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Preparation time
Total time
2h 30min
2 piece(s)
  • TM 31
published: 2018/02/21
changed: 2018/04/17


Seitan pulled chicken

  • 250 g Canned Chickpeas
  • 150 g Chickpea liquid, This equals ONE tin of chickpeas including the liquid in the can
  • 35 g cold water
  • 35 g Vegetable stock paste
  • 20 g white vinegar
  • 1 level tablespoon dried onion powder
  • 2 level teaspoon dried garlic powder
  • 1 level tablespoon dried mixed herbs
  • 220 g Vital wheat gluten flour

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Recipe's preparation

    Making the seitan
  1. Measure all ingredients EXCEPT the Vital wheat Gluten into bowl Closed lid"Closed lid"
  2. Blend 30s sp 9 until very smooth
  3. Measure Vital wheat Gluten into bowl Closed lid"Closed lid" and blend 15 s sp 5 until just combined.
  4. Sit for 15 mins to allow gluten to activate
  5. Mix sp 5 for 5 minutes. The gluten ball will become smooth and stretchy
  6. Steaming your seitan
  7. Clean bowl Closed lid"Closed lid" and add 1.5L of boiling water into the bowl Closed lid"Closed lid"
  8. Split the seitan into 2 portions and wrap tightly in baking paper. Place in varoma dish.
  9. Cook on varoma sp 3.5 for 60 minutes then refill water, reset and cook for a further 60 minutes (total 120 minutes varoma)
  10. Shredding the seitan
  11. Refrigerate your seitan until cold. Pull apart the loaves into shreds.


The seitan can be used as is in sandwiches, or however you would use cooked chicken breast. Stir fries, pot pie, curries, burritos, pasta.

Change the herbs to suit the intended dish- or even leave it out for a very neutral flavour..dried mixed herbs give the seitan an italian style flavour. Fresh is fine but will turn the seitan greenish. Try Coriander or flat leaf parsley!

You could also slice the loaves as a substitute for chicken loaf, slice and bread crumb for nuggets or schnitzel.

Vital Wheat Gluten is available in many health food stores, bread making supply stores, bulk food shops and online. (It may be named Vital wheat gluten, gluten flour, pure gluten)

No other flour will work, the vwg is essential to this recipe.

You do not need to use the chickpea liquid (aquafaba) in this recipe. If you wish to use it for another recipe, just replace with water and a tad salt.

You may use other beans but chickpeas are quite neutral tasting. You may add other flavourings as this recipe is very forgiving.

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    Recipe is created for
    TM 31

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Shredded chicken style seitan (vegan meat)



  • 30. August 2022 - 04:17

    djdannij: thanks for trying out that option! Good to know 😊

  • 29. August 2022 - 13:24

    JenQ: following your review, once it started jumping around I switched to dough mode, but it still did the same. Just needed to keep an eye on it. I haven't finished cooking it yet! But it looks good and feels nice and stretchy and smooth.

  • 20. October 2020 - 16:23

    Great recipe, thank you! Looking forward to using it in lots of dishes. I'm not sure if it was just me but in step 5, my Thermomix almost jumped off the counter. I had to hold onto it. Wondering if the knead setting would work for this? I also don't think I wrapped the seitan tight enough before steaming as it unwrapped as the seitan grew. Happy with the first attempt though.

  • 8. August 2020 - 12:36

    My go-to seitan! Thanks so much!

  • 21. December 2019 - 13:26

    Love it! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe Smile

  • 5. March 2018 - 23:10

    Turned out perfectly. Tasted like deli chicken.

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