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Hella Southern Vegan Hot Chicken Biscuits

November 20, 2018

Vegan hot chicken biscuits | @sweetpotatosoul

I grew up on chicken biscuits, though certainly not the vegan variety. Next to Waffle House waffles, a hot chicken biscuit wrapped in foil from Chick-fil-A was my favorite restaurant treat! I remember begging my mom to buy me one as we’d drive by Chick-fil-A on our way to school. And if there wasn’t a Chick-fil-A around, I could smell the chicken biscuits at Popeye’s from a mile away. I loved theirs too.

I didn’t try *hot* chicken biscuits until I visited Nashville for the first time in 2017. Sure, I lived a mere 4 hours away, in Atlanta, for my entire upbringing, but we never visited. On my cross country road trip with my boo last summer, we ate at Nashville’s The Southern V, a hugely popular black-owned vegan restaurant that serves the most delicious and authentic vegan soul food. We ordered their vegan hot chicken biscuits, and I was immediately transported back to the biscuits of my childhood, only these had an amazing spicy kick!

Vegan hot chicken biscuits | @sweetpotatosoul

I still think about those vegan hot chicken biscuits from The Southern V, so naturally I had to go ‘head and make my own. To replace the chicken I used good ol’ cauliflower. Not only is it a compassionate alternative, but it makes for the juiciest vegan “chicken”, and it’s full of nutrients to help offset some of the damage done by frying. I made a buttermilk biscuit using a combination of soy milk and apple cider vinegar. If you mix any acid like vinegar or citrus juice with non-dairy milk, it’ll curdle and develop a tangy taste just like buttermilk. No cows harmed in the process! And lastly, if you don’t like your hot “chick’n” so darn hot, use the batter from this recipe for vegan chicken & waffles.

My friend Koya Webb joined me in the kitchen to make this classic southern recipe. She’s from Tennessee, so she knows hot chicken better than most! I had so much fun cooking with my southern vegan friend. Enjoy the video below, then keep scrolling for the easy-to-make recipe!

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