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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 261.0
  • Total Fat: 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.2 mg
  • Sodium: 953.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 11.6 g

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Chicken-Less Chicken Strips *Chickpea Strips

Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup cooked chickpeas
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
    1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs
    1/4 cup vegetable broth or water
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 cloves garlic, pressed or grated with a Microplane grated
    1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
    1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
    Olive oil for pan frying


1. In a mixing bowl, mash the chickpeas together with the oil until no chickpeas are left. Add the remaining ingredients and knead together for about 3 minutes, until strings of gluten have formed.
2. Preheat a large heavy-bottomed nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, divide the cutlet dough into 4 equal pieces. To form cutlets, knead each piece in your hand for a few moments and then flatten and stretch each one into a roughly 6 by 4 inch rectangular cutlet shape. The easiest way to do this is to form a rectangle shape in your hands and then place the cutlets on a clean surface to flatten and stretch them.
3. Add a moderately thin layer of olive oil to the bottom of the pan. Place the cutlets in the pan and cook on each side for 6 to 7 minutes. Add more oil, if needed, when you flip the cutlets. They’re ready when lightly browned and firm to the touch.

Game plan: Just in case you were wondering, you can also bake these too! Baking these patties gives them a toothsome chewy texture and firm bite. Preheat oven to 375°F, and lightly oil baking sheet. Brush both sides of each patty with olive oil, place on baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes. Flip patties and bake another 8 to 10 minutes until firm and golden brown.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FILMFEMMEFATALE.

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