Add some delicious flavor to your lunch or dinner meal with a spicy plant-based chicken sandwich made from cauliflower topped with simple ingredients and a homemade herb aioli sauce.

Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich [Vegan]

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Serves

4

Cooking Time

50

Ingredients

For the Cauliflower Bites:

  • 1 head of Cauliflower, chopped in medium chunks
  • 3 cups bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup organic all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Almond milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt + black pepper, each

For the Nashville Hot Sauce (Vegan):

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper (For less heat, reduce to 1 Tbsp!)
  • 2 tablespoons organic brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce

For the Herb Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon freshly-squeezed juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro

Other:

  • 4 organic burger buns, toasted
  • Shredded red cabbage
  • Dill pickles, organic

Preparation

For the Cauliflower Bites:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and line your baking sheet with parchment paper. NOTE: Doing this step is a MUST to prevent sticking.
  2. In a medium bowl, add the milk, flour, maple syrup, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes, and whisk together until fully combined. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, add bread crumbs and set aside also.
  4. Now, dip each cauliflower into batter (shaking off any excess) and then toss into bread crumbs. Then lay each cauliflower side by side on the baking sheet (about an inch apart). Repeat until all cauliflower are coated.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and “crunchy” looking. NOTE: If not crispy enough, turn on broil and bake for another 5-10 minutes.

For the Herb Aioli:

  1. In a bowl, add together the vegan mayo, mince garlic, lemon juice, salt, dill, oregano, and cilantro and whisk until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the Nashville Hot Sauce (Vegan):

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and whisk together until it begins to boil. Reduce heat to low and let everything simmer for about 15 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Once thickened enough to desired consistency, remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Once cauliflowers are crisp, remove from oven and toss them in the sauce until fully coated.

Assembly:

  1. To assemble, prepare your burger buns, top with 3-4 cauliflower bites, shredded cabbage, dill pickles, and the herb aoili sauce. Serve with your favorite side----fries, sweet potato fries, salad, or whatever.
  2. Bon Appetit!


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