Seitan Chick’n Nuggets

Note: If you’re looking for a gluten-free nugget option, check out this recipe!

How to make the best crispy “chicken nuggets” vegan-style! If you don’t have an Instant Pot you can do this on the stove! Just simmer in a pot for 45 mins – 1 hour. 

Instant Pot: https://amzn.to/2xpXNc3
Vital wheat gluten : https://iherb.co/g4i8qN4W
Nutritional yeast:
Garbanzo bean flour:
Coconut oil:


Seitan Chick’n Nuggets

  • Author: Liv B
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 servings 1x




  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp chickpea flour
  • 3/41 cup vegan chicken broth or vegetable brothBREADING:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose or whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp paprika salt & pepper to tastePLUS:
  • 21/2 cups broth for simmering
  • oil for frying


  1. Whisk together seitan dry ingredients until combined. Add broth and stir until it forms a dough ball.
  2. Knead a few times with your hands until dough has no dry spots.
  3. Add rest of broth to instant pot. Rip off chunks of seitan and add to pot. Cook on “manual” for 15 minutes. Once it is done, quick release steam.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk together breading ingredients. When seitan is done, toss in the breading mixture until coated.
  5. Head a large frying pan with oil. When hot, add seitan and fry a few minutes per side until crispy and golden brown. Remove from pan and plate into a paper towel-lined bowl to remove excess grease.
  6. Enjoy!

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