Challenge: Fried Chicken
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Serves: 8
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 TBSP vegan worcestershire
  • 2 cups vital wheat gluten
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp poultry seasoning
  • 1¼ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 TBSP vegan worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 cup plain soy milk
  • 1 TBSP white vinegar
  • ¾ plain flour
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • Oil for frying
  1. Fill a large pot with the broth, garlic and bay leaves, cover and bring to a boil.
  2. While it's heating, mix together the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, spices and chickpea flour and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center and add broth, soy sauce, and, olive oil.
  4. Knead for 3-5 minutes. It will become quite tough, but keep going. The end product will be so much better for it.
  5. Divide into 8 even pieces.
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Stretch each piece into a cutlet, pressing the cutlet into the counter to smooth the surface.
  8. Once your broth is boiling, lower the heat to a simmer.
  9. Add the gluten pieces and partially cover pot so that steam can escape.
  10. Let simmer (try not to let it boil at all) for 45 minutes, turning occasionally.
  11. The cutlets will almost double in size during cooking, so keep that in mind when choosing a pot size.
  12. Once done, remove seitan and allow to cool.
  13. While cooling, prepare your breading.
  14. Mix soy milk and vinegar together in a shallow bowl, allow to sit.
  15. Mix flour, cornmeal, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic and paprika in another bowl.
  16. Heat oil up in a pot. There should about 2 inches of oil in the bottom of the pot. You'll know it's done when you insert the end of a wooden spoon in the oil and little bubbles form around instantly. Oil should not be smoking.
  17. While oil is heating up, take cooled seitan pieces and coat in soy milk mixture and then dredge in the flour mixture until well coated.
  18. Place coated seitan pieces 2 at a time (depending on the size of your pot) in the oil and cook for 3-4 minutes of each side until golden brown.
  19. Serve!
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