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Vegan Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

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Vegan Buttermilk Fried Chicken

My boyfriend loves fried chicken and I love a good snack. So, I thought it would be fun to cook together in between watching our movies on a weekend. We nailed the crunch and the flavor was reminiscent of the buttermilk chicken I used to have, all thanks to cashew yoghurt and cashew milk!

  • Serving: 1-2
  • Preparation time: 3 hours 20 min
  • Cooking time: 10-15 min


The Marinade

  • 100ml of Cashew Yoghurt (I used Nush)
  • 200ml Cashew Milk (I used Rude Health)
  • 1.5 tbsp of Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp of Salt

The Batter

  • 150g of Plain Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of Garlic Powder

The “Chicken”

  • 400-500g Oyster Mushrooms, or 4 medium to large pieces of King Oyster Mushrooms
  • Vegetable Oil (or your choice for frying)

Vegan Fried Chicken


1. Assemble marinade into a bowl, whisk well and place in the fridge to chill for 5-10 mins.

2. Cut the King Oyster Mushrooms into four strips from the bottom. Ensure that they're cut into considerable pieces for the seasoning to stick well to your "chicken".

3. Place the Oyster Mushrooms/King Oyster Mushrooms in a bowl with the buttermilk marinade. Ensure that the mushrooms are well-marinated.

4. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours for the mushrooms to soak in the marinade. In the meantime, assemble the batter. This is also a perfect time to prepare another dish or just watch a movie!

5. After 3 hours, place each mushroom in the batter and toss well until it’s well coated.

6. Heat up a deep pan with vegetable oil-filled halfway on low heat. When the oil starts bubbling, transfer mushroom pieces a few at a time to fry.

7. When frying, use tongs to flip periodically, ensure it's fried to golden brown and/or until the pieces float.

8. Remove from oil and put it over a cooling rack over a tray to remove any excess oil.

9. Pair it with your favorite condiments like Follow Your Heart’s Veganaise!

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@herbimetal profile image
herbimetal3 YEARS AGO
Omg whoa!!!! Cook for me next time 👩‍🍳
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jashment3 YEARS AGO
@elliott96 more reasons to have oyster mushrooms!
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elliott963 YEARS AGO
Mmmmmm let’s make these next weekend 😍😍
@alex profile image
@livv we should try this
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amazinganne3 YEARS AGO
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mariaubergine3 YEARS AGO
@munch our TH night
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munch3 YEARS AGO
Y E S karaage pl0x
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comodo6jema3 YEARS AGO
En castellano, español
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