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Fried Chick’n


This comforting dish may not be the healthiest of the bunch but as an occasion treat this plant-based take on the Southern favorite will pair well with mashed potatoes and sautéed greens, or showcased with chicken and waffles.
  • Serves: 4
  • Active Time: 1 hr
  • Total Time: 1 hr
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Step 1: Preparing the Marinade

Preparing the Marinade
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • 1 to 2 tsp chipotle purée
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (or unsweetened soy milk)
  • 4 pieces of Gardein Chick’n Scallopini


To prepare the marinade, in a mixing bowl whisk all ingredients together and combine thoroughly.

Step 2: Preparing the Fried Chik’n

Preparing the Fried Chik’n
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • oil for shallow frying


To prepare the Chick’n, lay the Gardein Scallopini in the marinade, making sure the product is fully covered. Marinate for up to 20 minutes for best results.

Next, prepare the breading in a separate bowl by combining the flour, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat up the oil in a fry pan for shallow frying. Remove the Chick’n from the marinade, shake out gently and place in flour mixture, coating it well. *For extra crispiness, bread the Chick’n a second time. To do this, after the first breading, place the coated Chick’n back into the marinade and then re-coat with flour.

Shallow fry, turning once so that both sides of the Chick’n are a golden color. Remove from the pan and place on paper towels or a rack to drain.

Serve with your favorite mash and sautéed greens or
paired with Horseradish Béchamel and Bourbon Spiced Maple Syrup for a savory and sweet variation.


  • Amanda T
    Amanda T
  • Donna Z
    Donna Z
    Does the Scallopini need to be thawed before starting this recipe?
  • Char N Rouxbe Staff
    Char N
    Hello Donna: Thanks for writing. If the product is thawed, it will marinate more easily and receive the flavors better, from my experience. You will really enjoy the dish. Let us know your thoughts about the finished recipe. Cheers, Char
  • Kami W
    Kami W
    can this be cooked ahead of time and then reheated?
  • Char N Rouxbe Staff
    Char N
    Hello, Kami: Thanks for writing. If you have an air fryer, you can heat the dish easily to get that "crispy" texture. For a traditional oven, I would use an aerated pan, and place the pieces of food about an inch from one another so that they can cook properly. Cheers, Char
  • Kami W
    Kami W
    perfect. thanks Char! I cook meals ahead for my work family :)
  • Char N Rouxbe Staff
    Char N
    Hi Kami: It sounds as though you have a very organized kitchen, and a great way to eat nourishing and delicious food. Thanks for writing. Cheers, Char
  • Julieta A
    Julieta A
    hi! I do not want to buy any meat substitutes. I cannot find the suggested handmade seitan recipe. Can you please help me find it if in the rouxbe site, or is this something I should just look for online? Or can I just use mushrooms or jackfruit?
  • Char N Rouxbe Staff
    Char N
    Hi Julieta: Thanks for writing. Here is the link to the basic seitan recipe, which will take you to three of our delicious recipes that everyone seems to enjoy. Here is the link: Jack fruit and mushrooms work well--but do give the seitan a try. Take care, Char

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