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Chick-o-Vilet - Vegan Fried Chicken

Recipe for Chick-o-Vilets, the vegan alternative to fried chicken. It uses TVP as a base and yields 6 pieces, which serve 2-3 people.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Austrian, German, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Calories 538kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


Ingredients for the egg replacement

  • 3 tablespoons besan/chickpea flour
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kala namak (gives it an eggy taste, replace with salt if don't want to use it)

Ingredients for the flour coating

  • 3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon all-purpose-flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried & cut rosemary


  • Heat enough water in a big pot and toss the TVP slices in there once it's boiling. When the TVP slices are soft, drain them, press gently the water out of them. Leave this step out, if you use instead of the TVP slices other fake meats that don't need some cooking.
  • In a small bowl mix all the ingredients for the egg-replacement (the mixture should be egg-like, add more or less water if you need to).
  • In another small bowl mix all the ingredients for the flour coating.
  • Soften the rice wrappers by placing one by one in a shallow plate filled with water - they'll be soft in a few seconds to half a minute.
  • Flatten the rice paper on a clean, lightly wet surface and add one TVP slice in the middle. Wrap it in. Repeat for every TVP slice.
  • First place the TVP slices in the egg replacement, turn them, and put them in the flour coating - turn them again so that they're coated evenly. Repeat for the others.
  • When all TVP slices are coated you can put them in a hot pan with about 2 teaspoons of canola oil - the bottom should be covered with enough oil. Turn once the side is nicely browned.
  • Once both sides have a nice golden color, they're done!


Recipe adapted from Chef Roberto Martin (via TheOfficialHungry)
I think the Chick-o-Vilets are great with rice and cooked potatoes with parsley, but feel free to use any sides you want! They are awesome in a burger bun as well!


Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 1516mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 245IU | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 10.6mg