“Chicken” Tacos…

We made a delish version of chicken tacos today using Seitan!  Seitan….what is that?, you might be asking yourself.  It is a mock meat substitute made from wheat gluten.  It has the same texture as chicken and will take on any flavor that you add to it.  I have had it out at various vegan restaurants in Orange Chicken and on a Philly Cheese sandwich.  I purchased the Seitan in a package in the refrigerated case of our local health food store Chucks.  This is a healthy substitute, if you are wanting to watch your calories or try going veg for a day!

Mock Chicken Tacos

1 package of Seitan, drained

fresh toppings:

chopped cilantro

green onions

sliced baby peppers




cheese (optional, I happen to LOVE cheese and eat it in moderation, but for a true vegan meal leave it off)

crunchy or soft taco shells ( I really like the crunchy shells that are flat on the bottom, it make it so much easier to stuff the tacos)

To make the tacos, just drain the seitan and stir fry like you would to make chicken tacos.  I seasoned mine with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.

Stir fry the seitan just like chicken….it really looks like the real deal, doesn’t it?

Then just stuff the tacos!  I am in love with these baby peppers.  My husband thinks it is silly, because they are, after all just baby bell peppers, but I personally think they taste better!


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