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Vegan Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Vegan Chicken & Waffles

Say what?! Vegan chicken and waffles? Yup, you read that right. This classic dish can be made completely vegan quite easily using your favorite vegan chicken nuggets and this delicious vegan waffle recipe! Top it with a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup and get ready for all your vegan brunch dreams to come true in one mouthwatering bite. This dish tastes as epic as it looks, and is perfect for brunch gatherings or to serve up when you have friends in town. Enjoy!
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, brunch, dairy-free, meat, meat-free chicken, nut-free, plant-based, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 waffles
Author World of Vegan | Michelle Cehn


  • 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup of water
  • 6 tablespoons of vegan butter melted
  • 1 ½ cups of soymilk
  • 1 ¾ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 package of vegan chicken nuggets you can also use jackfruit nuggets, tofu nuggets, seitan nuggets, or anything else
  • Pure maple syrup to drizzle on top


  • Preheat your waffle iron
  • Prepare waffle batter - I used this vegan waffle recipe from The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau! In a small bowl, mix the ground flaxseed and water and allow it to sit for a few minutes to thicken. Add the melted butter and soymilk and whisk together until well incorporated. Then, in a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until combined. Little clumps are okay, they'll dissolve.
  • Make the waffles - lightly butter or oil your waffle iron (to prevent sticking) and spoon a generous dollop of waffle batter in the center, pushing the batter outward with the back of your spoon to create the waffle shape your desire. Close waffle iron and cook according to your waffle iron's specifications, until the waffle is golden brown and releases easily from the iron. Stack waffles on a plate as you make them and keep them in the oven if you'd like them to stay warm.
  • Cook your vegan nuggets - While your waffles are cooking, cook your plant-based nuggets according to package instructions. I prefer to air fry my nuggets, but you're welcome to bake them or even deep fry them for an extra epic effect.
  • Assemble your vegan chicken & waffles - On a plate, stack two waffles and top with a generous heap of vegan chicken nuggets. Serve with maple syrup. If desired, add a wedge or scoop of vegan butter and garnish with some fresh fruit (strawberries pair beautifully with this dish).