Sweet and Sour Seitan


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • 1 pound chicken style seitan

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 large bell pepper, cut in strips

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks with juice

  • 1 cup pineapple juice

  • cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

510 Calories
17g Fat
62g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 1380mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 55mg 275%
Calcium 100mg 8%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 507mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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