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Serves: 4
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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Totaltime: 25 minutes

the quickest and easiest seitan recipe ever!! This vegan chicken alternative is simple to whip up and perfect to add to any meal. Crispy crunchy on the outside, and tender chewy in the middle.


  • For the seitan:

    ¾ cup vital wheat gluten
    ¼ cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon vegetable broth powder
    ½ teaspoon onion powder
    ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    ¼ teaspoon salt
    2/3 cup water

    For the sauce (optional, see notes for other sauce ideas):
    3 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
    3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 tablespoons water
    1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    ½ teaspoon sesame oil
    2 tablespoons light oil for frying, (such as canola or vegetable)

    1 tablespoon sesame seeds, for garnish
    1 small handful chopped green onions or chopped chives, for garnish


  • Add about an inch of water to a pot with a steamer basket and bring to a light boil.

    In the meantime, whisk together the vital wheat gluten, flour, vegetable broth powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Pour in the water and mix to form a ball of dough. Lightly grease the steamer basket, then tear off bite-sized pieces of the seitan dough and place them in a single layer in the steamer basket. Cover, and steam the seitan for 10 minutes.

    In the meantime, in a small bowl or a measuring glass, mix together the Thai sweet chili sauce, hoisin, soy sauce, water, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Set aside.

    When the seitan is done steaming, heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large skillet or non-stick pan. Use tongs to remove the seitan bites from the steamer basket, and place them into the hot oil in the pan. Be careful as it may splatter. Cook the seitan bites a few minutes per side until they are golden brown and crispy.

    Remove from the heat and add the sauce and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired and serve hot.
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