fried seitan nuggets

Crispy Seitan Nuggets

I was craving some fried nuggets the other day and I started experimenting with ‘chickwheat‘, which resulted in these super tasty seitan nuggets.

fried seitan nuggets

This recipe requires some pre-work, but the work will pay off! I used chickwheat shreds in this recipe, and if you don’t know what that is then head on to this link as I currently have not made my own recipe for chickwheat. It’s basically a recipe for seitan shreds, which closely mimic the texture of chicken shreds. I usually make a big batch and keep it in my freezer. You can use these in soups, salads and stir frys.

chickwheat chunks in a bowl
Chickwheat shreds

Now, let’s get on to the recipe!

These nuggets are

  • crispy
  • tasty
  • freezer friendly
  • great with a good dipping sauce

I made a pretty big batch of those, storing them in the freezer for later use.

prepared nuggets for freezing

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Crispy Seitan Nuggets

Crunchy and delicious nuggets that you probably have been missing!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword nuggets, seitan
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • food processor


Seitan mince

  • 400 grams chickwheat chunks
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp corn starch


  • 75 grams flour
  • 30 grams corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 flax egg
  • cold water


  • 250 grams breadcrumbs


Seitan mince

  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor and run it until you get a nice mince. Set aside.
    seitan mince in a bowl


  • Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix everything well. Slowly pour over some cold water and mix until a smooth batter starts to form. It shouldn't be too thick but not thin either. Add in the flax egg and mix.

Forming the nuggets

  • Use a tablespoon to scoop up a portion of the seitan mince and start pressing them into square shape in your hands. The cornstarch helps them bind and hold together.
  • After you have formed the nuggets into shape it's time to dip them in batter.


  • Have the batter ready and pour some breadcrumbs (not all at once) over onto a plate.
  • Start by first dipping the nuggets into the batter and then toss it in breadcrumbs until everything is covered.
    seitan nuggets coated in batter and breadcrumbs

Frying the nuggets

  • Heat up frying oil to medium high heat and fry the nuggets until golden brown on each side. Serve right after.
    fried seitan nuggets

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