Chickless chicken...chickpea and seitan chicken recipe

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

This seitan chicken substitute is great in a sauce, or sandwich with lots of salad and mayo, sliced or cubed, marinated, or cooked on a kebab, basically all your favourite chicken recipes! It shreds and slices with the texture of meat too. It's easy to make, incredibly versatile and has a fantastic texture that lends itself to all manner of chicken dishes! It keeps well in the fridge or freezer - I make a batch, tear it into chunks, and freeze it ready for whatever I'm making

This was a bit of a trial and error of techniques and ingredients, but the "chuck it all in" method prevailed!

I have recently discovered Massel Chicken Stock...ridiculously chickeny but vegan! I haven't seen it any supermarkets, but is available online, including on Amazon. You will see I haven't added salt to the recipe, the stock powder is quite salty already, but that is my personal taste. I found the miso paste in Tesco

As with all my seitan recipes, anything for the easy life, I use my breadmaker to knead the dough, but works just as well by hand


1 400g tin chickpeas, including the liquid

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp white miso paste (see notes above)

1 1/2 tbsps Massel Chicken Stock Powder

1 tsp garlic granules

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp dried sage

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

150g vital wheat gluten


Put all the ingredients apart from the gluten into a food processor and whizz until very smooth. Add to a large bowl or bread maker (see notes above)

Add the gluten and either knead by hand or in the breadmaker for around 12 minutes. The length of time is really important to develop the meaty fibres

Form the dough into a fat cylinder shape and wrap tightly in foil

Place into a steamer and cook for an hour and a half

Keeping the chickpea chicken wrapped in foil, remove from the steamer and leave to cool. The finished product can be cut into chunks, thinly sliced, or shredded, and frozen to use in different recipes, like Chickless Coronation or Tandoori Chickpea Chicken

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