Here we go! Today’s recipe is the best Vegan Chicken and Waffles made with seitan. This recipe is completely balanced, comforting, satiating, and totally omnivore-approved. The vegan air-fried chicken is chewy & crunchy, and the vegan buttermilk waffles are fluffy & crispy. Serve this dish on top of a slightly bitter bed of arugula, drizzle it with rich maple syrup, and dip it in a touch of sweet chili sauce. Perfection if I do say so myself.
the crispy air fried vegan chicken
This air-fried vegan chicken is out of this world. It’s crispy, filling, and really the star of this dish. I have a whole in-depth post on how to make the best vegan air fryer chicken.
This vegan chicken is a unique take on seitan. It’s made of vital wheat gluten, texturized vegetable protein, a little bit of tofu, and a little bit of jackfruit. These four main ingredients combined together create an amazingly convincing texture.
the best vegan buttermilk waffles
Chicken and Waffles wouldn’t be complete without the best Vegan Belgian Buttermilk Waffles. These waffles are fluffy on the inside but crisp on the exterior. They’re infused with vanilla which adds another layer of flavor to this vegan chicken and waffles recipe.
Similar to the air-fried vegan chicken, I have an entire in-depth post on how to create the perfect vegan buttermilk waffles. If you don’t have a waffle iron, or you’re in a pinch, you could use store-bought vegan waffles but fresh homemade ones have a better texture and flavor.
serving the vegan chicken & waffles
I used to live in North Carolina, and while there we went to a vegan restaurant called the Fiction Kitchen that made the best vegan chicken and waffles dish. Since moving out of state, I haven’t been able to have anything similar, until now! At Fiction Kitchen, they served the chicken and waffles with arugula and an optional side of sweet chili sauce. Y’all, this is what takes these waffles from great to out of this world. (If you’re ever in NC, be sure to check out The Fiction Kitchen! They’re amazing!)
This recipe is mouthwatering, completely omnivore approved, and makes a show-stopper main course meal. You can serve these unbelievable vegan seitan chicken and waffles on top of arugula and with a side of sweet chili sauce. The arugula adds a layer of earthiness to the dish, and the sweet chili sauce pairs perfectly with the sweet maple syrup. This dish makes a fun date night meal or weekend dinner!
tips, tricks and faq
I recommend serving this dish fresh and warm. Feel free to make the waffles ahead of time and freeze them. When ready to serve the dish, you can reheat the waffles in a toaster or toaster oven. You can also freeze the seitan chicken prior to breading and air frying. I recommend making a large batch of the vegan chick’n at one time and storing it in the freezer so it’s ready to go when you need it!
This vegan chicken is made of vital wheat gluten, tofu, tvp, and jackfruit. These four ingredients make seitan, a high protein vegetarian & vegan chicken alternative.
This chicken and waffles recipe pairs perfectly with arugula. You could also serve it on a bed of baby spinach.
If you’re looking for more unbelievable vegan dishes, check out these recipes!Basil Bechamel Lasagna
Sesame ‘Beef’ Udon Noodles
Creamiest Vegan Alfredo
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Vegan Air Fryer Chicken
- 1 recipe of Vegan Air Fryer Buttermilk Chicken
- 1 recipe of the Best Vegan Buttermilk Belgian Waffles
- 1 cup fresh arugula
- Maple Syrup
- Sweet Chili Sauce
- Prep the air-fried vegan chicken according to the recipe instructions.
- While the vegan chicken cooks in the air fryer, make the waffles per the waffle recipe.
- Place a bed of arugula onto a plate. Place a warm waffle on top of the arugula. Top the waffle with the air-fried vegan chicken.
- Drizzle with maple syrup and serve with a side of the sweet chili sauce.
- Serve warm.
- The waffles can be made ahead of time and frozen. Reheat the waffles in the toaster or toaster oven.
- The vegan chicken can also be made ahead of time and frozen prior to breading and air frying.
- This dish can be stored for up to 2-3 days in the fridge but is best served fresh.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 805Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 30g
Nutritional info is an estimate.
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