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vegan chicken salad in bowl with spoon

The Best Vegan Chicken Salad Recipe

  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan


This Vegan Chicken Salad is the BEST vegan version. It has the same flavors and texture you know and love, yet requires minimal plant-based ingredients, is easy to make, and is packed with protein to keep you feeling satisfied. Get ready to enjoy a satisfying, easy vegan meal! 


  • 2 cups soy curls
  • 3 cups vegan chicken broth (we used this one
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ cup vegan mayo
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Bring vegan chicken broth (or vegetable broth) to a boil.
  2. Add soy curls to a large bowl and pour over the broth, allowing them to rehydrate for about 10 minutes.
  3. Once hydrated, heat a large cast-iron skillet with oil over medium heat.
  4. Begin scooping in the soy curls, squeezing/shaking off any excess liquid (but do not discard!). Cook for 2 minutes, or until they begin to brown.
  5. Add in ⅓ cup of the broth and cook. Once the first batch of broth cooks off, add in the next and continue this process until you have cooked off all of the liquid. Make sure you cook off the full ⅓ cup before adding in the next batch!
  6. If needed, add a little more oil to the pan and continue to cook the soy curls until they start to get golden and char a little.
  7. Remove the soy curls from the skillet and roughly chop them.
  8. In a large bowl add the soy curls and the remainder of the ingredients and mix until uniform.
  9. Serve on bread, as a dip, in a wrap, or over greens. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Lunch, Entree
  • Method: Stovetop

Keywords: Lunch, Entree, Vegan, gluten-free, easy, kid friendly, soy curls