When I first said I would stick to a plant based diet I thought about having to say goodbye to all of my favorite dishes… like brown stew chicken.
But, I found a way to eat this dish without any of the guilt! Replace the chicken with a vegan option. In this case we’re using seitan, but you can use any meat alternative you want for your brown stew.
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What is brown stew chicken?
Brown Stew Chicken is a classic Caribbean dish that is typically made with chicken that is browned in a flavorful sauce. The dish is known for its rich and savory flavors, making it a favorite among many.
However, for those looking for a plant-based alternative, seitan (also known as wheat gluten) is a great substitute. It’s important to note that seitan should be cooked in a flavorful broth or marinade to give it a nice flavor, as it is quite bland on its own.
What is seitan?
Seitan, also known as wheat gluten, is a meat-like food made from the main protein found in wheat. It is often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian and vegan dishes because of its chewy texture and ability to absorb flavors.
The process of making seitan involves separating the gluten from the starch in wheat flour by rinsing it repeatedly in water until all that remains is a stretchy, protein-dense dough.
One of the benefits of using seitan in this recipe is that it can absorb the rich flavors of the sauce and spices, creating a satisfying and hearty dish. Additionally, seitan is a good source of protein, making it a great option for vegetarians and vegans.
Furthermore, it is a great source of iron, making it a great alternative for people who are looking to increase their iron intake.
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How do I make vegan brown stew?
To make brown stew seitan, simply replace the chicken with sliced seitan in your recipe. Cook the seitan in the same way you would cook chicken, and it will take on the flavors of the sauce and spices.
It’s important to note that seitan should be cooked in a flavorful broth or marinade to give it a nice flavor, as it is quite bland on its own.
This recipe is easy to make and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. With the rich and savory flavors, this dish is perfect for any occasion.
Give this recipe a try, it is sure to be a hit with your family and friends and you will love the delicious and satisfying taste of the brown stew seitan.
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Vegan Brown Stew Chicken Seitan Recipe
- ½ onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp ginger chopped
- ⅓ red chili pepper chopped
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1½ tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 tbsp thyme
- 1 cup seitan pieces
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 bay leaf
- to taste salt and pepper
- Combine onion, garlic, chili pepper and ginger in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients to create a marinade. Allow mixture to marinate for at least 25 minutes.
- After 25 minutes, add oil to pot and cook only the seitan from the marinade on medium heat until it becomes crispy.
- Once seitan is cooked, remove from pot and add everything in the marinade to the pot and cook for a few minutes on low heat.
- Add vegetable and bay leaf to the pot and bring to a boil, then cover and allow to simmer for an hour.
- After an hour, bring off heat and serve seitan with brown stew gravy.
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