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Vegan Sesame Chicken

  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Asian


With a sweet and sticky sauce that's bursting with flavor, this Savory Vegan Sesame Chicken will be sure to be a brand new favorite!



The 'Chicken'

  • 1 small Cauliflower, broken into bite-sized pieces ((about 1 1/2 cups))
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Almond Milk ((unsweetened))
  • 1 Tbs Toasted Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbs Tahini
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

The Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Broth ((low sodium))
  • 2 Tbs Molasses
  • 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbs Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbs Tahini ((or a few drops of Sesame Oil))
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger


  • 1 Tbs Corn Starch
  • 1 Tbs Hot Water
  • 2-3 Green Onions for Garnish


  1. In a small saucepan, combine all the Sauce Ingredients
  2. Stir well until mixed thoroughly and heat until bubbly
  3. Whisk Corn Starch and Hot Water together and stir into sauce to thicken
  4. Set aside
  5. Preheat Oven to 450 Deg F
  6. Clean and chop Cauliflower into uniform bite-sized pieces
  7. Mix remaining 'Chicken' Ingredients together to make a thick batter
  8. Dip Cauliflower into batter to coat
  9. Bake on parchment lined cookie sheet for 20-30 minutes
  10. Mix baked Cauliflower Pieces with Sauce and serve


Serve over White or Brown Rice
Goes great with steamed Broccoli
Garnish with Green Onions and additional Sesame Seeds