Vegan Wendy's Mock Spicy Chicken Sandwich w/ Meatfree Breaded Chicken Patty
Difficulty: 3/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 2/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 1 hour + 15 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
The Challenge: Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwiches
It is time for Wendy's Spicy Chicken recreationnnn. Really, this is just an epic spicy chicken sandwich that you're going to absolutely love! We created a delicious seitan chicken patty that is then dredged and battered in a hot pepper sauce. We fry it up in on a cast iron pan, smother in vegan mayo/lettuce/tomatoes, and smush it between a toasted ciabatta roll. Yum, yum, yum!
Wendy's has these (I have heard) delicious spicy chicken sandwiches that have a really tasty spicy breading on it that is then cooled down with mayo.
Super not vegan...well as always I am trying to make anything + everything vegan that I can. I thought this would be a crazy fun challenge to make spicy chicken sandwiches 100% plantbased + vegan. Challenge completed.
We use Louisiana Original Hot Sauce in this recipe. I like its spicy vinegar blend, but you can use other hot sauces. You want a thin pepper-forward sauce. Other good options would be Crystal or Frank's.
This is a super easy + delicious recipe that you're going to definitely want to eat again + again. Your friends won't even realize its vegan, and in the end, we are making it another step forward for ANYTHING BEING VEGAN. Yes yes yes YUM.
Let's get into it!
1 cup vital wheat gluten
3 tbl nutritional yeast
Spices: 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp oregano, 3 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbl Louisiana Original hot sauce (I use 1/4 cup, but I reduced it a bit to make less spicy)
1/4 cup + 2 tbl vegetable broth
1/4 cup tahini
6-8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth, for boiling
1/3 cup Louisiana Original hot sauce
2/3 cup water
1 cup all-purpose organic flour
4 vegan ciabatta rolls (or other buns)
romaine lettuce, diced
2 roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup vegan mayo
Equipment You'll Need:
Cutting Board . Medium Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . Castiron Pan . Mixing Bowl . Small Bowl . Large Plate . Drying Rack . Large Pot
Before You Cook:
Put 6-8 cups of broth for the patties on high to boil it