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Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Recipe for Vegan Chicken Nuggets

Vegan chicken recipe from chickpea/garbanzo bean and common ingredients to imitate nuggets or patties consistency, can be serve as fingerfoods, pasta topping or bread filling.
Course Side/ Main dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan chicken
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Victoria


  • 1 cup chickpea pulp
  • cup breadcrumb
  • 1 Tbsp no-chicken base or use your choice of vegan chicken seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • ½ cup vital wheat gluten
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 qt high temperature oil for frying


To process chickpea pulp from can

  • If you're using whole new can chickpea, simply pop the whole can in blender and blend well.
  • Use a fine mesh cotton to strain the pulp. Preserve the extracted juice for chickpea milk or other recipe.

Faux Chicken nugget

  • In a small bowl/plate combine 1 cup of breadcrumb, cornstarch and salt.
  • Start heating the frying oil as well.
  • In a larger mixing bowl, Combine chickpea pulp, ½ cup breadcrumb, seasoning, yeast, soy sauce and ground pepper.
  • When they're finely mixed, add the gluten flour powder and 2 Tbsp of water.
  • Knead with your hand for 2-3 minutes until they're combine and stretchy. If the mixture is too dry, add some more water one spoon of a time. Don't do overboard.
  • When done kneading lay the whole thing over a non-stick surface (parchment paper). Pin-rolling it flat and cut to your desired shape (ie. nugget or larger patties).
  • Dip these nugget in the breadcrumb+cornflour to coat and deep-fry until golden.
  • Serve these hot as is or topping over pasta.