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Vegan Chick-Fil-A Nuggets & Sauce


These vegan completely plant-based Chick-Fil-A Nuggets  are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and dunked in a veganized Chick-Fil-A Sauce!

Here’s what makes this recipe SO good:

If you’re trying to eat more plant based, and like me,  miss the option of fast food restaurants; this one is for you! I simply refuse to sacrifice convenience, and even more importantly TASTE, when it comes to a more plant-based home cooking lifestyle! Sometimes, we just need the option to get that greasy food fix, without the hassle! Which is why, I present to you, the quickest and easiest way to get one of the all-time fast food favourites Vegan Chick-Fil-A Nuggets and sauce!

When I say this is easy, I mean it! You can get this done and plated faster than the time it takes you to get to your nearest fast food joint and back!

If you love leftovers, this  recipe is going to be your new go-to!

I don’t know about you, but I believe chick’n nuggets are one of the most versatile foods out there. At least when we’re thinking in the realm of fast food! These Vegan Chick-Fil-A Nuggets have been used in 3 completely different meals since I made them! Whether you just want to enjoy them as their intended use suggests – by dunking them in once of the best sauces ever created, or by sticking them in a burger bun for a Vegan Chick-Fil-A sandwich! You can also layer them on a fresh slice of sourdough with some cheese and lettuce for an open faced sandwich, and even as far as toppings on your plant-based rice bowl for dinner ( I highly recommend this option!)

You can even oven bake or air fry them to save on some of the oil if that’s your interest! Serve these up with some oven baked french fries and a side of veggies for a kid-friendly weeknight dinner the whole family will love.

Whatch the video tutorial here!

Why I love these Vegan Chick-Fil-A Nuggets & Sauce!

If you grew up on chicken fingers, french fries, ice cream etc, you’ll want to save this blog to your favourites because this won’t be the last for these vegan fast food level ups! There’s something nostalgic about those foods right? Despite their obvious lack of nutrients, I find comfort in going back to them every so often for a treat and a trip down memory lane! There’s nothing fancy about them, but I’m glad to have the option!

I’m the type of guy who needs A LOT of sauce. Everything I eat, can be enjoyed 10x more with a lot of sauce! This Vegan Chick-Fil-A Nuggets are no exception!

Here’s how they’re made!

These nuggets start by mixing up a batch of Liv’s Famous Seitan Chicken Nuggets! If you haven’t tried them before, you’re in for a treat! It’s about as simple as can be. They start with a simple mix of vital wheat gluten (usually found at your nearest bulk or health food store, or amazon), and vegan chick’n broth! Cook them either on the stove or in the instant pot, tear them up into small cutlets, and you’re already half way there!

All that’s left to do is toss the nuggets in a simple mix of panko bread crumbs, flour and paprika. Fry them up until golden brown, then you get to jump right into the sauce! This is the easiest part of all believe it or not. This Vegan Chick-Fil-A Sauce consists of 5 simple store-bought ingredients. Stir together the vegan mayo, BBQ sauce, pickle brine, mustard, and maple syrup! THAT’S IT! Now, sit back, and let your plant-based fast food dreams come true!

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Vegan Chick-Fil-A Nuggets & Sauce

  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


The easiest fast food level up! Chick-Fil-A sauce made of plant-based ingredients, with it’s iconic counterpart – chick’n nuggets!




  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 3/41 cup vegan chicken broth or vegetable broth


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp paprika salt & pepper to taste
  • 21/2 cups broth for simmering
  • oil for frying


  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 1/2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp bbq sauce
  • 2 1/2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pickle brine


  1. Whisk together seitan dry ingredients until combined. Add broth and stir until it forms a dough ball.
  2. Knead a few times with your hands until dough has no dry spots.
  3. Add rest of broth to instant pot. Rip off chunks of seitan and add to pot. Cook on “manual” for 15 minutes. Once it is done, quick release steam.
  4. Mix together all sauce ingredients in a serving dish.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together breading ingredients. When seitan is done, toss in the breading mixture until coated.
  6. Head a large frying pan with oil. When hot, add seitan and fry a few minutes per side until crispy and golden brown. Remove from pan and plate into a paper towel-lined bowl to remove excess grease.
  7. Meanwhile, stir together sauce ingredients.
  8. Serve and enjoy!



  1. Anthony Green

    How much BBQ sauce?

    Says ‘1 2 tbsp’. 1/2 or 1-2?

  2. Hello, Do you have a recipe if you do not own an instant pot?
    Many thanks!

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