Sweet and Sour Seitan

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."
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35 m servings 510 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 510 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 62.3g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 29.2 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1380 mg
  • 55%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * 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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  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.


  1. 25 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

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.

Most helpful critical review

Maybe I just thought I liked sweet and sour dishes, because I didn't care for this at all.

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.

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, f...

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 e...

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 ...

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.

A great find. Will be making this again and again. I use fructose instead of brown sugar.

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 mak...

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 ...

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 ...