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Asian Fried "Chicken"

Get that Asian fried chicken flavor you love, minus the guilt and the chicken, thanks to cauliflower.

Ingredients

  • “Chicken”:
  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon potato starch
  • Pinch pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 3 cups avocado oil
  • Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons agave
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • Toppings:
  • Large lettuce leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons chopped green onion

Steps

  1. Start by cutting the cauliflower head into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine rice flour, salt, baking soda, potato starch, onion powder, pepper and water. Place shredded coconut in a separate bowl.
  3. Dump cauliflower into batter, then into coconut.
  4. In a deep-sided pan over medium heat, heat avocado oil to around 375 degrees.
  5. Using tongs, place cauliflower into the oil, rotating occasionally for about 3 minutes until golden. Once finished, place on paper towels.
  6. In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients, and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  7. Place “chicken” on lettuce. Top with sauce, sesame seeds and chopped green onion.