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5 from 2 votes

Easy Vegan Seitan Chicken Recipe

This vegan seitan chicken is the best seitan recipe you'll ever try! The texture is unreal and it's a great source of plant-based protein.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: high-protein, seitan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 175kcal


  • 240 g chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 ½ cups
  • 20 g tahini 1 tbsp
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp mushroom powder
  • ¾ cup vegetable broth
  • 160 g seitan powder 1 ⅛ cup


  • Add all ingredients except the seitan powder to a food processor/blender and blend until very smooth.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the seitan. Using a wooden spoon, combine everything until it comes together and forms a dough.
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into two equal pieces and add each piece to a food processor on low/medium speed for 5 minutes. The dough should be very smooth and elastic.
  • Tightly wrap each piece of dough into a piece of aluminum foil (or a cheese cloth).
  • Place the parcels in a steaming basket and steam for 2 hours (medium-low temperature). Check back in between to make sure there is enough water in the pot.
  • Remove the dough parcels from the heat and let them cool down completely. Then you can pull apart the individual seitan strands.