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Vegan Chicken

These vegan chicken fingers are the perfect comfort food! They're crispy, a bit spicy, and absolutely delicious. And they're super easy to make! 
Course Appetizer, Entrées, Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 411kcal
Author Sina


  • air fryer


For the vegan chicken:

  • 1 cup dried soy curls (TVP)
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika powder
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce

For the vegan ranch dip:

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped dill
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped parsley
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste


  • Place the soy curls in a pot or large bowl and add boiling water or vegetable broth. Let them soak for 10 minutes. They will double or even triple in size. 
  • Drain them and cool them down with cold running water. 
  • Squeeze out any extra water with your hands. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, the plant-based milk, the water, the garlic power, the paprika powder, the salt, and the black pepper.
  • Stir until well combined. Fill a bowl with panko bread crumbs. Dip the soy curls into the flour batter. Then roll them in the panko bread crumbs. 
  • Place them in your air fryer and set it to 350 °F.
  • Cook them for 10-12 minutes. 
  • Pour the Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce in a bowl and evenly coat the soy curls from all sides by carefully stirring them a few times.
  • Place them back into the air fryer and cook them for 5 more minutes at 350 °F.
  • In the meantime, prepare the vegan ranch dip. Finely chop fresh parsley and dill. Place the vegan mayonnaise in a small bowl and add the parsley and dill. Stir until well combined. 


  • I recommend serving them immediately. They’re super crispy when they come out of the air fryer, but unfortunately they will be a lot less crispy when they cool down.
  • You could also make this recipe in the oven. You will have to increase the baking time to 20 minutes (at 350 °F), but make sure to check on them regularly so they don't get too dark. 
  • To reheat them, place them in your air fryer again and cook them at 350 °F for 5 minutes. 


Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 335mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 4mg