Jamaican Style Vegan Jerk Chicken Seitan in Air Fryer
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Recreating the spicy deliciousness of Jamaican jerk chicken, without sacrificing a chicken. This recipe delivers the flavor, texture and heat very close to the original. Start with the seitan, then add your jerk seasoning.
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Recipe Type: Entrees
Cuisine: Vegan
Number Servings: 6 servings
What You Need
  • Dry Ingredients
  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 2 Tablespoons garbanzo bean flour
  • 1.5 tsps poultry seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Wet Ingredients
  • ¾ cup cold water
  • 2 teaspoons Tamari or liquid aminos
  • 1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire style sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon plant milk
  • Simmering Broth Ingredients
  • 6 cups water
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Better Than Bouillon "not-chicken" seasoning paste
  • Additional Ingredients
  • 1 jar Walkerswood mild or spicy jerk seasoning (depending on your palate)
  • Cooking spray
How to Do It
  1. Put water in 4 quart pot and add seasoning paste. Set heat to low while you prepare the seitan.
  2. Place all your wet ingredients in a large measuring cup or small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, put all the dry ingredients and stir to mix well together. Push to the side so there is a well in the center.
  4. Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the well while you stir smoothly to blend with the dry ingredients. Keep pouring and stirring until mixture is too thick to stir, then get in there and mix all the dry ingredients in with your hands.
  5. Turn mixture out of the bowl and knead for 1-2 minutes. Do not overknead or you'll make your seitan firmer than we want for this recipe.
  6. As you knead, stretch and pull dough into a rectangular or square shape about ½ thick.
  7. Cut dough into 3" strips, and drop them into your lightly simmering broth. You do not want a full boil, just a light bubbling of the stock. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  8. Preheat your air fryer to 350 according to manufacturers directions. Lightly spray interior with non-stick spray to prevent seitan from sticking.
  9. Remove seitan pieces from stock and brush half with jerk seasoning. This is not meat, so there is no need for it to "marinate" in the jerk seasoning. Spritz with non-stick cooking spray.
  10. Add the seasoned seitan to your air fryer without over crowding, and cook for 10-12 minutes. Turn and cook another 8-10 minutes, or until seitan has developed dark brown edges and has crisped slightly.
  11. Remove and repeat with remaining seitan.
  12. Serve with Jamaican Peas & RIce.
Recipe by Blacks Going Vegan! at http://blacksgoingvegan.com/jamaican-style-peas-rice-vegan-jerk-chicken-style-seitan/