Better than store-bought Seitan made with vital wheat gluten and chickpeas. Protein-packed & filling — perfect for roasting, stir-frying, or deep-frying.
A blank canvas, if you will — this is your perfect opportunity to get creative in the kitchen! For example, you can pull them apart & use those pieces in your favorite stir-fry. I used them in a vegan “chicken” Pad See Ew:
Using a food processor to “knead” the dough creates fibrous, textures nearly resembling meat. The more you process the dough, the more fibrous/meaty your homemade Seitan becomes.
I’ve been making seitan occasionally for a few years now. I’ve only made it occasionally because vital wheat gluten is expensive (in Manitoba, at least). What I love about your recipe, compared to the one I’ve been using, is that you’ve replaced $3 worth of vital wheat gluten with 20 cents worth of chickpeas (or around $1-1.70 if using canned)! So now I can make seitan more often. You rock. Thank you for a great recipe! I made it yesterday and I think it will be great in a vegan chicken salad sandwich and in curry dishes.
where did this concept of chicken come from? did u make it up?
Hi Anna!! Haha no! I didn’t make this up. Vital Wheat Gluten has actually been used for centuries to make meat replacements. It’s most often seen in Buddhist cuisine!
Hi George, your recipe is one of the best meat/chicken replacement I’ve tried so far. It’s not gummy at all and so tender. Thanks a lot for it! I fried it, and served it with kale, white cabbage, udon noodles and your dan dan noodle sauce (one of my other favourites 😀 ). Great work! I’m very excited for the recipes to come.
Can this be frozen to be used at a later date?
Yes! it can last at least 3 months in the freezer.