9 Southern-Style Vegan Fried Chicken and Waffles Recipes

Hungry for vegan Southern food? These vegan fried chicken and waffles recipes will keep you coming back for more.

Chicken and waffles is a unique Southern dish, believed to have originated in the 1900s. Since then, it has established a reputation as a hearty form of comfort food.

Vegan food is becoming more popular but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this classic combination. Vegan chicken — made from various plant-based ingredients like seitan — and waffles are also an iconic duo.

Try your hand, or your waffle maker, at these nine vegan fried chicken and waffle recipes.

9 Vegan Fried Chicken and Waffles Recipes You Need to Try

1. Vegan Oyster Mushroom Chicken and Waffles

This vegan recipe could be mistaken for poultry chicken and waffles | image/Sweet Potato Soul

From a glance and a bite, this dish could easily be mistaken for poultry chicken and waffles. But this recipe is cruelty-free. Savor every bite of the crispy, juicy, double-breaded oyster mushrooms over fluffy waffles.

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2. Fried Spicy Vegan Chicken & Rosemary Waffles

Fried tofu takes the place of chicken in this vegan recipe | image/Eat Drink Shrink

Classic waffles. Rosemary. (Vegan) eggy batter. Truffle oil. Epic fried tofu. You’re welcome.

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3. Gluten-Free Vegan Chicken and Waffles

This vegan recipe is also gluten-free | image/Keepin’ It Kind

 Fried chicken nuggets meet breakfast waffles, but gluten-free and vegan. Basically, everyone can eat this.

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4. Vegan Cauliflower Chicken and Waffles

Cauliflower makes great vegan chicken | image/Baum Ass Foods

Have you tried pan-fried then baked cauliflower? It makes a delicious vegan chicken. We won’t judge you if you eat this for every meal of the day.

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5. Vegan Chick’n and Waffles With Sriracha-Maple Syrup

Sriracha-maple syrup takes this vegan recipe to the next level | image/Olives for Dinner

This homemade cauliflower chicken has a succulent texture and buttery flavor, making for an addictive, tasty, and meaty dish. Have a heavy hand on the Sriracha-maple syrup, it takes the dish from great to brilliant.

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6. Southern Fried Vegan Chik’n and Waffles

This vegan fried chicken and waffles recipe is a must-try | image/Carrots and Flowers

This dish is a glorious representation of how any classic Southern recipe can be veganized.

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7. Vegan Soy Medaillons Chicken and Sweet Waffles

Soy medaillons act as vegan fried chicken | image/Zucker&Jagdwurst

The great thing about using soy medaillons as vegan meat is that they take on the flavor of the seasoning and batter. It’s just like the traditional chicken waffles you’d find in Texas.

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8. Vegan Chicken and Waffles With Spicy Maple Syrup

Make fried vegan chicken out of chickpeas | image/Rabbit and Wolves

This recipe uses mashed chickpeas to make vegan chicken. Drizzle (or drown) your waffles with the spicy maple syrup, and enjoy.

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9. Seitan & Waffles With Pomegranate Syrup

This vegan recipe features seitan | image/Isa Chandra

Seitan is often hailed as the new meat. Just one bite of this dish will reveal exactly why.

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