Calling all plant-based baddies, this one’s for you! If you’ve been craving perfectly crispy fried goodness that a certain colonel has trademarked, we’ve got a vegan version that delivers all of the golden goodness and none of the animals. Our recipe for Vegan Fried Tajin Crusted "Chicken" uses oyster mushrooms for a meaty texture and gets a major pop of spice from a Tajin-infused crust. 

This citrus-spiked copycat fried chicken is finished with Lime Bubbles, the secret ingredient for a light, crispy crust that’ll bring the tastebud tang that makes this recipe so freakin’ fried-licious. So enough chit chat, it’s time to get cookin’.

What you’ll need…

  • 1 package oyster mushrooms
  • 2 cups flour
  • 12oz Lime Bubbles 
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp Tajin seasoning
  • 1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • Cooking oil of choice for frying

 What you’ll do…

  1. Place mushrooms in a bowl and season with your favorite seasoning in another bowl or plastic bag.
  2. Dry mix: add 1 cup of flour and the seasoning in a bowl.
  3. Wet mix: add 1 cup flour, and the same seasoning, and carefully pour the Lime Bubbles into the mixture.
  4. Continue to pour in Lime Bubbles until the batter is the consistency of pancake batter.
  5. Add mushrooms to the wet mixture first, then into the dry.
  6. Shake off excess batter before adding it to the hot oil.
  7. Cook until crispy and brown.
  8. Drain mushrooms on a paper towel to remove excess oil from the mushrooms.

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