BBQ Cauli-Chick’n Bites

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I was oh so skeptical about trying the cauliflower “wings” that started trending. I wanted to try them at restaurants but they only make buffalo flavor. Confession- I never liked buffalo sauce! Yes. I’m one of those weirdos. I’m also one of the weirdos that does not like mayo but that’s for another time! Point is, I figured I would just make my own recipe and flavor them up with BBQ. O-M-G! I was SHOCKED. These are really good. So crispy and flavorful!

I decided to use sazon and adobo in this recipe because that is how I learned to season chicken- when I ate it. If you have your own blend or favorite seasoning salt, use that! Please note that if you use sazon, use my DIY + the sea salt amount listed below. IF you use store bought (from an envelope) only use 1 packet and no additional salt.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp sazon
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • black pepper, to preference
  • 1 cup unsweetened plant milk, or water
  • 2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp adobo (or sea salt)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (or store bought)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Whisk together flour, sazon, salt and pepper. Pour and stir in plant milk or water.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the breadcrumb and adobo.
  4. Toss the cauliflower florets into the batter and cover well.
  5. Once done, let the access batter drip off and then coat in the seasoned panko crumbs. Tip: Push the cauliflower into the breadcrumb.
  6. Place the covered cauliflower on a lined baking tray. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Toss in BBQ sauce. OPTIONAL: Return to oven and bake for another 5 minutes to bake the sauce into the cauliflower.

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See how to make these in the video below.

BBQ Chick'n Bites

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