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. Read more about how to make vegan chicken nuggets., October 2018


Recipe Summary

40 mins
20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


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.

Associated Recipe: Homemade Seitan

Nutrition Facts

4 nuggets
306 calories; protein 29.5g; carbohydrates 19.1g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 2g; fat 11.8g; saturated fat 1.6g; vitamin a iu 5.8IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 129.3mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 3mg; magnesium 27.4mg; potassium 247.4mg; sodium 388.2mg; thiamin 4.9mg.

4 lean protein, 2 fat, 1/2 starch