Quorn, tofu, step aside, jackfruit chicken is here! This super delicious, vegan, gluten-free recipe tastes amazingly like chicken. It’s really simple to make. Jackfruit can be found in most Asian supermarkets. The seasoning would work with tofu, or seitan too. This recipe goes perfectly with my vegan Katsu Curry Sauce.
Recipe 100% inspired by Zacchary Bird and his CFC Chicken.
*I’ve not accounted the oil spray in the nutritional info as I’ve tried again without using a non-stick baking sheet and they baked beautifully.
Nutrition (Based on 1 serving)
- 334 Calories
- 45g Carbs
- 7g Protein
- 15g Total fat
- 5g Saturated fat
- 0mg Cholesterol
- 1g Sugar
- 4g Fibre
- 582mg Sodium
Jackfruit is popping up everywhere these days. It's a super nutritious alternative to meat substitutes. The jack of all fruits is filled with vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, phytonutrients, carbohydrate, fibre, fat and protein.
Don't let the high calorie count put you off there are no saturated fats or cholesterol in this recipe so it's giving you the best source of energy. Most of the carbohydrates come from the rice paper, simply bake without if you want a lower carb version.
- 0.5 tsp Oregano
- 0.5 tsp Parsley
- 0.5 tsp Thyme
- 0.5 tsp Celery salt
- 0.5 tsp Garlic powder
- 0.5 tsp Onion powder
- 0.5 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 2 tsp Nutritional Yeast
For the wrapper
- 6 Rice paper wrappers
- 1 tbsp Ground almonds
- 1 tsp Coconut oil (optional)
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F
Stir the ingredients for the ‘Chicken’ mix together.
Drain the Jackfruit and wash thoroughly, this may take a few washes to remove the salty brine.
Remove the larger tough cores and tear the jackfruit into bit sized pieces.
Thoroughly coat the jackfruit with the spice mix
Soak the rice paper in cold water for a few minutes until it starts to soften.
Wrap the jackfruit mixture into rice paper bundles
Roll in the ground almonds
*Lightly coat with a spray of coconut oil or use a good non-stick baking sheet
Cook for 15 minutes in the middle of the oven. Turn and cook for another 10 minutes or until they are golden brown.
Be careful when you bite into them the insides will be piping hot.
Marinade the jackfruit overnight to get a richer flavour. Add the rice paper wrappers before baking.
Bake the jackfruit without the rice paper wrappers if you want a lower carb version
Try these Jerk chicken style: add some Jerk seasoning into the spice mix (make sure there is no added salt) finish them on a barbecue and serve with rice and peas, a squeeze of lime and some hot sauce.