I've never made seitan before, but the photo of the Chicken-Style Seitan in The Happy Herbivore Cookbook looks so amazing, I've been dying to dry it.
Turns out, making seitan is simple. The Happy Herbivore version is made with vital wheat gluten and seasonings. You mix them together with water to form a dough, cut it into pieces, and get something that looks like this.Then you add the dough to a pot of broth and seasonings and cook it for an hour. You then bake it for about 25 minutes until it forms a skin similar to chicken. The recipe suggested using the leftover cooking broth to make gravy, which was super easy to do by just adding some soymilk and a little cornstarch.
The result:Yum! Delicious on its own covered in gravy, but I'll definitely make this again for wraps or maybe to add to pasta.