How To Make Vegan Chicken (Seitan Chicken)

How To Make Vegan Chicken (Seitan Chicken) Recipe

By Earth of Maria

🔪Prep Time: 10 mins


4 oz chickpeas

4 oz cannellini beans

1 tbsp dried coriander

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 tbsp water

1 tsp garlic powder

7 oz aquafaba

7 oz vital wheat gluten


1Add the chickpeas, cannellini beans, dried coriander, apple cider vinegar, water, garlic powder and aquafaba to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. It will look runny, but do not worry as the texture will be very firm once we add the vital wheat gluten.

2Add the vital wheat gluten and blend on a low speed for around a minute, until a lump of dough forms. Allow it to sit for around 2 minutes, in order for the flour to hydrate. Then, blend once again, for around 30 seconds more.

3Transfer the seitan to a flat surface and knead for 20-30 seconds. Don't knead too much, because this will cause it to develop a dry and overly chewy texture, which we want to avoid. Shape into a dough ball.

4Cut the dough ball in half, then gently shape each half into an oval shape. Transfer the dough to the base of a sheet of parchment paper and roll it up tightly, tucking the paper in around the edges.

5Place a steamer basket over a saucepan of lightly simmering water and put the two pieces of seitan inside. Cover and leave to steam for 55 minutes – 1 hour.

6The vegan chicken is now ready to use! If you want pulled chicken that's extra stringy and with a super realistic texture, I would recommend leaving it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before using. Otherwise, it's ready to be used as you wish!

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