Chick-Fil-A took 5 years to make a terrible sandwich, so I fixed it

Chick-Fil-A took 5 years to make a terrible sandwich, so I fixed it in about 30 minutes… I just don’t get it @chickfila who is this cauliflower sandwich for? It’s not vegan, it’s barely vegetarian hahaha and it took years. Like what was the thought process here haha This is not a hard sandwich to make. Truly don’t get it… anyway here is a freebee for ya. I’m not going to support your restaurant anyway, but if you are going to make a “plant based” sandwich, it should be made entirely out of plants, it’s not that hard.
Soo here it is for everyone that wants a really good cauliflower sandwich made entirely out of plants. A real Vegan Chick-Fil-A cauliflower sandwich… and ill be honest, this thing is good!

I got the ingredients for chickfila chicken sandwich from @farmageddon and his chicken video (this is not vegan)

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WAY Better Chick-fil-a Cauliflower sandwich

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  • 1 head cauliflower


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp MSG or mushroom seasoning or double the nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 crack black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp vinegar

Seasoned flour (batter)

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp MSG
  • 1 tbsp rice flour or soy milk powder
  • 1/2 tsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne

"Milk" bath

  • 1 cup plant milk
  • 2 tbsp rice flour/ starch
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast


  • Slice thin "steaks" out from the center of your cauliflower. You should be able to get 3-4 out of a large cauliflower.
  • Now in a sauce pan mix the broth ingredients, add the cauliflower steaks, bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and let "brine" for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes remove cauliflower and place on wire wrack to cool and dry
  • while waiting for those to cool, add oil to a high side walled pan or dutch oven and heat to 325º f
  • Mix together the seasoned flour ingredients on a large plate
  • Mix together the milk bath in a large bowl
  • Use a vegan butter and butter your buns, and toast. Set aside once toasted.
  • Now using a fork or a spoon sprinkle some of the milk mixture into the flour to create little clumps of flour
  • dip your cauliflower carefully into the milk, then press into the flour, making sure all the crevices are filled
  • fry for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown!
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  1. 5 stars
    Would there be a lot of vegans who aren’t already boycotting CFA?

    But even if there are enough vegans who would try this, they probably won’t because of the animal. Maybe they’re deliberately setting it up to fail.

  2. CFA never said it was vegan, just a bit healthier alternative to their already popular chicken sandwich. It is funny you you would think CFA would try to please a small special interest group like vegetarians/vegans (this is for vegetarians, of which a smaller subset are vegan, 6% to at the very most 15%) of the population. They never have before.
    They make a good product at a set price point for those that want it, if you don’t want it, then don’t go there. Look here’s the deal, ask any veteran or vegan what it tastes like, and most everyone will say “just like chicken”. How do they know unless they have eaten chicken, and if so, it was so good and memorable that they still use it as the benchmark today.
    If you’re happy with being a vegetarian or vegan, great, but please stop trying to place your opinions on others, be it CFA or Mc Donald’s.
    If your happy with your recipe creation, so be it, pat yourself on the back and go on, but remember that the idea for this creation started with some one else, not you, you took their idea, and modified it to your liking, and that’s great, but unless you plan on opening up a restaurant and serving your own food, it’s very disingenuous to poke fun at why it took a company years to develop a product. It could simply be that they need it to be able to be made faster, or more consistent, or with products on hand, or more cost effectively, it may not even be the best version they created of the item.
    Just be happy with your creation and quit trying to put others down to build yourself up, it only makes you look petty.

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