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Are you in search of a gluten-free, dairy-free recipe that is both delicious and nutritious? Then you are in for a treat! I am a nutritionist and food blogger, and I have the perfect recipe to satisfy your cravings without sacrificing your health. In this article, I’ll be sharing my take on the popular chicken burger recipe using an alternative plant-based protein source instead of traditional ground chicken.

Whether you’re gluten intolerant or lactose intolerant or have made a choice to steer away from animal products, this recipe will tick all your dietary boxes. Instead of using wheat gluten found in regular chicken burgers that gives them their meat-like texture and helps them hold together while cooking, we’ll use TVP (texture vegetable protein). TVP is made from soy flour and comes in granules, flakes or chunks. It’s high in protein, economical, and has a long shelf life.

This recipe yields crispy chicken patties that are flavourful yet light on the stomach – perfect for those who like the taste of fried chicken but want to avoid the excess oil and calories. With a few simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll be able to create delicious chicken burgers that are sure to impress your taste buds.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on this plant-based twist on an all-time favourite comfort food – the chicken burger.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Mock Chickenburger
Gluten Free Mock Chickenburger

Are you looking for a gluten-free, dairy-free, and plant-based alternative to the classic chicken burger? Look no further than this amazing recipe for a Gluten-Free Mock Chickenburger!

One of the reasons you’re going to love this recipe is that it uses high-quality ingredients – like wheat vital gluten and vegetable protein – to give the patties a meat-like texture and flavor. These delicious patties are then packed with fresh parsley, green onions, ricotta cheese, and eggs for protein, resulting in an incredibly satisfying burger.

Apart from that, if you’re concerned about your health and well-being, this recipe serves as an excellent option. By using plant-based protein sources and eliminating gluten and dairy from its ingredients list, Gluten-Free Mock Chickenburgers offer a low-carb yet satisfying solution while being healthy and filling.

Not only are these burgers deliciously crispy on the outside, but they are also moist and tender on the inside. The blend of spices – including poultry seasoning, salt, and paprika – gives them an incredible depth of flavor that will leave your taste buds craving more.

If you’re looking for a flavorful alternative to traditional chicken burgers, this healthy plant-based version won’t disappoint. It’s perfect to impress friends or family members who have been skeptical about trying plant-based food. Serve it with some sweet potato fries or grilled vegetables for a complete meal. Trust me; one bite will leave you satisfied!

Ingredient List

 Sink your teeth into this delicious gluten-free mock chicken burger!
Sink your teeth into this delicious gluten-free mock chicken burger!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this delicious Gluten Free Mock Chickenburger Recipe:

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of ricotta cheese (or substitute with plant-based alternative)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg or substitute with vegan egg alternative

Optional ingredients to create a more chicken-like flavor and texture:

  • 1/4 cup textured vegetable protein (TVP) or plant-based chicken flavored bouillon powder
  • Yellow onion, finely chopped
  • Plant-based heavy cream

All the ingredients listed above are gluten-free and dairy-free, which makes it perfect for anyone who has dietary restrictions but still wants to enjoy a savory burger. With these organic ingredients, you can make your own homemade burger patties in no time!

The Recipe How-To

 No gluten? No problem! You won't even miss it with this tasty burger.
No gluten? No problem! You won’t even miss it with this tasty burger.

Let’s get cooking! In this section, I’ll provide you with detailed instructions on how to make these delicious Gluten-Free Mock Chicken Burgers. These burgers are perfect for anyone looking for a plant-based and gluten-free option that still packs all the flavor and texture of a traditional burger.


  • 2 cups ground plant-based chicken (1 cup TVP vital wheat gluten, 1/4 cup ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup heavy cream, 2 tsp poultry seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.

  2. In a mixing bowl, combine your ground plant-based chicken with your finely chopped onions, green onions, parsley, eggs, and salt. Mix thoroughly until everything is evenly combined.

  3. Once fully combined, create patties with the mixture, making sure they’re around the size of a normal burger patty.

  4. In a pan over medium-high heat, fry the patties for around 3-4 minutes per side or until crispy golden-brown.

  5. Once fried to perfection, transfer your patties onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook for another 5 minutes.

  6. Remove your burgers from the oven and let them rest for around 5 minutes before serving.

  7. Serve on a gluten-free bun along with any desired toppings like lettuce, tomato, pickles or condiments like ketchup or mustard.

These plant-based chicken burgers make for an excellent substitution when you want something different from traditional beef burgers but still packed full of flavor and lean protein. Enjoy your crispy yet tender-inspired vegan chicken burger and have it any day or time.

