Sandwich

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Vegan Burger King Chick’n Sandwich! Let’s Veganize the underrated classic that is the Chicken Sandwich from Burger King!

Recently over the past year and a half, there’s been a Chicken Sandwich War in the fast food industry, ushered in by Popeye’s of course. Well long before then, I used to eat these (awful but delicious) sandwiches by the handful, in fact I remember when they were 2 for $5!

I lived near a Burger King and my drunk ass would fall prey to it as I stumbled home more often than I’d like to admit. These things were super salty, had too much mayo, and best of all, they were on a hoagie roll, so how could I resist?

These days I make them at home and I enjoy them way more however, and I don’t even gotta be drunk!

I’ve made these with the Gardein Scallopini (or any of there non-breaded chick’n products will work) and more recently I made it with the Ground Chick’n by Emerge which is the Kroger / Ralphs brand. Both are good, but I do prefer the Gardein. The Emerge is very close to what I remember the Original Chicken Sandwich tasting like, but the Gardein is even better. You can also use Seitan or whatever vegan chick’n you can get your hands on.

TIPS FOR VEGAN FRIED CHICK’N

  • Use a heavy bottomed pot (Stainless SteelCast IronCarbon Steel etc)
  • I highly recommend a Deep Fry Thermometer to monitor the oil temp.
  • Use a neutral tasting, high smoke point oil (Canola, Vegetable, Peanut etc.)
  • Make sure to use UNSWEETENED plant milk. I like RIPPLE the best.
  • Add flour as needed to thicken the vegan buttermilk mixture.
  • Shake off the excess flour and batter when you dredge.
  • Fry a test nugget to test the seasoning and adjust as needed.
  • Let the chick’n rest on a Wire Rack after frying to prevent soggy chick’n.

SAFETY TIPS FOR DEEP FRYING

  • Don’t leave the pot unattended.
  • Keep children away from the pot.
  • Don’t fill the pot more than halfway with oil. Don’t overcrowd it as well.
  • Turn the handles of the pot away from you to avoid accidental spills.
  • Keep a lid nearby so you can cover the pot if it catches fire.
  • Never use water to put out an oil fire.
  • Get a Fire Extinguisher just to be extra safe. This isn’t just good for deep frying, but for having in the house in general!

DEEP FRY ALTERNATIVES

If you want to see about alternatives to deep frying, check out my BEST WAYS TO FRY VEGAN CHICKEN post!

I’m using Gardein Scallopini filets in this recipe, but you could just as easily use my recipes for Tofu Fried Chick’n or my recipe for Fried Seitan Chick’n or even my recipe for Fried Oyster Mushrooms.

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Vegan Burger King Chick'n Sandwich

Vegan Burger King Chick’n Sandwich

Thee Burger Dude
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Gardein Scallopini thawed⁣ or 10 – 12 oz of the Emerge Ground Chick’n
  • 2 Hoagie Rolls⁣
  • Shredded Lettuce⁣
  • Vegan Mayo⁣
  • 1/2 cup vegan egg like Just Egg or vegan buttermilk*
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup vegan breadcrumbs
  • Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying⁣ Canola, Peanut, Vegetable etc

Instructions
 

  • Form your thawed Scallopinis or Emerge Chick'n to be the size of the Hoagie Roll. Use 2 Scallopinis or 5 – 6 oz of the Emerge Chick'n per patty. Then place on a plate and freeze for 15 minutes.⁣
  • Heat up some oil in a pot to 350-375 F.
  • While the oil heats up and the Chick'n firms up, let's make our dredging station. In a shallow bowl or rimmed plate, add vegan egg or vegan buttermilk. In another bowl or rimmed plate, combine flour, cornstarch and Lawry's salt.⁣ In a third bowl, add your breadcrumbs and Lawry's salt.
  • Once oil is up to 350 – 375 degrees, dredge your filet first in the flour / cornstarch, then the vegan egg / buttermilk, and lastly the breadcrumbs, shaking off any excess flour and batter, and ensuring total coverage on each phase. Place carefully in oil and let it fry until golden brown. Let it rest on a cooling rack.
  • Spread some vegan mayo on both sides of the hoagie roll, add the chick'n and shredded lettuce.⁣
  • ENJOY!

Notes

*for vegan buttermilk, mix 1/2 cup unsweetened plant milk with 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, let sit for 5-10 minutes until thickened.
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