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Before I went vegan, not only was I a cheese addict, I was also a Popeye's Chicken enthusiast. I literally went to Popeye's every Friday. After becoming vegan, I searched and searched for ways to replicate that flavor. Turns out it was easier than I thought. It all boils down to hot sauce and a good creole seasoning mix that you can buy at the store. So I adapted some recipes from different sites such as The Edgy Veg and Vegan Sandra and created a recipe that is very reminiscent of Popeye's Chicken tenders. I even hosted a party and showed some of my friends how to make it. They loved it. Don't believe me? Check out some of the pictures at food blogger Gina Bean's site here!



Fried Seitan “Chicken”

Dredging Station Seasoned Flour

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Louisiana Creole seasoning
  • ¼ tsp sugar

Dredging Station Sauce

  • one third cup hot sauce
  • 3 eggs worth of egg replacer (I like to use aquafaba. It is literally the water leftover after cooking chickpeas!)
  • Oil for frying


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix together wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, onion powder and poultry seasoning.
  2. In a larger bowl, combine hot sauce and tahini and whisk until smooth.
  3. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet and stir until well combined.
  4. Knead the dough until it is elastic but not dry. Sprinkle some additional gluten flour if you find you have made your dough too sticky.
  5. Divide the dough into chicken size pieces. They will grow to about twice their size, so make them a bit smaller than a normal chicken breast. You can do nugget size at your own risk. They never work for me, just always fall apart. I have also had success with cutting it into strips and making chicken tenders.
  6. Place the "nuggets" in a pot filled with boiling broth, ensure they are totally covered.
  7. Cook nuggets in broth for 45 minutes to 1 hour at a low boil, stirring every 15 mins.
  8. Remove from broth and place on a paper towl to dry.

Coating and Frying

  1. Combine the hot sauce and water and egg replacer in a small bowl.
  2. Combine the flour and all spices in another shallow bowl, and whisk until well combined.
  3. Working with one piece of seitan at a time, coat each piece with the flour, then dredge it in the hot sauce mixture, and coat again in the flour mixture.
  4. Set aside until the rest of the seitan is breaded.
  5. Heat up plenty of oil in a skillet, or heat up your deep fryer. When hot (350 degrees) fry the pieces for 8-12 minutes or until they are light brown and crispy.
  6. Drain on paper towels or a rack.

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Sybil Nelson: Author of Priscilla the Great...and a bunch of other stuff!

I have always had a love of the written word. While I was in grade school I would dedicate each summer to a different author and then ride public transportation from my low-income housing to the library in order to quench my literary thirst. I love stories and characters that feel like they are someone you know or a part of your family. I noticed, however, that the books I loved never had any black female characters. If I wanted to read about characters who looked like me, I had to go to a different section of the library. Thus, I began to create story lines and characters that extended beyond the books I loved. While working as a math teacher and finishing my master's degree in Mathematics at the College of Charleston, I began my writing career. To date I have multiple novels published under several names. Check out my bookstore to purchase some of my novels.

New Releases

Pride and Prejudice in Space

Sense and Sensibility in Space

Who is Priscilla the Great?

Priscilla is a feisty 12 year old who one day discovers she can shoot fire out of her fingers. Join her on her journey to discover why...oh, and save the world along the way.

Marco Avalon

Marco Avalon was a popular character in the Priscilla the Great universe. He was so popular that daily I would get emails from fans asking about him. Eventually I decided to give him his own series of books entitled Dark Marco which tells his origin story. In 2017 you can also expect another book featuring Marco entitled Marco Vs. Ian.

Leslie DuBois

As Leslie DuBois I write interracial love stories as well as other realistic tales. I, as Sybil Nelson, do not in any way condone things like murder or fornication. These stories features flawed characters who eventually learn to do the right thing. Please check out my Leslie DuBois books here.