Vegan “Chicken” Stars

Tender chicken flavoured seitan, in a crispy seasoned breadcrumb coating. This was something I made recently and posted onΒ my Instagram, and a few people asked for the recipe. So I made it again so I could note it all down in a blog post

This was inspired by Bernard Matthews turkey dinosaurs, and I believe they do other shapes too. I wanted to join in with making fun shaped food, so I made these


I used half of my chicken style seitan recipe for this, you can find that recipe here Chicken Style Seitan

Yield; 12 “chicken” stars Cook time; One hour in total (including making the seitan

You’ll need;

  1. Chicken flavoured seitan, use half of my recipe linked above
  2. Two tablespoons of plain, all purpose flour
  3. Three or four tablespoons of plant milk
  4. Three tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  5. Half a teaspoon of the following; oregano, basil and chilli powder
  6. Salt and black pepper to taste
  7. Oil to fry the stars in


  • Once you’ve made the seitan, slice it lengthways into six(ish) slices. Then use a star shaped cookie cutter to cut 12 stars out
  • You can use the leftover seitan to use as pieces or mince for other recipes. Next take three shallow dishes, put the flour in one, the milk in the second, and the breadcrumbs, herbs, chilli powder in the third. Season the breadcrumbs with a little salt and black pepper. Place each star in the flour first, then milk, then breadcrumbs
  • Heat some oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Once it’s warmed up place the stars in the oil. You may have to fry them in two batches
  • Fry them until they’re golden and crispy on both sides. I found they took around four or five minutes for each side. Once they were cooked, I placed them on a kitchen roll lined plate to absorb the excess oil, then served them


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