Great-grandma's timeless recipe for crispy fried 'chicken.' The best part: because it is adapted for an air fryer, it's a healthier version compared to its fried cousin! Serve with honey-mustard sauce for dipping.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour flour onto a large plate. Place eggs in a shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, chili powder, and salt in another shallow bowl.

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  • Coat imitation chicken strips in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in bread crumb mixture, and place on a plate.

  • Heat an air fryer to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C).

  • Place a row of coated strips in the air fryer basket. Spray with a light coat of cooking spray.

  • Cook strips in the air fryer for 6 minutes. Open fryer to flip strips with tongs. Continue cooking until golden brown, 4 to 6 minutes more.

Cook's Note:

You can replace eggs with homemade cashew cream, if you prefer. Place 2 cups cashews in a bowl. Add cold water to cover. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, drain and rinse. Place in blender with enough cold water to cover them by 1 inch. Blend until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

647 calories; protein 76.6g 153% DV; carbohydrates 86.5g 28% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterol 122.8mg 41% DV; sodium 1171.5mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2020
This was great! Nobody knew it wasn t meat. This will be my go to for tacos and anything I would use ground meat for. The feel is that of meat unlike tofu. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2020
This was great! Nobody knew it wasn t meat. This will be my go to for tacos and anything I would use ground meat for. The feel is that of meat unlike tofu. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2019
WIthout a doubt 5 stars. This was my 1st time ever eating seitan, and it was great! It was something of a cross between a hush puppy and a piece of fried chicken (not dry but not juicy either, plenty of heft in the chew, which I didn't expect). Varying the seasonings would give you a lot of options for flavors - last night hubby & I discussed adding Old Bay for a fake seafood flavor! This was a lot of fun, and the kids loved it. Read More
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