Vegan Fried Chicken Sandwich

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


  • 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.
Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 393mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMonique Reply

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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 😉

  6. 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.

  7. 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! 🙂

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyFeast on the Cheap Reply

    Wow, I’m so impressed this is Vegan!

  9. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRyan Reply

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

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