Substitutions and Variations

 The perfect balance of flavors and textures between the patty, veggies, and gluten-free bun.
The perfect balance of flavors and textures between the patty, veggies, and gluten-free bun.

This gluten-free and dairy-free mock chicken burger recipe calls for plant-based chicken patties made with vital wheat gluten. However, if vital wheat gluten is not available or you prefer a wheat-free option, there are substitutions that you can make.

1) Wheat Gluten Alternatives: You can use TVP (textured vegetable protein) in place of vital wheat gluten. TVP is a plant-based protein made from soy that stands in texture and tastes like meat. Another alternative is pea protein powder or chickpea flour, which can give your patties a similar texture to vital wheat gluten.

2) Chicken Substitutes: If you want to go completely vegan, you can replace the plant-based chicken patties with vegan chicken options, such as seitan or tofu. For those who enjoy a low-carb option, try ground chicken breast instead of the pre-made chicken patties.

3) Seasoning Variety: If you want to add more flavor to your chicken burger recipe, try different seasoning options. Poultry seasoning gives your patties a classic taste and brings out the savory flavors of the ground chicken. You can also add some heat by using Wendy’s-style spicy seasoning for your breaded patties.

4) Cheese Substitutes: Ricotta cheese adds creaminess and tangy flavor to these mock chicken burgers but if you are lactose intolerant or vegan, you might consider replacing it with coconut milk cream or cashew cream.

Remember, this recipe can be experimented with different ingredients depending on what suits your dietary needs and taste preferences. Don’t be scared to discover new and exciting variations in your kitchen!

Serving and Pairing

 Get ready for a party in your mouth with every bite of this satisfying burger.
Get ready for a party in your mouth with every bite of this satisfying burger.

This gluten-free mock chicken burger recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a healthier and incredibly delicious alternative to traditional chicken burgers. Once cooked, the patties will be crispy on the outside with a juicy center that will melt in your mouth.

To serve, I suggest placing the hot and crispy chicken patties on a gluten-free bun and topping it off with fresh vegetables like lettuce, tomato, and onion. You can also add some sliced avocado or pickles for an extra flavor punch! If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some spicy sauce for a delicious kick.

If you’re looking for a low-carb option, skip the bun entirely and enjoy these juicy chicken patties on their own or wrapped in lettuce leaves. This recipe is great for meal prepping as well, you can make ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge.

For pairing, I recommend serving this dish alongside roasted sweet potato fries or green salad to balance out the savory flavors of the fried chicken patties. Also, some French fries or regular oven baked potatoes work great too! If you want to go even healthier, try pairing it with some steamed vegetables for added nutritional benefits.

Overall, this gluten-free mock chicken burger recipe is incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in many different ways. Get creative and find your favorite combination!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Say hello to your new go-to gluten-free burger recipe.
Say hello to your new go-to gluten-free burger recipe.

One of the benefits of this gluten-free mock chickenburger recipe is that you can prepare it in advance for those busy weeknights. You can make the patties ahead of time and store them in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to cook them up.

To make-ahead, simply form the patties as instructed in step 3 and instead of frying them, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cover the sheet with plastic wrap and keep it in the fridge for up to 24 hours or in the freezer for up to three months.

When ready to cook, remove the patties from the fridge or freezer and let them come to room temperature before frying them up as instructed in step 4. If reheating from frozen, thaw completely before frying.

To store leftover cooked chickenburgers, let them cool down to room temperature then wrap each patty tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. They will keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days.

Reheating is easy when you follow these tips:

– heat your oven to 325°F (160°C)

– place patties on a baking tray

– add a little bit of water or broth

– cover tray with foil

– bake until heated through

Microwaving is not recommended as it may cause the patties to become soggy.

By following these storing and reheating tips, you can enjoy these delicious gluten-free mock chickenburgers more conveniently!

Tips for Perfect Results

 You won't believe this burger is dairy-free too - it's that good!
You won’t believe this burger is dairy-free too – it’s that good!

When it comes to cooking gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic meals, having some useful tips can make all the difference in getting the perfect dish every time. Here are some helpful tips for achieving the best results when making my gluten-free mock chicken burger recipe.

Firstly, be sure to use fresh parsley and green onions when making the patties for a burst of flavor. Using plant-based protein made from ingredients like TVP (texturized vegetable protein) or vital wheat gluten gives the patties a meat-like texture that stands up to being cooked like a traditional burger without using any wheat gluten.

