The Black Vegan Cooking Show Presents: Chicken and Waffles

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Charlise Rookwood, host of MADAMENOIRit is Black Vegan Cooking Show is joined by radio journalist Jamila Mustafa to rush into the kitchen. Today, one of America’s most beloved foods, chicken and waffles, is on the menu. Different versions of this sweet and savory dish have been popping up in the United States since the early 1900s, but it wasn’t until 1938 when the Wells Supper Club in Harlem, New York, created their signature dish with fried chicken that it has become a true staple of the soul. food kitchen. Vegans deserve to enjoy this delicious meal and Rookwood has them covered.

Rookwood has a few tricks up its sleeve to ensure this recipe has authentic flavor while featuring 100% vegan ingredients. Instead of regular milk, she uses plant-based milk and adds a splash of apple cider vinegar to give it a buttermilk flavor (Tip: Rookwood notes that you can use any plant-based milk from your choice). Instead of eggs for the dough, she uses a vegan egg-like product made from mung beans. “And of course, for the chicken, she’s swapped out for a fake plant-based chicken. You can get your favorite at your local health food store – popular options are Quorn, soy protein and pea protein.

Rookwood shows us how traditional plant-based meat recipes can be just as good, or even tastier, than the original dish. Mustafa represents non-vegans in this episode, and she puts culinary creation to the ultimate test: Does it taste like real chicken?

The verdict: abso-fingers-licking-lutely.

Although chicken and waffles are not usually made with plant-based ingredients, Rookwood made sure to include a touch of tradition in her recipe, as the chicken coating was her grandmother’s recipe. . She also adds a side dish of fresh fruit to liven up the dish.

Find the full list of ingredients below:

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vegan chicken

Plain flour

garlic powder


Black pepper

Chicken seasoning

Brown malt vinegar

Soya sauce


Frying oil


All purpose flour

baking powder

Baking soda

Coconut brown sugar


Ground flax seeds

Vanilla extract

Cooking spray

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