Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe

This vegan fried chicken sandwich recipe is AMAZING – just dredge through a vegan milk mixture and crumbs, and then fry in a skillet. Buns with slaw and mayo are truly optional, but oh-so-delicious!

A bun has a fried chicken patty and slaw on top.

Fried chicken might be something you wouldn’t see on a vegan diet. And in the truest sense of the word, it isn’t. However, this easy vegan recipe makes the entree a possibility in your life again.

How to Make Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich

This vegan fried chicken sandwich recipe is pretty straight forward and simple to make. It’s a passion of mine to follow the KISS (keep it simple, silly) principle in the kitchen!

And that’s what we’re showcasing today, a vegan version of the Endless Simmer/HuffPo’s series, America’s Top 10 new Sandwiches, Number 5, the Fried Chicken Sandwich.

A vegan fried chicken sandwich with slaw and sliced red onions on top.

Low Carb Vegan Recipes

This vegan fried chicken sandwich is one of my low carb vegan recipes. It clocks in with 12g of carb and 3g of fiber, resulting in a net carb balance of 9g per patty.

Of course, the bun will add some carbs so you can decide if you want to go there or not. Eventually I’ll provide you with a vegan low carb bun option as well.

Vegan Sandwiches

Do you love vegan sandwiches? Me too! You should check out some of my favorite vegan sandwich recipes.

For example, my Vegan French Dip Sandwich is easy to make and OH so tasty! And while we’re talking about decadence, you cannot deny that my Ultimate Veggie Burger sandwich is, well, the ultimate in burgers. It is an indulgence that we love to go to for special occasions.

Of course, there are the basics like my Vegan Tuna Salad and my Vegan Egg Salad recipes. You can pile that high on bread or serve it over a salad. Whatever works for you!

So grab a coke, pop in some Stevie Ray Vaughan, and enjoy this vegan, new agey twist on a classic American sandwich.

A vegan chicken patty on a bun is topped with slaw and red onion slices.
A Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich topped with slaw.

Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich

These vegan fried chicken sandwiches are AMAZING – just dredge through a vegan milk mixture and crumbs, and then fry in a skillet. Buns with slaw and mayo are truly optional, but oh-so-delicious!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Marly


  • 4 Gardein Chick’n Scallopini patties
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons dehydrated onions
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Toppings of choice


  • Set the Gardein pieces out to thaw.
  • In a bowl combine the flour, onions, garlic powder, and oregano.
  • In a separate bowl combine the milk, flaxseed, and 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add remaining olive oil.
  • Dredge each vegan chicken patty through the almond milk mixture, followed by the almond meal mixture. Place in heated skillet.
  • Fry the chick’n until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer cooked chicken to a plate covered with paper towels.
  • Place finished chick'n pieces on buns, top with slaw, mayo, and other favorite toppings such as pickles.d

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Nutritional information does not include buns.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 393mg16%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin C 1.8mg2%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


20 Responses to Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich Recipe

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyNoelle Reply

    WOW, this looks and sounds fantastic. The cashew cream crusted chikn sounds perfect! Great job Leinana!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMorgan Reply

    This looks fabulous! Great job girl!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJennifer Reply

    This looks awesome! I love that the chick’n is coated in cashew cream. Yummm!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlytrina Reply

    Beautiful photos! I love this sandwich.

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAngie Reply

    Amazing photos! I love chicken sandwiches, but never thought that they could be made vegetarian.

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKathy - Panini Happy Reply

    What a fun and creative project! I should have you guys veganize some of my sandwiches…there are a lot of people who I’m sure would appreciate it! 🙂

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJason Reply

    Very nice…these look tasty!

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyTatiana Reply

    That cashew cream sounds amazing, and the spicy slaw is similar to what we had tonight.

  9. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlymarla Reply

    Awesome that you went the Vegan route on those top 10 – I much prefer these to the ones on that list 🙂

  10. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyStella Reply

    Wow, I would so prefer this sandwich to a real chicken sandwich. It looks so crispy and the slaw is making my mouth water. Plus, the after effect of eating something like this instead of meat, is just so nice too;) REAL FOOD-Yeah!

  11. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRyan Reply

    Mmm looks delicious but the suspense is killing me, what’s gonna be number 1?

  12. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyFeast on the Cheap Reply

    Wow, I’m so impressed this is Vegan!

  13. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAggie Reply

    I am totally drooling over that sandwich! I have yet to try Gardein…I may be open to it now (I’m not a big faux meat person, and I don’t really eat real meat either). I can just taste that crunchy slaw! Seriously, delicious. Looking forward to checking out your other recipes. I am so happy Angie/Eclectic Recipes forwarded me your site! 🙂

  14. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyTheGourmetCoffeeGuy Reply

    Your Bakesale Betty’s Vinaigrette Coleslaw recipe is really good. Like the fact it does not use mayo or other heavy sauces often added to slaw. Should go great with BBQ as well, will definitely try it.
    Your sandwich recipes are all terrific. Wonder how different the sandwiches turn out using grilled chicken instead of fried chicken. Your photos make the food look so real…Thank you for sharing.

  15. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLexica Reply

    Ohhhh… a heartfelt THANK YOU THANK YOU from this Oaklander! Been missing the Betty’s sandwiches since going meatless and now we can have them again!

    A giant virtual hug to you. Or a virtual handshake if you’d prefer it. 😉

  16. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlysdenver Reply

    Loved finding these recipes! I live where it is not so easy to find Vegan products (ie Vegan meats) so I adapt the recipes. I took the coleslaw and added grated carots and zucchini and cilantro and tofu. Then canned kidney beans and corn tortillas and sliced avacodo to make tacos. So great! Thank you. Really great combos. And wonderful Vegan blog sites.

  17. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyHolly Reply

    Thank you so much for these vegan options. I was so disgusted when I saw the Huffington Post, and I was really, truly worried for our nation. Thanks for restoring my hope and giving me something beautiful to live for. 🙂 Go vegans!!

  18. Avatar thumbnail image for Marlyrenee Reply

    I made this for dinner tonight with my omnivore roommate. We could NOT get over how fantastic it tasted! Thank you for posting!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I’m so glad! By the way, I completely agree! I’m glad we didn’t have a contest to have people vote for their favorite sandwiches. I would not have been able to choose. Have you seen The Maple? Or the Bulgogi Tofu Steak? Oh, I have to stop myself because now I’m getting hungry again!

  19. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMonique Reply

    I JUST made this for dinner tonight, and it is SO satisfying. Thank you for the recipe!

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