When it comes to making meat substitutes, some recipes can get pretty creative. But a recent viral fake chicken recipe might take the crown as one of the most inventive meat substitutes yet. This "chicken" recipe on TikTok combines flour and water to help make a vegan meat substitute called seitan. And much to everyone's shock, it actually tastes like meat.
As you'll see in the accompanying videos, TikTokers are combining flour and water to create bread. Then, they wash the bread to get rid of all the starch and season it with ingredients like vegetable stock, paprika, and garlic to give it a flavor reminiscent of roasted chicken. For the last step, they fry it on a pan to shred into chicken-like strips. If watching this dough transform from bread to pulled chicken weren't shocking enough, TikTokers are also putting their own tasty spin on this recipe. One TikToker, for instance, creates stir-fry chicken using the seitan recipe to start. Another turns this two-ingredient recipe into a vegan version of fried chicken.
As you watch these flour and water "chicken" recipes on TikTok, you'll definitely be inspired to try out the trend for yourself. These videos can offer you some inspo on how to chef up your own vegetarian chicken. Just think, when you recreate these recipe for your housemates, they'll wear priceless expressions of amazement when you reveal that your "chicken" dinner was actually flour and water.