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Technique for Seitan Chicken

Recipe for Seitan Chicken that can be used as shredded chicken in vegan enchiladas.


· 1 cup of vital wheat gluten (also known as the "meat" of the wheat plant, or "gluten de trigo vital" in Spanish)

· 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast (a fancy way of saying "delicious, cheese-flavored flakes that make everything taste better")

· 1 tsp of onion powder (because who doesn't love the taste of onions?)

· 1 tsp of garlic powder (because garlic makes everything taste better)

· 1 tsp of paprika (for a nice, smokey flavor)

· 1 tsp of poultry seasoning (because even vegans like to pretend they're eating chicken sometimes)

· 1/2 tsp of salt

· 1 cup of water

· 2 tbsp of soy sauce (for an extra savory kick)


· In a large mixing bowl, combine the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, poultry seasoning, and salt. Mix well.

· In a separate bowl, whisk together the water and soy sauce.

· Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until a dough forms. Knead the dough for about 3 minutes until it becomes elastic and springy. If you're feeling extra sassy, you can sing "Knead it, knead it, knead it good" to the tune of "Need You Tonight" by INXS while you do this step.

· Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces. Using your hands, shape each piece into a chicken breast shape. If you're having trouble shaping the dough, just close your eyes and picture yourself on the cover of a vegan cooking magazine. That should give you the motivation you need.

· Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the seitan chicken breasts. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the seitan cook for 45 minutes, turning occasionally.

· Remove the seitan from the pot and let it cool. Once cooled, shred the seitan using a fork or your hands.

Use the shredded seitan as a replacement for shredded chicken in your vegan enchiladas. Top with a generous amount of tomatillo sauce and any other toppings you desire. Enjoy!

¡Buen provecho! (That's Spanish for "enjoy your meal!") I hope this recipe brings a little bit of joy and flavor to your vegan enchilada game. Happy cooking!

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