Ahh! Who doesn’t love the very nutritious, delightful, and affordable CHICKEN? It is one such meal that pleases people of all ages and nationalities with its fantastic flavor and is protein-rich. Meat-lovers consider chicken a go-to healthier option because it contains less cholesterol and saturated fat. And as we all know, it is very versatile in cooking and serving, rather than just being mouth-watering and highly satisfying. Hold on, Vegans! I have an easy peasy homemade vegan chicken recipe for you all.

This is a chickpea and seitan (vital wheat gluten) based chicken recipe with some amazing herbs and spices. You will love to eat this heavenly and super flavorful fried chicken every other time in different ways. Enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just when you want. A few recipes using vegan chicken could be Vegan Butter Chicken, Vegan Sour Cream Enchiladas, Vegan Tikka Masala, Vegan Chicken Nuggets, and Vegan Pot Pie.

About Vegan Chicken Recipe:

Our homemade vegan fried chicken is absolutely delicious and tempting. It tastes just like authentic chicken with a perfect ‘meaty’ texture. You can avoid all the artificial additives and save money with this chicken recipe, which can be used to cook kebabs, chicken tikka, chicken sandwiches, burgers, salad, and lots more. I have kept it pretty simple for you to make the best vegetarian chicken at home. Prepare it for your friends during picnics, get-togethers, or any time you like. Trust me; the first bite will blow your mind! The step-by-step picture guide will help you make it just right.

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Ingredients required for Vegan Chicken Recipe: 

  • 3/4 cup Canned Chickpeas (123g) 
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast (15g)
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Sage
  • 2 tsp Vegan Chicken Spice or Vegan Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3/4 cup of Vegan Chicken Stock (180ml) or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 ½ cups of Vital Wheat Gluten (225g) *Seitan*

For Frying:

  • Vegan Butter or Oil
  • Vegan Chicken Spice 

For Serving:

  • Fresh Lemon
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Stepwise Instructions on how to make Vegan Chicken Recipe:

Mix chickpeas

STEP 1: Mix chickpeas, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, coriander powder, sage, vegan chicken spice, and Dijon mustard in a food processor.

mixing bowl and add vital gluten

STEP 2: Transfer this into a mixing bowl and add vital gluten wheat. Stir it well with a spoon, and then use your hands to combine and knead a few times properly. The goal is to make it firm from being soft and sticky.

STEP 3: Now, flatten it out on a cutting board to cut it into 4 pieces. Wrap them loosely in foil as they expand on steaming and set in the steamer for 20 minutes.

Let them cool

STEP 4: Let them cool for a few minutes after steaming before unwrapping them from the foil. Then, slice every piece lengthwise down the middle to get 8 pieces. Sprinkle them with vegan chicken spice and coat them well.

vegan butter

STEP 5: Melt some vegan butter in a pan and cook the fillets for about 5 minutes until they become crispy and brown on both sides.

Garnish the chicken

Garnish the chicken pieces with fresh parsley and lemon. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on top, and your rich and creamy vegetarian chicken is ready to eat!

How to make the Best Vegan Fried Chicken? 

Now that you know how to make plant-based chicken at home, here are a few tips for cooking vegan chicken that tastes the same. 

  • Do not knead the dough for too long, or you won’t get the chicken-like texture you want.
  • You can even add your seasoning directly to the dough for an enhanced flavor.
  • It is essential to use aluminum foil to let the dough pieces expand properly on steaming, but if you don’t want the dough to touch foul, wrap it in parchment paper first.
  • Make your veg chicken more flavorful by adding more spices and herbs of your choice.
  • Use medium tofu for best results to substitute chickpeas.

Why try the Recipe?

Well, as we all know, chicken is the most protein-dense food that can be cooked in various ways and makes a great addition to your diet. It is juicy, meaty, and incredibly tasty. There are many vegan chicken recipes on the internet, such as chickpeas or tofu. This one is a must-try because it’s simple, pretty easy, and packed with the goodness of wheat gluten and chickpeas.

