General Tso's Vegan "Chicken"

General Tso's Vegan Chicken Recipe

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Gary Loewenthal

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@garyloewenthal

Source: Modified from eatair.blogspot.com/...s-seitan.html

This tastes similar to the vegan General Tso's Chicken in the deli section of many Whole Foods Markets. So far, all the meat-eaters to whom I've served it have liked it, usually asking for seconds.

The seitan gives the dish a meaty texture, the breading adds crispiness, the sauce is a pleasing blend of sweet and tart, and the broccoli provides crunch (and vitamins).

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
2 large servings or 4 small servings
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 12 oz
    seitan (use drained weight if packed in water)
  • 1/2 lb
    broccoli, chopped (fresh is best; frozen is ok)
  • 1/2
    small-to-medium onion, chopped, not too finely
  • 1 tsp
    minced fresh ginger
  • 3 Tbsp
    peanut oil (a bit less if using a non-stick pan)
  • BATTER FOR THE SEITAN:

  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour, rice flour, or spelt flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1 tsp
    egg replacer (such as energ-g)
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 c
    plain unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • FOR THE SAUCE:

  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp
    vegetable broth
  • 3 Tbsp
    sugar or 2 1/4 tbs. agave nectar
  • 2 tsp
    cornstarch

How to Make General Tso's Vegan "Chicken"

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients for the batter together, then whisk in the soy milk and soy sauce.
  3. Tear the seitan into bite-sized pieces, then mix in with the batter.
  4. Heat 2 Tbs. peanut oil in a wok over medium-high heat then add the battered seitan. Fry the seitan, stirring constantly and separating the individual pieces, until it's nice and brown and crispy. This may take 8-10 minutes. Then remove the seitan from the wok and set aside.
  5. Add the remaining 1 Tbs. of oil to the wok, then add the broccoli and onion. Stir-fry for a few minutes. Don’t let the broccoli get too soft; it should still retain its color. Add the ginger and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the sauce and cook for another 3 minutes or so until it thickens. When the sauce is almost thick enough, turn the heat to low and stir in the seitan for about a minute.
  6. Serve over rice, or over soba or udon noodles.

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About General Tso's Vegan "Chicken"

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #Vegan, #seitan




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