Vegetarian Buffalo “Chicken” Sandwich

September 8th, 2011 by Elise Printer friendly version Printer friendly version Leave a reply »
A few weeks ago, I had a delicious vegetarian buffalo chicken sandwich at The Remedy Diner, one of my favorite restaurants in downtown Raleigh. I thought that it was very tasty and decided to try making my own version at home. The restaurant version used breaded tofu “chicken” patties, but I decided to use seitan, which is made of seasoned wheat protein. It has a very chicken-like texture and no breading to add extra calories. You can find seitan at most health food stores. I also used a buffalo sauce recipe from The recipe says to only use Frank’s Red Hot sauce in the recipe, but other hot sauces may work as well. Jason and I agreed that this sandwich was extremely tasty and worth sharing here on my blog!
Nutritional Information
409 calories; 37g protein; 34g carbohydrates; 16g fat; 34mg cholesterol; 2,059mg sodium; 6g fiber

Makes 8 servings
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup Franks Red Hot or other hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken-style seitan, drained
  • 8 tablespoons gorganzola
  • 4 small tomatoes, sliced (1/2 tomato per sandwich)
  • 1/4 onion sliced, or to taste
  • 8 Lettuce leaves
  • 8 hamburger buns, preferably whole wheat
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise (1 tbsp per half bun)
  1. Add the butter, hot sauce and cayenne pepper to a medium sauce pan and cook over medium heat until sauce is bubbling and the butter has melted.
  2. Add the seitan and toss to coat with sauce. Cook for 10 minutes, or until seitan is hot.
  3. Meanwhile, split the hamburger buns, spread each half with mayonnaise and put the lettuce, tomato and onion on the top half of the bun.
  4. When the seitan is cooked, put some on the bottom half of each bun and sprinkle each with 1 tbsp of Gorgonzola. Close the sandwiches and serve.


  1. Cassy says:

    This is really great healthy and easy snack preparation. Thank you for sharing. I gonna make this later with my partner. Please do post some more snack recipe.



  2. Yvette says:

    Its good that there’s some cayenne pepper which is my favorite out of all the ingredients.
    Thanks for this very healthy recipe. I’ll be making it tomorrow!

    My blog : vérin électrique 

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