Vegetable "chicken" tears (Heura crispy no-chicken)

Hello everyone! Today I bring an express recipe for a 100% vegetable version of “chicken tears” (a concept that I find really creppy, by the way ). A fairly typical dish from my country consisting of small pieces of chicken in batter. Today we are going to make it vegetable. Same flavor, same texture without involving any animal in our dishes.

To prepare this recipe I use Heura, a vegetable protein that you can buy in different countries. In Spain I buy it at Carrefour, La Sirena (when I am in Catalonia), a lot of vegan, ecological stores… In fact, you also have it in online stores like Vegaffinity (VEGA_JENNY discount code) or Ideyaverde (discount code SOYVEGANAJENNY). Remember that you have in my discount codes section a lot of discount in different stores and services.


1 box of Heura in original bites
Sweet paprika
Hot paprika
Wheat flour
Panko (you will find it in the flour section, I buy it at Cónsum)
No-egg or chickpea flour
Sunflower oil

Step by step

  1. We will start by defrosting the box of Heura snacks.
  2. Next, we season them with sweet paprika and a touch of hot paprika and mix well.
  3. Now, prepare a small bowl with 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour or no-egg. Add 1 small teaspoon of sweet paprika and 1/2 cup of water.
  4. Mix well until there are no lumps.
  5. Now, on the other hand, prepare a bowl with wheat and another bowl with plenty of panko.
  6. Take the Huera bites and submerge them well in the water mixture. Then we pass it through flour, to coat it well. We submerge it in the water mixture again and now we pass it through panko and, without wetting it again, through flour.
  7. We repeat this process until we finish with all the Heura bites.
  8. Now, in a preferably non-stick frying pan, put 2 fingers of sunflower oil and heat over medium heat until the oil begins to bubble.
  9. Then, add the “chicken” tears (heura) to the pan until browned on both sides, remove.
  10. And and ready to eat! You can serve them with some sauce or hummus for dipping.
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