Spicy Seitan Buffalo "Wings"

Seitan buffalo "wings"
Vegan seitan buffalo "wings"

 Jolinda Hackett

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
303 Calories
23g Fat
6g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 303
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 167mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Spicy seitan buffalo "wings" are a vegetarian and vegan substitute for traditional pub Buffalo wings but with all the same seasonings and flavor and fried goodness smothered in melty margarine (make sure it's vegan margarine if needed!) and hot wing sauce, just like the original Buffalo wings made from chicken. It's really all about the sauce. We've made this recipe with a few different types of sauce, but when in doubt, Frank's Red Hot Original Buffalo Wing Sauce is a classic choice. We're personally a fan for many reasons, but one reason is that it is very low in sugar and it doesn't have any added high fructose corn syrup. Oh, and because it's delicious!

Seitan doesn't come with wings any more than buffaloes do, but these meatless Buffalo wings are cooked up with hot sauce and margarine for the same spicy flavor. If you're a vegetarian or vegan who misses Buffalo wings (or knows someone who does), you won't be disappointed with this recipe!

Need a gluten-free vegan hot wing idea? Try this version of vegetarian hot wings made with tofu, or, if you just can't get enough vegetarian wing ideas, try these Chinese sesame "chicken" wings or these vegan cauliflower buffalo wings - yum!


  • 1 pound seitan, sliced into strips

  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • Oil, for frying

  • 1/3 cup margarine, melted

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, or wing sauce like Frank's Red Hot Wing Sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. First, coat your chopped seitan with the garlic powder and onion powder. then lightly fry in vegetable oil or canola oil over medium-high heat for 5 to 7 minutes, or until lightly browned on all sides.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the melted margarine and hot sauce.

  3. Place the seitan in the bowl and stir to coat well.

  4. The coating with firm up as it cools, leaving you with a delicious, coated seitan Buffalo wing which is just as sticky and delicious as the real thing. Enjoy!