This is a tasty vegetarian version of a Chinese classic. You won't even be able to tell it isn't chicken! Seitan is made from wheat gluten and is very high in protein and low in fat. I recommend using a chicken-style variety.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken style seitan, and cook until browned, stirring occasionally. Add the bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook and stir until tender, but still crisp.

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  • Stir in the pineapple juice, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and cornstarch. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir until thickened. Mix in the pineapple chunks just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

510 calories; 29.2 g protein; 62.3 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 1379.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2005
We made this tonight and it was super yummy. Next time we make it we'll probably use more vegetables but its a keeper for sure. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/07/2007
Maybe I just thought I liked sweet and sour dishes because I didn't care for this at all. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2005
We made this tonight and it was super yummy. Next time we make it we'll probably use more vegetables but its a keeper for sure. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2005
We made this tonight and it was super yummy. Next time we make it we'll probably use more vegetables but its a keeper for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2009
This was the first time I had used seitan and only had an 8 oz package so I added mushrooms broccoli baby carrots and water chestnuts. I also served with a organic brown and wild rice mix flavored with tamari sauce. My husband and 19 yr old son loved it (altho neither knew it was vegetarian instead of chicken!) I will definitely make regularly now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2007
Very delicious. Our store didn't have Seitan so I used frozen Veggie Chicken Strips and it was delicious. I made it for dinner with my parents (not vegan) and the loved it. Even my super meat eater father went for seconds! Wouldn't change a thing with this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2007
Quite tasty. Both my bf and I loved it. Did not turn out the same color as the one in the photo though ours was brown. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2008
This was really good my boyfriend (who has been known to scoff at my attepmts to "vegetarianize" meals) ate two servings! The only complaint was that it was a little too sweet so next time I may cut down on the brown sugar a little bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
A great find. Will be making this again and again. I use fructose instead of brown sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/02/2009
Wow! This was amazing. Made everything exactly as directed - except I used Morningstar chicken strips since I don't have a clue how to find seitan out here! We served it over rice - though next time I may try to add some more veggies. But this was definitely great my non-vegetarian husband gave me the ok to make it again (which is rare!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2009
This was the first time my husband and I have ever had seitan (wish I knew how to pronouce it). We really like the flavor of this sweet and sour souce. We added a lot more vegis than what the recipie indicated. Joel likes seitan - better than tofu but not as well as chicken (of course). We will eat this again. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2011
This was good. The sauce tasted great. I used a canned seitan which I didn't really care for but that doesn't reflect on the quality of the recipe. I also added extra vegetables. Yummy. Will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/07/2007
Maybe I just thought I liked sweet and sour dishes because I didn't care for this at all. Read More
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