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Vegan Fried Chicken Big Mac


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x

Description

This Vegan Fried Chicken Big Mac is everything beautiful and delicious about fried chicken, and a Big Mac, rolled into one! With the vegan fried chicken subbed in for the “beef”and all the iconic Big Mac toppings, this will be the first thing on your list to make this week.


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Ingredients

For the sandwich:

  • 3 fresh hamburger buns (2 bottoms and a top for each)
  • 1 cup finely chopped lettuce
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 4 sweet dill pickle slices
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter
  • 4 slices vegan American cheddar slices (I used Violife)

For the Chicken:

SEITAN:

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

BREADING:

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

For the Sauce:


Instructions

  1. Make the Fried Chicken: Whisk together seitan dry ingredients until combined. Add the 1 cup of broth and stir until it forms a dough ball. Knead a few times with your hands until dough has no dry spots.
  2. Add rest of broth to instant pot. Rip into two equal chunks of seitan and flatten into a “chicken breast” shape. Add to pot. Cook on “manual” for 15 minutes. Once it is done, quick release steam.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk together breading ingredients.
  4. Remove seitan from pot and carefully slice length-wise into two halves to create two thin chicken burger patties. Dip in breading mixture until thoroughly coated.
  5. Heat a large frying pan with a good amount of 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. Repeat with remaining pieces.
  6. Make the Big Mac Sauce: Whisk together Big Mac sauce ingredients and set aside.
  7. Make the Sandwich: Spread vegan butter on each bun. In a medium frying pan over medium heat, add the three buttered bun halves. Fry until lightly golden brown and crispy.
  8. Begin to build your vegan fried chicken Big Mac by layering the bottom bun, 2 tbsp Big Mac sauce, onion, shredded lettuce, vegan cheese, and 1 seitan chicken patty. Repeat process for top layer. Top with 2 pickles and an extra tbsp of Big Mac sauce and close the sandwiches.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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