Vegan Chicken and Easy Waffles: The Ingredients

Serves 2-4

Baked Vegan Chicken

- 2 cups vegan chicken, defrosted (we recommend Gardein Chick'n Scallopini)
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 1/4 cup beer (we use Brooklyn Brewery's Pumpkin Ale, but I think any ale would be great)
- Dash of liquid smoke
- 1/2 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce
- 1 cup vegan Bisquick mix
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Tony Chachere's
- Creole seasoning

Easy Waffles

- 2 cups vegan Bisquick mix
- 1 1/2 cups soy milk
- 1 tablespoon applesauce
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Dash of ground cinnamon
- Dash of crushed pink Himalayan salt "buttery" syrup
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 2 cups maple syrup


• Preheat the oven to 375-degrees Fahrenheit.
• Cut your vegan chicken into strips or nuggets.
• Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray it with olive oil.
• In a small bowl, mix the beer, liquid smoke, and hot sauce.
• In another small bowl, combine the vegan Bisquick mix and the Creole seasoning.
• Using one hand, put your vegan chicken in the beer bowl and flip it a few times to make sure it gets completely covered.
• Then, using the same hand, drop the vegan chicken into the bowl with the Bisquick mixture.
• Now using your other hand, flip the vegan chicken in the Bisquick mixture to get an even coating. You're using separate hands to help prevent contamination of the bowls.
• After you've coated each piece of vegan chicken, place it on the cookie sheet.
• Spray an even coating of olive oil cooking spray over the coated vegan chicken -- enough that it's no longer powdery looking.
• Once the vegan chicken is coated, bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until it is light golden brown and crispy.
• While the vegan chicken is baking, make the waffles.
• Preheat your waffle iron using the manufacturer's instructions.
• In a large mixing bowl, blend all the waffle ingredients using an electric handheld mixer until smooth. Because some waffle irons are bigger than others, you'll want to follow the instructions that came with yours to determine how much batter you should use for each waffle.
• We use 1/2 cup of batter for each waffle.
• Make all your waffles.
• To make the "buttery" syrup, in a saucepan heat the margarine and maple syrup over medium heat until the margarine melts and is incorporated with the syrup.
• Remove from the heat.
• Serve the baked vegan chicken and waffles warm, with the waffles at the bottom, the baked vegan chicken on top, and the syrup drizzled over everything.

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