Crispy Vegan Chicken Tenders featuring Fried Oyster Mushrooms - Jack Righteous

Crispy Vegan Chicken Tenders featuring Fried Oyster Mushrooms


Righteously Spiced and Crispy Vegan Fried Oyster Mushrooms 

Experience a delightful crunch and burst of flavor with these vegan fried oyster mushrooms. Seasoned thrice and coated with a unique blend of flours and spices, these mushrooms are a vegan twist on the classic chicken tenders.


  • 150g oyster mushrooms, cleaned and cut into "chicken tender" sizes
  • White rice flour (or a suitable substitute)
  • Corn starch
  • Corn meal
  • Spices: Smoked paprika, paprika powder, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper
  • Salt and cracked pepper
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • Oat milk (approximately 2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar (hot sauce optional)

Spice Mix:

  • 4 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4 ½ teaspoons paprika powder
  • 4 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • Cracked pepper (to taste)

Wet Rub:

  • 2 cups oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ of the spice mix

Dry Rub:

  • ¾ cup white rice flour (or substitute)
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup corn meal
  • ⅓ of the spice mix


  1. Season Mushrooms: After cleaning, season the mushrooms generously with ⅓ of the spice mix and let them sit for 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare Wet Rub: In a bowl, mix the oat milk and apple cider vinegar with ⅓ of the spice mix. Adjust the consistency as needed.

  3. Prepare Dry Rub: In another bowl, combine the white rice flour, corn starch, and corn meal with the remaining ⅓ of the spice mix.

  4. Coating: Dip each mushroom piece first in the wet rub, then in the dry rub. For a crispier texture, repeat the process for a double coat.

  5. Frying: Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the mushrooms in batches until golden brown and crispy.

  6. Serve: Drain on paper towels and serve hot with your favorite vegan dipping sauces.

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