Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Herbivore Chicken-Style Seitan

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.


  1. Oh my gosh, yours look amazing! I don't have the book yet but this photo will suffice. They look a little bizarre pre-cooking but that cornstarch coating must really be the way to go.

  2. How come mine never look so good ?? ;) the result looks so delicious - i think i'm gonna make this right now, but i'll try your way, it looks so much better! I'll let you know how it turned out! thank you.