Seitan is a must have for anyone learning plant-based cooking and this recipe will show you how to make your seitan feel and taste the same as chicken. Seitan is simmered in broth to achieve a slightly softer texture than you would get by cooking or steaming it. It’s the perfect building block for a myriad of tasty dishes.
Chicken Seitan [Vegan]
For the dry ingredients:
- 7 ounces of vital wheat gluten
- 1/4 cup chickpea flour
- 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
- 2 tablespoons mixed Italian herbs
- 2 teaspoons Himalayan pink salt
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
For wet ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
- 1 cup of vegetable broth
For the broth:
- In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients so that they are evenly distributed.
- Whisk the wet ingredients together and add them to the dry ingredients.
- Stir the mixture well until you have a big sticky ball.
- Remove the seitan from the bowl onto a cutting board and knead it for about a minute. Let sit for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Bring the vegetable broth and tamari to a boil. Once boiling, lower the water to low heat.
- Cut the seitan into three large buns and add them carefully to the simmering broth. Partially cover the pot and simmer for 45-55 minutes, turning the seitan occasionally. Make sure the pot is large enough to accommodate the seitan as it grows.
- Once cooked, drain the seitan and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes until it has cooled slightly. You can now serve the seitan or refrigerate it for later use.
Total Calories: 1163 | Total carbohydrates: 65 g | Total fat: 19 g | Total protein: 166 g | Total sodium: 9380 g | Total sugar: 10 g Calculation including broth. Note: The information displayed is based on the ingredients and preparation available. It should not be considered as a substitute for the advice of a professional nutritionist.