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Vegan Fried "Chicken" Seitan

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Vegan Fried
Vegan fried "chicken" made with seitan. This fried seitan "chicken" dish is deep fried, so it isn't particularly healthy, though it is cholesterol-free and it sure is good! Deep fried seitan and a blend of spices create a dish that's really quite similar in appearance and taste to chicken! If you like southern fried chicken, try vegan southern fried seitan!

See also: More vegetarian seitan recipes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 tsp salt or seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • dash cayenne (optional)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 lb seitan or other chicken substitute, cut into 1-2" square pieces
  • oil for frying


In a medium to large bowl, mix together the salt, onion powder, garlic powder, flour, black pepper, cayenne and nutritional yeast.

In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mustard and water. Add 1/3 cup of the flour mixture to the mustard mixture and combine well.

Add baking powder to the flour mixture and combine well.

Coat pieces of seitan or mock chicken with the mustard batter, then coat each piece with the dry flour mixture.

Fry chunks of "chicken" in the oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet for 3-5 minutes, turning once until golden brown. Drain on a paper towel, serve with ketchup or barbeque sauce and enjoy!

Tip: If your chunks are turning brown or black rather than a crispy golden brown, your oil is probably too hot! Reduce the heat a small amount and try again.

See also:
What is seitan?
How to Make Seitan

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Mexican Seitan Fajitas
Spicy Seitan Buffalo "Wings"
Basic Barbecue Seitan
Barley and Seitan Pilaf
Chinese Stir-Fry with Seitan
Creole Style Seitan
Tandoori Barbecue Seitan



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 5 out of 5
delicious, Guest Shannon

I made this for my husband and I for dinner with some pepper gravy and homemade biscuits with a side of broccoli. Would make again and you don't have to use a lot of oil to make this, just a small amount will do on the bottom of the pan. I used homemade seitan to make this recipe.

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