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Easy, 15-minute Vegan Chick’un

Sometimes you feel like chicken! And like everything I make, there’s a way to veganize even that.

I strongly believe that you don’t have to give up the tastes or textures you love just because you’re vegan or eating plant-based. If you marinate, spice and cook your vegan protein properly, your food will be just as satisfying and delicious.

I’ve been vegan for a decade, and while vegan chicken alternatives are ubiquitous in grocery stores and supermarkets now, that wasn’t always the case. Even with all these grocery store options (which I think are great!), I love this recipe as a more affordable and less processed version. This is a quick, easy recipe to make your own vegan chicken at home, without any unnecessary added ingredients and even gluten free.

Anyways, vegan chicken (or chick’un rather!) It’s the perfect accompaniment to Caesar salads, sandwiches, curries and soups. It’s

  • Satisfying

  • Gluten-Free

  • Meaty

  • Savoury

  • Flavourful

This recipe starts with Butler Soy Curls - an affordable dehydrated soy product that acts like a blank canvas, ready to absorb whatever flavours you add to them. You should be able to find soy curls at your grocery store or local natural foods store. If you can’t, you can order them online at

This recipe uses a full bag of soy curls and makes a very generous amount of chicken (around 4 cups). The final product will keep in your fridge for about a week to use whenever and wherever (sandwiches, salads, etc.) Need some recipe inspo? Use some to make my Pesto Chick’un Sandwich!

Before adding anything to the curls, I like to break up some of the larger, longer pieces to make it a bit more realistic in terms of chicken strip sizes!


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Hi, I'm Mel!


I'm obsessed with developing amazing vegan food! 

Sharing what I've learned over the last 11+ years as a vegan chef and formerrestaurant owner.

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