Making CHICKEN from Wheat!! Seitan Fried Chicken

Making CHICKEN from Wheat!! Seitan Fried Chicken

Today we are making chicken from wheat gluten.. vital wheat gluten. Most people know this recipe as Seitan. Seitan is made by using the protein of wheat to form a dough. It cooks, looks and when flavored right, taste just like chicken!Last week I made my first video in the plant based chicken series Chicken from grapefruit! Hope you enjoy part 2! – JOIN the SauceSquad – to print recipes and merchandise!!!Music by Joakim Karud
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cups Vital Wheat Gluten
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp poultry seasoning
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 1/2 not chicken bouillon cubes or veggie broth
  • bread crumbs
  • flour
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp salt
  • crushed black pepper
  • Egg replacement powder


  • Mix together wheat, yeast and seasoning
  • add 1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp veggie chicken broth or veggie broth
  • mix together well
  • then kneed for 5-8 minutes until smooth and not very sticky
  • Boil 4 cups broth and 2 cups water
  • Cut wheat gluten dough into half sized cutlet pieces
  • drop wheat gluten slices into boiling broth and boil for 30 minutes flipping half way though
  • Coat seitan with flour then egg replacer, then bread crumb
  • fill large skillet with 1 inch of vegetable oil
  • fry until golden brown!
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