Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries

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vegan crispy pretzel chicken fries

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I never thought I would ever see myself type these words, but the minds over at Burger King are brilliant. Today, they announced their new limited-time menu item called Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries. Who thinks this stuff up?!

This might sound super gross to anyone who doesn’t eat animals, but I saw the vegan potential in these morsels, and I knew I wanted to have them for dinner tonight. This, mind you, wasn’t long after breakfast time. I might spend most of my between-meal-eating time thinking about my next meal, but don’t judge! I blame the internet for showing me pictures of food everytime I pick up my phone.

If you like fried foods, check out my fried mac-n-cheese hearts.

This recipe makes around 15 pieces.

Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries Ingredients

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If you are gluten-free, substitute beyond meat chicken strips, gluten-free flour, and gluten-free pretzels.

  • 1 package of vegan chicken strips (I used gardein, but if you’re gluten-free, buy the beyond meat chicken strips)
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • vegan egg (I used neat egg because Sarah gave me some, but you can use flax egg)
  • 2 large handfuls of pretzels (about a half a bag)
  • 1 cup safflower, sunflower, or vegetable oil

Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries ingredients

Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries Directions

Defrost the chicken strips.

Heat the oil in a frying pan.

Mix the ½ cup flour, ½ teaspoon pepper, and ½ teaspoon salt together in one bowl.

Mix the vegan egg in another bowl. If you’ve never made vegan egg from flax, it’s just a tablespoon of ground flax seeds mixed with a few tablespoons of water, until you get that slimy egg consistency (ewwwww).

Process 2 large handfuls of pretzels in a food processor, fitted with the s-blade, until it’s finely crumbled. Dump into a third bowl.

Processing the pretzels for the Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries

Start an assembly line where you dip a piece of chicken first into the flour, second into the egg, and third into the pretzels.

Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries assembly line

Repeat the dipping until you have around 5 in your pan.

Line a plate with many layers of paper towels or one paper towel on top of some newspaper.

Fry for around 3 minutes until lightly brown, and then flip and cook for 3 more minutes on the other side.

Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries frying

Remove them from the oil using tongs or a fork, and place onto the paper towels.

Repeat with remaining pieces, until they’re all cooked.

Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries frying

Vegan Crispy Pretzel Chicken Fries frying



Ummm.. wow?? These look incredible 🔥
Tiffany -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh wow, you are amazing! They look incredible!
happyapplevegan -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh man these look better then anything I could get at a restaurant!!
thebarefootedkitchen -⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