Air Fried Chicken-Style Seitan

Seitan Made in Air Fryer - Oil Free Vegan Meat Alternative

Seitan is a great meat alternative that’s high in protein while low in fat and carbohydrates. It’s also less expensive than many store-bought plant-based meats, so it’s an excellent option for vegans on a budget.

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Easy Seitan Recipe - Oil Free

Vegan Meat Alternative | Made in Air Fryer
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Course: Main Course


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp vegan poultry seasoning
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • 6 3/4 cups water, divided
  • 1 vegan chick’n flavored bouillon cube


  • In a large bowl, mix the gluten, flour, poultry seasoning, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together. Then, stir in the aquafaba and ¾ cup of water.
  • Knead the seitan dough together until the ingredients are mixed well. Then transfer it to a cutting board, roll it out, and cut it into 1-by-2-inch strips.
  • In a large pot over high heat, bring the remaining 6 cups of water to a boil with the bouillon cube. Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to medium low. Add the seitan strips and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain the broth from the seitan pieces when ready to transfer to the air fryer.
  • Put the seitan strips in the air fryer and cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.


Anne-Marie Campbell

Anne-Marie is the Founder of (est. 2012), and is a vegan athlete and animal rights activist. A competitive athlete for over 20 years, she is a former gymnast and hockey player, and is currently a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Anne-Marie went vegan, for the animals, in 2011, and her mission is to help people go (or stay) vegan by sharing her personal journey, and creating this free vegan lifestyle resource.


  1. Is there somewhere that the steps and ingredients are written/typed ? Maybe in the video description or something? Would be much appreciated , thanks! Great video and can’t wait to make it

    1. Hey Katrina, I have updated the page 🙂 (I’m currently updating a bunch of pages and URL’s, so some may not be finished yet). I hope you enjoy it! Thanks!

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