Spanish-style Seitan Chick’n & Rice

Spanish-style Seitan Chick’n & Rice

Spanish-style Seitan Chick’n & Rice is a rich, savory and nutrient-dense dish that is easy to prepare. This recipe calls for a large cast iron skillet with a fitted lid. You could achieve the same result using a large skillet with a lid and simmering on the stovetop, but the flavor is much more rich from baking.


Serves: 6-8 Time: 1 hour

Spanish-style Seitan Chick’n & Rice

  • 1 lb seitan chick’n
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika + extra
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 10 oz. cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked jasmine rice
  • 3 bay leaves
  • For topping: Chopped parsley, capers


  1. Prepare your vegetables and set aside.
  2. Take your prepared seitan and sear it in a heated 12-inch cast iron skillet with olive oil. Season lightly with salt and a dash of garam masala. Cook for 7-10 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Deglaze the pan with a bit of vinegar, then on medium heat, begin sautéeing the onions in the same pan. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Next, add the bell pepper and sauté for another 5 minutes before adding the tomato paste and seasonings. Stir together for a minute and add the cherry tomatoes and bay leaves.
  5. Finally, add in the rice and stir for a minute before topping with the vegetable broth and lemon juice. Remove from heat, top the skillet with the seitan chicken, enough to cover the rice and broth, leaving room around the edges of the skillet for steam to escape.
  6. Cover the skillet with a lid, place the skillet in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. After 30 minutes, remove the lid (carefully), and allow it to cook for another 10-15 minutes for an added crispness on top.
  8. Remove from the oven once cooked, allow to cool before serving. Top with optional toppings if desired and enjoy!

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