Seitan Vegan Chicken

Hi Everyone!

I am so excited to share with you my Seitan Chicken Recipe! First I want to say I was deathly afraid of seitan when I first started cooking and creating vegan food. I loved eating it but I was terrified about making it because it just seemed too easy to make that I knew that if I did it I would 100% screw it up and fun fact, I did, multiple times. After a trying other people’s recipes a few times, reading articles on how to make it, watching videos, and reading other people horrors on making seitan I finally figured out the right method for me and that is how I came up with the below recipe.

Now I want to give a disclaimer, this recipe is how to create and initially cook a seitan chicken loaf. After creating this loaf, I need to come up with a better word than loaf, there are endless possibilities you will have to turn it into whatever you want! And I am happy to give some examples. You can slice it and grill it and put it in a salad, you can roast the whole loaf in the oven with some broth and vegetables and turn it into a roast, you can cool it down slice it thin and eat it in a sandwich, you can cube it pan fry it and put it on tacos. The way I look at this seitan chicken recipe is this will give you a blank slate to create so many other recipes that you may have added grilled chicken to in your non-vegan days.

So, with all of that said, I hope you enjoy this Seitan Chicken and I look forward to seeing all of the fun things you create with it!

Seitan Chicken

Servings: Approximately 5

Prep Time: Approximately 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 50 Minutes

For the Dough:

- 1 ½ Cups Vital Wheat Gluten

- 1/3 Cup All Purpose Flour, plus a sprinkling when kneading

- 1 ½ Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast

- 2 Tbsp. Trader Joe’s Chicken-less Seasoning

- ½ Tsp. Garlic Powder

- ½ Tsp. Onion Powder

- 1 ½ Cups Vegetable Stock

For the Simmer Broth:

- 5 Cups of Water

- 1 ½ Tbsp. Better than Bouillon No Chicken Base

- 2 Cloves of Garlic, Slightly Smashed


- In a medium bowl, add the vital wheat gluten, all purpose flour, nutritional yeast, chicken-less seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder and mix slightly so all ingredients are incorporated

- Once all the dry ingredients are mixed in the bowl add in the vegetable stock and mix until the dough comes together. This happens quickly, approximately a minute

- Once the dough comes together sprinkle a small amount of all purpose flour onto the dough, approximately ¼ Tsp., and begin kneading the dough

- Knead the dough for approximately 5 minutes until it feels more elastic and springs back at you

- Once the dough is kneaded, shape it into a log and wrap it in cheesecloth and tie off both sides tightly and let it rest while you set up the simmering broth

- In a medium pot add in the water, bouillon base, and smashed garlic cloves and bring to a boil

- Once the broth comes to a boil bring the heat down to low and the broth down to a simmer