Sweet and Sour Seitan Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sweet and Sour Seitan Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Sweet and Sour Seitan

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"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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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 07, 2007

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


25 Ratings

Feb 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.

Dec 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!

Feb 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.

Nov 25, 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.

Feb 02, 2008

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

Oct 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.


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  • Calories
  • 510 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 6.9 g
  • 27%
  • Protein
  • 29.2 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 1380 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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