Sesame Chicken Using Seitan

Sesame chicken is a dish you’d find in a Chinese restaurant, however it is not a very authentic Chinese dish. You won’t find battered chicken coated in sweet sauce and tossed in sesame seeds in China. Instead, you’ll find another dish with similar flavor profiles called La Zi Ji. It’s an authentic Sichuan dish that has fried chicken breasts with peppercorns, toasted sesame oil, and chiles.

With that being said, the chances of you finding vegan sesame chicken in China are even slimmer. Matter of fact, the chances of you finding vegan sesame chicken in the USA are pretty slim. That’s why I’ve made this recipe, for people like us.

I used seitan as my protein in this recipe, however this recipe could work with mushroom, jackfruit, tofu, tempeh, etc… The possibilities with this recipe are endless!

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Vegan Sesame Chicken Seitan

  • Servings: 4 people
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 seitan cutlet
  • 1 cup wet dredging mixture from Vegan Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe
  • 1 cup dry dredging mixture from Vegan Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp roasted sesame seeds


  1. Cut the seitan into bite size pieces and set up wet and dry dredging mixtures.
  2. Coat seitan into the dry mixture first, then the wet, then back to the dry.
  3. Place coated seitan onto a pan with oil on low to medium heat and fry on both sides until golden brown.
  4. Once fried, remove from pan and allow any excess oil to drip off.
  5. In a clean pan on low heat, combine remaining ingredients and stir until it has developed into a sauce.
  6. Stir the fried seitan into the sauce and cook for a couple minutes until the seitan is fully coated, stirring frequently.

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I cook with purpose, through creating delicious plant based recipes. I want to change the stigma of plants only cooking and I believe that giving food inspiration to others is the best way to help spread the word. Browse through my recipes and you'll be breaking thru your food boundaries in no time.

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