Vegan Popcorn Chicken Recipe

16 July 2015

Vegan Popcorn Chicken is one of the tastiest, quickest hot snacks you can think of.  It only takes 2 steps, 3 minutes, and a frying pan.

This vegan recipe makes delicious, hot little savoury morsels which are great for snacks (with or without dipping sauce), or as additions of flavour and protein to meals.  They taste very chicken-like so go well in a lot of dishes: try these tempeh 'popcorn' pieces added to salads, sprinkled over soups, bound with egg and breadcrumbs for burger patties, or included in stir-fries.  

Even if you don't consider yourself a tempeh fan, give it a go - we had some hard-line tempeh dislikers try this and they're hooked!


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  • 1 pack tempeh
  • Sunflower oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • Crumble tempeh into a hot pan with a good glug of sunflower oil in it.  Keep on a high heat, tossing the tempeh so all the surfaces get crispy.  
  • As it begins to colour add the smoked paprika and salt, and remove from the pan once golden brown.

Makes enough for two or three hungry afternoon snack-eaters!

If you know someone who loves tempeh share this with them, and if you know someone who thinks they hate tempeh share it too - it'll change their mind!

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