Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Chickenless Kiev

The first stop on this month's culinary trip around the world is Ukraine with Chickenless Kiev. I was very pleased with how this turned out--tender seitan with a creamy, garlicky, filling and a crispy crust. You need to plan ahead to make this dish, but it is totally worth it. You will need to make some "custom-made" chicken seitan by flattening chunks of dough as thin as possible into 6" by 3" rectangles before cooking in broth.

- 6 pieces of chicken seitan, 6" x 3", cooled
- 1/4 cup soft margarine
- 1/4 cup plain soy yogurt
- 1-2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 tbsp dried chives
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 cup plain soy milk
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 cups bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 450 degrees
1. Whisk margarine and yogurt together until well blended. Mix in garlic, chives, salt and pepper.
2. Whisk lemon juice into soy milk until thickened. Put bread crumbs into a flat dish.
3. Spread 1/6 of the yogurt mixture onto a piece of the seitan. Roll tightly and secure with one or two toothpicks. Dip seitan into soy milk mixture, then roll in bread crumbs until well coated. Repeat with remaining seitan.
4. Place seitan in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake for 25-30 mins, until bread crumbs are browned.


Joaco said...

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VegBang said...

That seems sooooo tasty... Again, promoted in! ;) Cheers.

pavotrouge said...

*lol* I thought Kiev was a British dish as I've only ever seen it in England before ^ ^^

SaraJane said...

ooh, wow. That looks so yummy. I think I might try it.

Vegan Dad said...

Yes, please do try it--it is fantastic.

SusanV said...

Amazing! It's the one dish I never thought could be made vegan, and now you've gone and done it. It looks absolutely delicious.

Vegan Dad said...

Susan: The true miracle would be making a version that would qualify as fat free for your blog. You could make the filling by doubling the yogurt and omitting the margarine. Do they make a fat-free soy yogurt?

John Maass said...

You could call it "Chernobyl Chicken"!