|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 Portions (4 Servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|*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.|
This vegan seitan "chicken" dish is deep-fried, so it isn't particularly healthy, though it is cholesterol-free and also very tasty. Deep-fried seitan and a blend of spices create a dish that's surprisingly similar in appearance and taste to fried chicken. If you like southern fried chicken, try seitan made with all the same ingredients, including a spicy batter and a coat of flour for the perfect amount of crispiness. Make sure you have some ketchup or an accompanying condiment or even some vegan cornbread to serve alongside your "fried chicken".
- 1 teaspoon salt (or seasoned salt)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Optional: 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- Optional: 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup mustard
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 pound seitan (or another chicken substitute, cut into 1- to 2-inch square pieces)
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 to 5 minutes until golden brown, turning once. Drain on a paper towel and serve with ketchup, ranch dressing, honey mustard, hot sauce, or barbecue sauce.