Are you finding shop bought roasts a little bland? Have you had enough of that nut roast? Are you crying out for the perfect Sunday joint? Then look no further, Super Happy Win Food have got your back! We are delighted to present our vegan seitan chicken roast joint.
Whether it’s your Sunday roast or that all important Christmas dinner, we’ve come up with the centrepiece to your meal with our vegan seitan chicken and Stuffing roast joint!
This is a succulent and delicious joint that will leave you and your guests wanting more every time. Serve with all the trimmings and of course onion gravy to finish it off to perfection.
You can of course just slice of a piece and eat it straight of the joint, not that we do that here of course….
Simple and quick to make, this is a wonderful, low fat, meat replacement for your vegan roast dinner or Christmas sandwich.
We’ve included the full method and an all in one if you’re in hurry (see the notes at the end), both have been tested again and again to ensure perfect results every time.
Seitan Chicken & Stuffing Roast Joint
A delicious and succulent chicken style roast joint with sage and onion stuffing filling
- 250 ml boiling water
- 1 400g tin cooked chickpeas and juice
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 250 g vital wheat gluten
- 4 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
- 4 cracks black pepper
- 3 tsp vegan bouillon powder
- 2 tsp onion granules
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp garlic granules
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 85 g sage and onion stuffing (The smaller box available)
Sage and Onion Stuffing
Add 175ml boiling water to the stuffing mix in a bowl
Mix until consistent
Leave to stand whilst you make the dough
Full method for dough
Put the 250ml of water, lemon juice and the tin of chickpeas with all of the juice from the tin into a plastic jug
Using a stick blender blitz until it makes a completely smooth paste
Grind the thyme, sage, onion and garlic granules using a pestle and mortar until it makes a fine powder with no bits in it
Add to this the nutritional yeast, stock powder, mustard powder, white pepper, black pepper and salt and grind until consistent
Put all of the above in to the food processor and using a plastic blade blitz for 30 seconds or until smooth.
Now add the gluten to the food processor and mix on full power for 1 minute
Leave to stand for 1 minute
Mix on full power again for 1 minute.
Making the joint
Turn out the dough and gently knead for 30 seconds
Spread the dough flat and measure it to be as wide as your steamer and twice as long
Roll out the stuffing to match the width of the dough then place near the top of the dough
Roll up the stuffing with the dough and create the joint shape
Tuck in excess dough around the roll of the joint, try to make this as uniform as possible
Place on to baking parchment and roll up tightly
Now roll this up in a layer of tin foil, tightly wrapping as you go then repeat with another layer of tin foil.
You'll need to gently force this into the steamer
Steam for 45 minutes
Turn out the joint the pop it back in upside down and steam for a further 45 minutes
When the joint has finished steaming, remove the paper and foil, pop it on to a cooling rack and leave to stand for 30 minutes, this will let it tighten up and form an outer layer.
Carve in to slices and serve!
If you manage to keep this overnight in the fridge make sure you wrap it up, you'll be able to slice it much finer for that Christmas sandwich you've been dreaming of!
We really hope you enjoy eating our roast as much as we’ve enjoyed getting the recipe just right. It’s a staple in our house when Sunday comes around and as for a Christmas joint it’s second to none!
If you’re in a hurry then this is the quick method:- (it works just fine but will produce a joint with a slightly grainy texture due to the dried thyme and sage. If you’ve got the extra minutes then I urge you to make the longer method, its really just grinding the herbs and blitzing the liquid first but the results are so much smoother and more consistent.)
Quick method- Put all of the wet and dry ingredients except the vital wheat gluten in to the food processor. Blitz on full till smooth.
Now add the gluten and blitz on full power for 2 minutes.
Leave to stand for 1 minute then proceed with constructing the joint.
Do make sure to wrap the joint up tightly, this will give you your final roast shape so spend time getting this looking nice! Seitan and chickpeas together will expand during steaming which will result in an airier and breadier texture which for this recipe we don’t want!
Either way we believe that once you’ve made this for the first time you’ll never go back to shop bought vegan joints again. For the icing on the cake (so to speak) roast onion gravy is the perfect accompaniment. How you do your roast potatoes is entirely up to you of course, but we’ve got some top tips for those too!