Total Time
25mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Use TVP or veggie chicken, where you would normally use chicken. Can be used as wings, nuggets, drumsticks, in casseroles, pies etc.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, bring water, bouillon, sugar and seasonings to a boil. Add TVP and turn heat off. Let stand for 15 - 20 minutes. Drain any excess liquid.
  2. Saute soaked, drained TVP in a little oil until lightly browned. The TVP "Chicken" is now ready to be used in any dish in place of cooked chicken. Refrigerate unused portions. Can be frozen.
  3. Suggestions: Pot pies, gravies, soups, stews, pita bread sandwiches, a la kings, patties (mix with breadcrumbs), stir-fries, etc.
  4. NOTE: Large chunks of TVP do better simmered in the liquid, not just soaked. Simmer over low heat for 15 - 20 minutes. Liquid should be absorbed, and chunks should be tender. If chunks are not yet tender, add more water and bouillon.
  5. If you want to shape them, I would not drain, I just a little flour and shape.
Most Helpful

This is a tough one for me to rate. It was super easy to make and smelled just like chicken. The taste was pretty good, but I just cannot get past the texture of tvp. I keep hoping that I can find a recipe to get me past it, but no luck. That said, I think this would be a really good recipe for new vegetarians or people who are already used to tvp.

4 5

Until now I've been using frozen veggie chicken patties and burgers, but I decided I wanted to try making some of my own. I halved the recipe, but I wasn't sure whether I ought to shorten the cooking time... I think I let it stand for about fifteen minutes, but that was probably too long, as I was going to shape it and so I needed some of the liquid. I replaced the sugar with Splenda and the celery seed with mustard powder. After soaking, I added an egg white, a tablespoon of oat bran, and added some spices -- garlic salt, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper... I think that's it! I shaped them into two patties, which fell apart a bit at first -- probably because there wasn't enough liquid! -- but after I baked them at 350 for about 20 minutes, they were fine. Thanks for posting!!