• 1 pkg premade chicken Seitan I use this one
  • nondairy buttermilk
  • cooking oil
  • 1 small tomato sliced
  • bread and butter pickles
  • 2 pieces lettuce
  • 2 burger buns
  • Ranch aioli

Black Pepper Breading

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • tsp ground pepper

Ranch Aioli

  • 1 cup Best Foods Vegan mayo
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chives chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • sea salt to taste
When it comes to good eats it's hard to beat a fried chicken sandwich. But Chef Makini Howell has a plant-based recipe to share that does not include the bird.


  • Combine all the breading ingredients and set them aside
  • Combine Aioli ingredients, this can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator
  • Heat a pot for frying, once pot is close to frying temp, drain seitan and remove from package.
  • Add seitan pieces to non-dairy buttermilk. Then dredge seitan pieces in the black pepper breading mixture and repeat.
  • Drop breaded seitan into the oil to fry. While seitan is frying prepare your burger. Heat bun if desired, slather aioli on the top and bottom. Remove golden brown seitan from oil and let drain.
  • Build sammie with the tomato, lettuce, and pickles.