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Seitan piccata on plate with kale and mashed potatoes.
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5 from 3 votes

Seitan piccata

Recreate a fancy date night out from the comfort of your home. Browned slices of seitan are enveloped in a lemon and white wine sauce, dotted with capers. Serve alongside sautéed kale and mashed potatoes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Keyword: holiday food, lemon sauce, seitan recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson



  • Bring a large non-stick skillet to a medium heat with one teaspoon of oil. Add onions to the skillet and sauté for a few minutes, until fragrant and translucent.
  • Add another Tablespoon of oil to the skillet along with a Tablespoon of flour. Cook the flour in the oil for about a minute. Combine with the onions.
  • Add white wine, water, Better Than Bouillon, lemon juice, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Stir with a spatula to combine everything. Allow it to thicken, reduce, and become a glossy sauce. This will take 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Once it has thickened, stir in vegan butter and drained capers. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Cut chicken seitan roast into half inch thick slices. You'll need 8 cutlets for this recipe.
    (If you're using store-bought seitan, use your best judgment on cutting appropriately-sized pieces for 4 people. You can even use seitan pieces, if needed.)
  • Bring another large skillet to a medium heat with a teaspoon of oil. Brown the sliced seitan in the skillet, flipping once one side is brown. Once it is brown on both sides, remove from skillet.
    The seitan will brown the best if the skillet isn't overcrowded. So if you need to work in batches, add another teaspoon of oil to the skillet before browning the remaining seitan cutlets.
  • Serve the seitan slices with two cutlets per person. Drizzle the seitan with piccata sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes and sautéed kale.


If you'd prefer, you can use ½ cup vegetable broth instead of water + bouillon.
In place of sliced seitan chicken, you can use an equal amount of browned vegan chicken (like Gardein), tofu slabs, hydrated Soy Curls, or roasted chickpeas.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 392mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg