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Best vegan chicken

The best vegan chicken recipe made from seitan. Easy to make, one bowl and high in protein. You won't believe how delicious and versatile this plant based chicken is. Can be used just like chicken. In a stir fry, breaded, chicken nuggets, soups, or fried up like a chicken breast. No cholesterol.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: seitan, vegan chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and mix well. Then add all of the liquid ingredients. It will seem a bit mushy at first. With your hands, knead the dough for at least 5 minutes, to get the gluten to activate and for the dough to start forming and becoming more stretchy. The longer the knead for, the more chewy and dense it will become.
    1½ cups vital wheat gluten flour, ⅓ cup chickpea flour, ⅓ cup nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning, 1½ cups chicken flavored vegan broth or bouillon, ½ teaspoon liquid smoke, 2 tablespoons tahini, 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • Cut the dough into 4-6 parts. Form into chicken patty shapes. Wrap each piece up TIGHTLY in aluminum foil. Set them all in a steamer basket with a tight fitting lid and water. Steam for 40 minutes, check that there is enough water, add more if needed. Steam for another 20 minutes.
  • Let cool for 30 minutes. Then you can cook it any way you would chicken. Marinate it, bread it, cut it into pieces, or fry it in a pan.

Notes

This will last in the fridge about a week. Or freezer for 3 months. Thaw before cooking. 
Can be used just like chicken: marinate it, bread it, turn into chicken nuggets, put it in soups and a stir fry. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Best vegan chicken
Amount per Serving
Calories
224
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
5
g
8
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
704
mg
31
%
Potassium
 
222
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
15
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
32
g
64
%
Vitamin A
 
179
IU
4
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
75
mg
8
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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