To ensure that the burgers have a crispy outer layer, add 1/4 cup of heavy cream to the burger mixture or use eggs as binders for extra crispiness. If using eggs, make sure to beat them thoroughly before adding them to the mixture.

When frying the burgers, heat up the oil in the pan before adding them in. This will help create a gorgeous golden-brown crust while preventing sticking. A good rule of thumb is to allow each patty to cook for about five minutes on each side or until they are cooked through entirely.

Additionally, if you are looking for a low-carb option and want a healthier recipe, avoid using breaded chicken as it can add unwanted calories. Instead, opt for plant-based proteins or grilled chicken breast options that will provide similar texture but with fewer carbohydrates.

Finally, experiment with different seasonings and toppings to keep things interested. Poultry seasoning can be added into the mix or simply sprinkled atop your finished burger for an extra layer of depth. You can also try adding sautéed yellow onions or finely chopped cilantro on top of your burger for additional flavor.

Armed with these tips, you can make perfect gluten-free mock chickenburger patties every time that are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside while ensuring that healthy and organic ingredients are used in the process.


As a nutritionist and food blogger, I love sharing recipes that are healthy and delicious. With this Gluten-Free Mock Chicken Burger Recipe, I’ve received many questions from people who want to try it out but have concerns or doubts. In this section, I’ll address some of the most frequently asked questions to help you make this recipe with confidence and ease.

What are fake chicken patties made of?

These vegan chicken burgers are packed with flavor and nutrition thanks to their main ingredients: TVP, vital wheat gluten, and mushrooms, as well as a carefully crafted blend of herbs, spices, and seasonings. TVP is an acronym for texture vegetable protein and is derived from soybeans that have had their fat removed, while vital wheat gluten is a protein found in wheat. These plant-based ingredients work together to create a meaty texture that’s sure to satisfy even the most die-hard carnivores.

What are plant-based chicken patties made of?

Plant-based chicken is a type of food that mimics the flavor and texture of real meat. It is made from various ingredients like vegetable protein, soy, or wheat, and is formed into patties, nuggets, or roasts.

What can I use instead of egg for chicken burgers?

When looking for an alternative to eggs for breading foods, heavy cream is your best bet. It works wonders in holding the crumbs together and giving them a nice, adherent texture. So if you’re unable to use eggs, I highly recommend using cream in their place.

What are the ingredients in Gardein chicken burger?

The components utilized in the recipe include wheat flour, soy protein isolate, canola oil, and a multitude of seasonings such as sea salt, Khorasan wheat, amaranth, millet, quinoa, among others. Additional ingredients include yeast extract, potato starch, distilled vinegar, cane sugar, salt, and baking powder, among others.

Bottom Line


Now that you have all the information and instructions, I encourage you to try this delicious gluten-free mock chicken burger recipe. It’s not only a healthier option but also very versatile as you can customize it with your favorite toppings and sides. The combination of vital wheat gluten and plant-based protein gives the patties a meat-like texture that stands up to any chicken burger.

Moreover, this recipe is adaptable for those who follow a plant-based or vegan diet by using vegan chicken or eggs instead of ricotta cheese. It’s also low in carbs and free from dairy and wheat gluten which makes it a perfect option for people with allergies or intolerances.

In a world where fast-food chains are offering breaded chicken sandwiches loaded with unhealthy ingredients, we have the option to create our own healthy and crispy version at home. Not to mention, you’ll avoid all the unnecessary packaging and environmental waste.

So next time you crave for a chicken burger, why not try making it at home following this nutritious recipe? You’ll satisfy your taste buds and feel good about what you’re consuming. Remember, small changes in our lifestyle choices can lead to great improvements in our health and the world around us.

Gluten Free Mock Chickenburger

Gluten Free Mock Chickenburger Recipe

A gluten free vegetarian recipe by Bette Hagman. The nuts and ricotta really give this burger the taste of chicken!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Gluten-free
Calories 250.8 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans and cashews)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup fresh gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 4 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup rice bran
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Beat the eggs slightly.
  • Stir in the nuts, cheese, bread crumbs, onions, rice bran, parsley and seasoning.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet.
  • Spoon in 4 patties, making them about 1/2" thick.
  • Cook over medium high about four minutes each side or until crusty and brown.

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Serving: 100gCalories: 250.8kcalCarbohydrates: 10.3gProtein: 10.9gFat: 20.3gSaturated Fat: 5.3gCholesterol: 121.4mgSodium: 179.2mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 1.5g
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