The vital wheat gluten, also known as seitan, gives the chicken the perfect texture, flavor, and chewiness. Basically, it is a whole lot of gluten with minimal starch that is a great source of protein, selenium, iron, and calcium. Let’s discuss more about the nutrient profile of chickpeas.

Chicken is a very versatile dish that is loved by everyone alike. It is honestly the jack of all trades as it pairs well with literally anything and everything, whether it’s a healthy salad or creamy pasta. This can be baked, grilled, fried, or sautéed- just as you want! Chickpea seitan chicken is incredibly tasty and wholesome. You can store it for 5-7 days in the refrigerator. Below are a few ways to serve vegan chicken:

  • Salads (vegan Caesar Salad, etc.)
  • Kinds of pasta (add finely shredded and sauteed chicken to noodles)
  • Curry Dish (Vietnamese curry)
  • Sandwich (thinly sliced with lettuce, vegan mayo, and more)
  • Wraps (put the vegan chicken strip into a wrap)
  • Soups (vegan chicken noodle soup, etc.)
  • Tacos, Pie, Vegan Pizza, and more
  • Stir-Fried Veggies

I like to enjoy my Vegetarian Salad on its own with some fresh lemon juice and chopped parsley over it. And of course! A hint of salt and black pepper with some vegan mayo, perhaps. So Yummy and Divine! Go try our absolute best vegan chicken recipe.

What does Vegan Chicken taste like? 

The plant-based chicken tastes and looks very similar to the real chicken. The seasoning gives it an excellent taste as the chicken is usually bland. Remember to knead the dough a few times by pressing it with your hands to get the right texture and chewy chicken bite.

How to make Gluten-Free Fried Chicken?

To make vegan, gluten-free chicken at home, you can simply replace the vital wheat gluten with xanthan gum. Just make sure to use ½ tsp gum for every cup of flour. 

Health Benefits of Chickpeas:

  • They are full of fiber, essential vitamins, and minerals, keeping you full for a long time and improving your overall health.
  • It is high in plant protein that boosts bone health and is an excellent meat substitute.
  • Chickpeas are also rich in magnesium and potassium, which can help prevent cancer and other chronic disorders.
  • Iron, copper, selenium, and zinc found in this legume, commonly known as garbanzo beans, help to manage blood sugar levels and also aids in digestion.
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THE BEST VEGAN CHICKEN RECIPE – VEGETARIAN CHICKEN

I have the perfect plant-based chicken recipe for all vegetarians. YES! You heard that right!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course vegan
Cuisine american
Servings 8 people
Calories 9 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup Canned Chickpeas (123g)
  • 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast (15g)
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Dried Sage
  • 2 tbsp Vegan Chicken Spice or Vegan Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 3/4 cups Vegan Chicken Stock (180ml) or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 ½ cup Vital Wheat Gluten (225g) *Seitan*

For Frying:

  • Vegan Butter or Oil
  • Vegan Chicken Spice

For Serving:

  • Fresh Lemon
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Mix chickpeas, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, coriander powder, sage, vegan chicken spice, and Dijon mustard in a food processor.
  • Transfer this into a mixing bowl and add vital gluten wheat. Stir it well with a spoon, and then use your hands to combine and knead a few times properly. The goal is to make it firm from being soft and sticky.
  • Now, flatten it out on a cutting board to cut it into 4 pieces. Wrap them loosely in foil as they expand on steaming and set in the steamer for 20 minutes.
  • Let them cool for a few minutes after steaming before unwrapping them from the foil. Then, slice every piece lengthwise down the middle to get 8 pieces. Sprinkle them with vegan chicken spice and coat them well.
  • Melt some vegan butter in a pan and cook the fillets for about 5 minutes until they become crispy and brown on both sides.
  • Garnish the chicken pieces with fresh parsley and lemon. Sprinkle sea salt and black pepper on top, and your rich and creamy vegetarian chicken is ready to eat!

Nutrition

Calories: 9kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.4gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.03gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 22mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 18IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.5mg
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