An incredible vegan version of Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken using chick’n patties. Boldly favored just how you find them on the streets of Taipei.
This recipe was sponsored by Gardein, a meat-free food company that aims to make a meat-less lifestyle easy. One of their most popular chick’n (vegan chicken substitute) products is the “crispy chick’n patties,” which eponymously contains pre-breaded chick’n burger patties. Turns out, you can replace breading on the frozen product with your own to create amazing, freshly fried vegan chick’n at home. And of course, I had to taiwan-ize it with local flavors and make Taiwanese-style popcorn chicken.
Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken will always have a special place in my heart. There’s something about this particular Taiwanese street food item that makes me feel empowered and nostalgic at the same time.
Compared to tofu (which I normally use for vegan chick’n), these definitely have a more fibrous, chicken-like structure. Definitely worth a try if you are looking to make some incredibly realistic vegan chick’n at home.