Recipe by Greg’s Vegan Gourmet: The over-the-top vegan food you are craving, by Greg Bellefontaine.
Starting off Monday the right way with an incredible Pretzel Crusted Sweet Maple Mustard “Chicken” Sandwich! The absolute best crispy pretzel-crusted vegan chicken, drizzled with sweet and tangy creamy maple mustard sauce, and topped off with crunchy iceberg lettuce. The pretzel “chicken” is crispy on the outside, yet soft and tender inside the crispy breaded coating. This burger is as good if not better than it looks, and I’m still dreaming about it days after making it!
Between Liv and I, we’ve made this intricate recipe about as easy as can be from a cooking standpoint. From the ease of Liv’s delicious instant pot seitan chicken recipe, to the decadent yet super simple maple mustard sauce, this hits all of your cravings in one giant, savoury, sweet, delicious sandwich! And bonus- its easy to make right in your very own kitchen.
Sandwiches and burgers are easily my favourite thing to film and photograph, and if you’ve been following along on my Instagram, you know I make A LOT of them! If you asked anyone that knows me, they’ll tell you I was born without a sweet tooth (much to Liv’s disappointment, given her love for sweets!) but it’s not entirely true as far as burgers and sandwiches go! To me, a perfect balance of sweet and salty can’t be beat. Whether it’s adding a bit of blackberry jam into a brie and bacon grilled cheese, or a tangy honey garlic sauce on my meatball sub, I can’t get enough of it! That theme continues into today’s recipe, accented by the contrast of salty pretzel coated seitan chicken and a sweet and tangy maple mustard sauce!
Looking for more sandwich/burger inspo? Check out these EPIC ones from my Instagram:
- Turkey Pesto Double Decker Panini
- Everything Bagel N’ Egg Sandwich
- Seitan Pastrami & Bacon Focaccia Sandwich
Everything about this chicken burger is SO GOOD and you’ll want to make enough to share ! At the very least you’ll have lots of leftovers, and trust me, you’ll want them!
This is not my most minimal ingredient, time-sensitive recipe. But that doesn’t meant it is difficult by any means! There are a few steps, and you do need to have a little time to make them, although the seitan chicken is super quick if you have an Instant Pot – or you can cheat and use Real Fake Meats Chick’n or another store bought unbreded chick’n to save time. Alternatively, you can prep the chick’n ahead of time for quick and easy pan-frying throughout the week!
The “chicken” is made of only a few simple ingredients, vital wheat gluten, vegan chicken broth, chickpea flour. It’s then coated in a mixture of flour, spices and pretzel crumbs! After that, toast your favourite fresh pretzel buns (or any burger buns you like), chop your lettuce and add a good drizzle of our fine-tuned maple mustard sauce, a mixture of maple syrup, mustard and mayo!
That’s it! simple, delicious and will have you, and whoever you share with, coming back for seconds! ENJOY 🙂