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Grilled seitan chicken on a grill pan.

The best vegan seitan chicken recipe

This easy vegan seitan chicken recipe is perfect on the grill, fried, or in salads.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: seitan chicken, vegan chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Linda Meyer
Cost: $6

Equipment

  • steamer basket
  • stove

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Vital wheat gluten
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon chicken seasoning
  • 1 cup silken tofu
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon no chicken bouillon paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the 2 cups vital wheat gluten with the 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp salt, and 1 tbsp chicken seasoning until they’re completely combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the 1 cup tofu, ½ cup water, 1 tbsp no chicken bouillon paste, and 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce until the tofu breaks down into small pieces.
  • Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and when it forms a ball.
  • On a clean flat surface dusted with vital wheat gluten, knead the dough for 1 minute then roll or press into a ½ inch thick circle. The dough will keep shrinking, just continue to press it back. If the dough tears, press it back together.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, cut out the chicken cutlets. You can decide on how small or large you want them to be.
  • Place a steaming basket in a large pot and fill with water until the water is just below the basket. You don’t want water to touch the cutlets. Bring the water to a boil.
  • Spray a light coating of oil on the basket to prevent the cutlets from sticking and place the cutlets on the basket. If you need to layer the cutlets, spray a light coating of oil on the bottom layer so they don’t stick together.
  • Reduce the water to a simmer, cover the pot, and steam for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the cutlets from the pot and refrigerate for at least an hour. This will let the seitan develop a better texture.
  • TO GRILL THE VEGAN CHIK’N BREASTS
  • Brush or spray a light coating of vegetable oil on both sides and grill for 3 to 5 minutes on each side, or until they’re heated through.
  • Layer on our homemade BBQ sauce for added flavor.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

NUTRITION DISCLAIMER
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
You can freeze the cooked cutlets in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and heat on the grill, stove, or in the oven. You can also eat them cold chopped in salads or on a sandwich. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 654mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 3mg