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Cruelty-Free Chick-fil-A Copy-Cat Recipe

Written by Ashley Palmer | August 6, 2012

Have you heard? Ten out of 10 gay chickens agree that this is the only Chick-fil-A sandwich anyone should ever eat:

Whether you oppose the abuse and slaughter of chickens on factory farms or the continued oppression of gays and lesbians, there seems to be more reason than ever to avoid Chick-fil-A restaurants. There is simply no excuse for anyone to suffer for a sandwich. Take a stand for both human and animal rights—enjoy this tasty recipe for vegan Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches.

Vegan Chick-fil-A Sandwiches
4 vegan chicken cutlets (try Gardein Chick’n Scallopini)
3/4 cup plain, unsweetened soy milk
1/4 cup pickle juice
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
3 cups peanut, canola, or vegetable oil, for frying
Olive oil cooking spray
4 buns
16 dill pickle chips

  • Defrost or thaw the chicken cutlets if frozen.
  • Combine the soy milk and the pickle juice in a bowl and mix well. Set aside.
  • Combine the flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, paprika, dry mustard, and powdered sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Warm the peanut oil in a small frying pan over medium heat.
  • Dip a “chicken” cutlet into the wet mixture, coating evenly on all sides. Toss into the flour mixture and coat generously. Repeat with the remaining cutlets and set aside.
  • Place one cutlet in the frying pan using a pair of tongs. Flip occasionally to ensure even cooking. Allow to cook for about 5 to 8 minutes, or until the outside is crisp and golden brown. Allow to drain on a paper towel. Repeat with the remaining cutlets.
  • Lightly spray the buns with the cooking spray and place in a frying pan over low heat until slightly toasted.
  • Place 4 pickle chips on the bottom half of each bun, then top with the fried “chicken.” Serve immediately.

Makes 4 sandwiches

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  • donna rayburn says:

    This is dinner tonight! Thanks PETA for everything you do!

  • confidentc0ward says:

    I’m 15 & I made this for my family with some curly fries. Everyone loved it. We had lettuce & tomato on it too. (: Definitely making it again.

  • Landria says:

    Peta , I love you , but people have a right to express how they feel . Thanks for the recipe tho. I’m excited to try it 🙂

  • . says:

    Can you please start showing some recipes for non-Americans, or some from scratch? Everyone knows how to make a chicken sandwich if they’re given a vegan fake-chicken cutlet, or how to make a pizza without meat, but not everyone can get American products like ‘Gardein Chick’n Scallopini’, or ‘hard to find’ ingredients like TVP. This would be particularly useful considering that the usa has some of the lowest levels of vegetarianism and veganism in the world.


  • hannah b says:

    I just made this wirh Gardein chic’n scallopini. It came out great. I made a few changes..instead of pickle juice, I used brine ( water plus salt and sugar, you can look up ratios online)and I baked it instead of frying. My dining companion liked it and could not tell it wasn’t the real thing. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  • vegangirl59 says:

    So in other words the company has free speech but the people who disagree with the company should not be able to have free speech? So Peta or the general public cannot disapree with the people who put out anti gay statements from chick fil a? Does that make sense? I am glad I am a vegan and an athiest, it makes it simple for me. Thanks for the recipe, I will be trying it for sure and also enjoying good health and not murdering an animal in the process.

  • krystal says:

    somebody please write to me. I dont understand what is a gay chicken and why is chicken vegan. Helpppp. Im new on this.

  • margo says:

    Thanks for the recipe. But your anti-free speech bothers me.

  • Susan Feaga says:

    I missed this story. Does Chick-Fil-A purchase abused and animal farm cruelty in their chickens?

  • krystal says:

    I’m new on this vegetarian world. I don’t understand this. It’s real chicken? Help.

  • robandchris2 says:

    thank you for a vegan alternative. I use to love the sandwich with the pickles. Thanks!!

  • veganmama says:

    Powdered sugar?! Replicating a recipe is great but IMO making it healthier while maintaining the original flavor would be best. Can anyone think of a sweet alternative to powdered sugar in the dry ingredients?

  • Roz Hart says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It looks yummy & will be a great way to use the Gardein cutlets sitting in my freezer.

  • Wander Argentina says:

    Darn. I wanted to try this but we don’t have products such as ‘Vegan chicken cutlets’ down here in Argentina. Seitan and tofu are hard to come by. What can i use instead?