Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 77: Vegan Chick Fillet

I'm not really a fan of Chick-fil-a, for obvious reasons. But I always thought their advertising was kind of cute. I could kind of relate. Now I eat, and spell like a cow. For all my critics out there lets just let that one go.

Chicken was the first thing to go when I started going vegetarian. After killing a chicken there is no going back! But with all the blood and guts aside, chicken is a very tasty meat....minus the whole meat part. This recipe makes a great breaded chicken patty that any herbivore would be happy to eat.

Vegan Chik -fil-A

1 c cooked garbanzo beans
1/2 c cooked rice
1/2 c bread crumbs
2 vegan chicken or vegetable bullion cubes
1 clove garlic
2 tb soy sauce
1 pinch sage
1 pinch paprika
2 heaping tb vital wheat gluten
1/4 c oats

In your lovable food processor process the garbanzo beans, rice, and oats. You may need to add just enough water to make it creamy. Now in bowl mix the rest of the ingredients, adding the vital wheat gluten last. Knead into a dough. Roll out and cut into squres. cook in oil till golden on both sides.


  1. So...what is vital wheat gluten and why do you use it?

  2. That is a great question avid blog reader. Vital Wheat Gluten is the gluten, or natural protein part of wheat. It's the elasticy stuff that comes from washing away the starch from wheat flour. Vital wheat gluten is a great meat substitute for vegans because of the protein content and the meaty texture. Gluten has about 28 grams of protein per serving.

  3. Do you buy it or have to make it?

  4. Either. It takes quite a bit of washing so most people buy it. It is a flour like substance but you can also buy it pre cooked but in this form it is called seitan. I know bob's red mill sells it but there are many other brands.

  5. Here is an amazing link if you want to make your own.

  6. I love your recipes!! I hope you keep them coming!