For the best vegan chicken nuggets, skip the store and try these homemade baked vegan nuggets instead. Seitan, often called "wheat meat," makes a surprisingly meat-like vegan stand-in for chicken in these crispy breaded tenders. You can make this easy recipe with store-bought or homemade seitan (see associated recipe). Serve them up with your favorite vegan dipping sauce. Source:, October 2018

Carolyn Casner


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Place a wire cooling rack on a large rimmed baking sheet.

  • Slice seitan into 16 (1/2 inch) nuggets.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, water and poultry seasoning in a pie plate. Place breadcrumbs in another shallow plate. Dredge the seitan pieces in the mayonnaise mixture, then in the breadcrumbs. Coat both sides with cooking spray and place on the prepared rack. Bake, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides, 18 to 20 minutes.


To make ahead: Freeze cooked nuggets in an airtight container for up to 1 month. To serve, reheat in microwave or oven until warmed through.

Learn more about how to make these vegan chicken nuggets.

Nutrition Facts

306 calories; 11.8 g total fat; 1.6 g saturated fat; 388 mg sodium. 247 mg potassium; 19.1 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 29.5 g protein; 6 IU vitamin a iu; 129 mcg folate; 61 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 27 mg magnesium; 5 mg thiamin;